Lots to get through here, so let’s get cracking. A number of updates have come through for Zack Snyder’s now filming, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice today, including the first official image of Henry Cavill as Superman, a rumour of four additional villains in the film, Snyder explains the titled change of VS to V, and he also reveals why Gal Gadot has not filmed any Wonder Woman scenes yet.
First up then is the new image of Superman which, as expected, is a serious affair and has Superman looking rather troubled, and slightly miserable. Clearly battling some sort of inner turmoil’s, or he may just be really really pissed off because it is raining! Anyway, here’s the image:
Next up we have some news courtesy of Latino Review, who tend to have very reliable sources, and they have revealed four additional villains in the film. Before they spoke of these new villains, the site were quick to say that the rumoured return of The Joker would not be happening. Instead there will be four other villains who will play small roles in the film while Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) remains chief bad guy.
Here is a list of the four villains who Latino Review say will be making an appearance:
Victor Zsazs is a nasty, if minor villain who enjoy killing people with a knife. He carves a tally mark on his body after every kill, and he was spotted in prison in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. James frontman Tim Booth played him then, and the thought is that either Callan Mulvey or Scoot McNairy will play him.
Morgan Edge is Lex Luthor’s mouthpiece, and according to Latin Review, will be seen going toe-to-toe with Louis Lane on a talk show. In the movie’s backstory, Edge and Luthor were members of the most notorious gangs ever to come out of Hob’s Bay. McNairy is also rumoured for this role.
David Cain is an assassin in his 50’s who who meets with Luthor’s bodyguard Mercy Graves to set up an assassination. He is said to be one of the worlds deadliest assassins.
Amanda Waller has no casting rumours to go with her character yet, but she is expected to be one of the more important additional villains. A stern and focused senator, she does not trust Superman, see’s him as a threat, and actually comes up with a counter measure against Superman, something Latino Review refuse to spoil.
Moving on and during an interview with USA Today (who also revealed the above Superman image), Snyder addressed to complaints from fans about changing the films title from Batman VS Superman, to the more annoying (and harder to say) Batman V Superman. Snyder explained that the reason it’s “v” instead of “vs” is “to keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie, even in the most subtle way.” So there’s your reason, like it or not, its staying!
Snyder also confirmed that Batman part of the film will not be any sort of origin story, explaining ”it’s cooler to see a crusty old Batman beating the snot out of guys.”
Snyder spoke briefly about Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, explaining why none of her scenes have been filmed yet. She’s working out and getting buff and ripped,” says Snyder.
Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Scoot McNairy has also joined the cast.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
Principal photography will take place on location at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location in and around Detroit, Michigan; Illinois; Africa; and the South Pacific.
Set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, the film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.