Batman v. Superman star Henry Cavill talks Dawn of Justice plot

written by Annie VI.VII

For those wondering what the ratio of Superman to Batman will be in the upcoming Batman v Superman—that is, whether it’ll be Bruce Wayne guest-starring in a Superman movie, or something more equitable to reflect the title’s double-billing—Henry Cavill wants you to know that this isn’t going to be Man of Steel 2. “As far as the individual character is concerned, this is not a Superman sequel,” says Cavill. “It’s more of an introduction to Batman, an opening to Justice League, and an expansion of the world that was created in Man of Steel.”

Now that’s still about as vague on details as a Las Vegas groom, but it does indicate the intentions behind the movie. Like so many entries in a semi-serialized franchise universe, Batman v Superman will have to multi-task, serving as a narrative bridge as well as (presumably) a full movie in its own right.

So what are the chances for another standalone Man of Steel sequel? There’s no specific date set for one on the DC schedule, but Cavill seems to believe there are good odds we’ll see him fly solo again. “There’s plenty of time for individual Superman sequels,” the actor says. “He’s a tough character to tell. People like the darker vigilante. I think it speaks to the human psyche more easily rather than the god-like being that we can’t really understand. Once we have a more expansive universe we can delve more into the character of Superman and hopefully tell more stories.”

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featured Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Special

written by Annie II.VII

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the featured of the Comic-Con issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine. They have new photos. Here is the cover and two photos, will add scans when I get them:



The article from EW.com:

If you thought Pacquiao/Mayweather was the most-hyped head-to-head you’ve ever seen, just wait until these two contenders step into the ring. Batman and Superman are arguably the two biggest names in comics, a pair of capes known the world over, and Warner Bros. has thrown the mega-stars of DC Comics into a production that’s one-half superhero movie and one-half Pay-Per-View event.

EW was lucky enough to be on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and for this week’s special double-issue Comic Con Preview, we’re bringing you inside the production. The two heroes have crossed paths plenty of times in the Gordian tangle of comic-book canon, but never on-screen. But as Hollywood continues both its preoccupation with superheroes and universe-building—complete with more five-year plans than a Communist regime—it seemed inevitable that eventually these two brands would find their way into a single title.

Zack Snyder recalls the first time he pitched the idea, in a meeting with franchise co-captains Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer, it was only meant as an Easter egg. “I said, ‘What about at the end of the movie we do a scene where there’s a crate full of kryptonite delivered to Wayne Manor,’” says Snyder. “Everyone was like…‘Okaay.’ Once you say it out loud it’s a problem because you can’t unsay it.”

Batman v Superman introduces a new Batman only four years after the release of the final film in Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. Ben Affleck plays an older, wearier Caped Crusader, one drawn at least in part from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. “He’s on the verge of being swallowed up by the anger and the rage that we see haunt this character in the other manifestations of it,” says Affleck. “But this guy is further down the line and has become more embittered and cynical.” Worried that Superman’s unequaled power makes him more of a potential fascistic overlord than the hero we need, he makes it his duty to take him out of the sky for good.

Not content to consolidate only two eggs in this basket, they’ve also thrown in appearances by Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) for good measure. After all, this isn’t just a single movie, it’s a waystation to the upcoming Justice League double-fister, not to mention a whole slew of other attractions on the DC Extended Universe™ road map. And building a franchise into a potential behemoth is no easy work.“It’s a marathon. No, it’s a marathon within a marathon,” says Snyder. “Do you know that race from Death Valley to the top of Mount Whitney? It’s, like, 100 miles and it’s from the lowest point in the continental United States to the highest. It’s crazy. Anyway, it’s like that.”

Dive into this week’s issue for even more Comic-Con fare, including an in-the-flesh look at Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an oral history of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, a visit to the set of NBC’s upcoming Heroes: Reborn, and exclusive first-look images from anticipated movies and TV series including The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Fantastic Four, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Fear the Walking Dead, Ash Vs. Evil Dead, and much, much more!

Comic-Con: ‘Batman v Superman,’ ‘Man From UNCLE,’ ‘Pan’ Casts to Appear at Warner Bros.’ Panel

written by Annie II.VII

Henry will attend not one, but 2 panels on this year’s Comic-Con! Via THR

San Diego Comic-Con attendees can enjoy a double-dose of Henry Cavill during the Warner Bros. Pictures panel on the Saturday of the annual pop culture extravaganza, as he promotes this summer’s The Man from UNCLE and next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Cavill will be joined on stage by Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki and director Guy Ritchie to promote the retro spy feature during the WB panel on July 11, which runs from 10:30am through 12pm in the massive Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center.

For Batman v Superman, he’ll be accompanied by director Zack Snyder, new Batman Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and cinema’s first Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot. The panel will feature an exclusive look at footage from the March, 2016 release.

There will also be a Cavill-less movie showcased during the panel, with Hugh Jackman, Garret Hedlund and Levi Miller taking the stage with director Joe Wright to promote Pan, the reimagining of the Peter Pan mythos.

In a statement, WB president, worldwide marketing and international distribution Sue Kroll said that Comic-Con “provides us a fantastic opportunity to interact with the fans and this year, as with every year, our aim is to surpass their expectations.” (Warners also promises “unexpected offerings that are sure to delight the crowd,” interestingly enough.) She added that Warners is also “thrilled” to offer filmmakers “a chance to experience the unique energy and enthusiasm” of the show.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Official Synopsis Revealed

written by Annie IX.VI

This summer is already off to a big start with films like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road, and this weekend’s sure-to-be-monstrous Jurassic World, but next year summer comes very early. The March 2016 release date of Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated Man of Steel follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice begins the summer blockbuster season literally just a few days after winter officially ends, and it’s sure to get things off to a momentous start.

We’ve already seen a number of teaser images and even a teaser trailer for director Zack Snyder’s star-studded superhero pic, but thus far Warner Bros. has yet to release an official synopsis. However, with the Licensing Expo set to begin tomorrow in Las Vegas, we’ve been provided with what appears to be the first synopsis for Batman v Superman. Take a gander below:

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

This jibes with what we’ve been hearing about the pic over the past year or so, and with the tone of the first teaser trailer. Snyder and screenwriter Chris Terrio take the “first contact” story of Man of Steel to its most likely next scenario, and that’s where Batman comes in—as an Earthbound justice-seeker who sees the alien Superman as a threat to humanity.

But what’s this “new threat” that presumably puts an end to Batman and Superman’s bickering? We still don’t know exactly how Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor factors into the story, but one imagines he’s not the only antagonistic force that takes on the two heroes. And where does Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman fit? With nine months still to go until release we’ve still got a ways to go before the story unfolds onscreen, but this synopsis is certainly tantalizing.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on March 26, 2016 and also stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Scoot McNairy, Jason Momoa, and Holly Hunter.

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Why Batman V Superman Isn’t A Man Of Steel Sequel

written by Annie XXII.IV

From cinemablend.com

If you’ve read many Internet rants or seen the latest Honest Trailer, people have some reservations about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The teaser trailer brought up a lot of questions as to what this movie actually is. Is it a Man of Steel sequel? Is it supposed to introduce Batman? Is it setting up Justice League? According to Henry Cavill, the answers are no, yes and yes.

MTV recently caught up with the Superman actor in Las Vegas for the CinemaCon presentation of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and pressed him for details. Though he didn’t say much, Cavill did reveal a couple of things, namely that Batman v Superman is not a Man of Steel sequel. Wait, what?

I wouldn’t call this a Superman sequel. This is Batman versus Superman, so it’s a separate entity altogether. It’s introducing the Batman character, and expanding upon this universe, which was kicked off by Man of Steel. It’s an introduction to the [Batman] character, and ultimately an introduction to Justice League.

That should help subside some of the complaints making the rounds…some of them, anyway.

Those present for last year’s San Diego Comic-Con got to see some early footage from Batman v Superman, but we were all eager to see the first full teaser trailer hit the airwaves. Layered with the voices of Holly Hunter, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons and Ben Affleck’s new, gravely Dark Knight timbre, this brief look was already jam packed. Coming off the events of Man of Steel, the world isn’t quite sure what to make of their new savior. Kal-El has his fair share of critics, his harshest being Lex Luthor (Eisenberg). While he’s dealing with that dilemma, he also has to worry about Batman stepping in to make him bleed. Why does the Caped Crusader hate Superman so much? What would cause so many people to turn on the man who saved the planet from General Zod’s army?

Then there’s the second half of the film’s title and Cavill’s statements to consider. Here’s the actor’s full statement.

While the film will primarily be about the Batman v Superman aspect, Dawn of Justice speaks to the trickle of appearances throughout. Warner Bros. made a big showing in casting Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, while we also received our first look at Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. In addition, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller are reportedly making some type of appearance in the film, as well.

Director Zack Snyder has a lot on his plate, and it’s the same juggling act Joss Whedon faced with Avengers: Age of Ultron. There, he had to introduce Ultron, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, ignite some sparks between Captain America and Iron Man pre-Civil War, insert Easter eggs and a character from Black Panther, and further set up the Infinity War to come down the road. Reviews for Avengers are pretty positive, so here’s hoping Snyder can accomplish the same feat.

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