Batman vs Superman (2016)

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  1. Mububban

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    So the first on set picture of Ben Affleck as Batman has just been released:

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    Hi-res image here.

    Man of Steel underwhelmed me. A lot. So I hope this movie actually works. Ben Affleck can be excellent, or super cheeseball. I reckon he'll be great though. Apparently he's going to play an older, more world-weary Batman, one who's been doing the Bat-thing for years and is tired or it all.

    We're also going to get Lex Luthor, Wonder Woman, Alfred, and Cyborg as the villain. That's a lot of characters to squeeze in and introduce in one movie, even if it runs 2.5 hours.

    It's a looooong way away, I can't wait for more info to start drip-feeding in.
     
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    I'm not sure you're allowed to mess up a Superman AND Batman film in the same film. Also Batman has been going through a series of very strong films recently, a flop on a Batman film would be very bad for the director - that said Superman has been having rather weaker contributions so they might equal out into an ok film.
     
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    superhero overload!!!!!!
     
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    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    I thought Man of Steel was an amazing film, so I'm very hopeful for this one. If this is as good as that, then I'll be very happy.
     
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    Hopefully the script will be good
     
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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Don't get your hopes up...
     
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    Let's say I have moderate-to-high hopes, but low expectations :) Anyway, it's gonna be a loooong wait before we get any trailers to dissect.
     
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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    It wasn't difficult to guess that there would be a Justice League film, though a new report showed what movies Warner Bros has planned, though I wouldn't take it as fact.

    May 2016 – Batman v Superman

    July 2016 – Shazam

    Xmas 2016 – Sandman

    May 2017 – Justice League

    July 2017 – Wonder Woman

    Xmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern team-up

    May 2018 – Man of Steel 2
     
  9. Mububban

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    Jason Momoa fans should squee with happiness over this. If there's one thing superhero fans have been asking for, it's a guy who talks to fish :D

    http://www.hitfix.com/motion-captur...awn-of-justice-and-we-know-how-it-will-happen
     
  10. Firiath

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    Jason Momoa as Aquaman? But... but doesn't Aquaman look totally different? Although I love to see more of Jason Momoa, I really can't picture him in this role. (Could that mean that they'll change Aquaman and make him awesome?)

    Also... Shazam? Really? No offense to Shazam fans, but is there any way to make a Shazam film that won't be totally ridiculous?
     
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    Batfleck cowl.

    Those tiny stubby little ears look a bit funny to me

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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    I think he should take some anti-depression pills, because he looks depressed in every picture they've shown so far. I also have a difficult time to picture Jason Momoa as Aquaman. What are they going to do? Give him a blonde wig? Ugh.....
     
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    I am personally getting a bit tired of new superhero movies. when will it end?!?!
     
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    I agree with @Midnattblod , theres only so many times that you can re make a movie about a superhero before you kill it, and its wearing very thin now..
     
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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Yeah, it's like a trend. I'm getting tired of it myself. I'm not saying for it to stop, but calm down people. It's just like overkill. I want to see more original films, no sequels, reboots, remakes. Just original films not based on anything.
     
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    Honestly I could tolerate it more if they at least branched out. 3 Spiderman series one after the other all reboots - at least two hulk just as fast and several Superman and Batman. Xmen has also basically done the same thing now with the time-travel.

    At least if they branched out we might get some new stories - there's only so many ways you can re-tell the same story (that is honestly pretty simple to start with) before its just getting dull.
     
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    I've heard that this Batman is going to be older and more weary of fighting all that crime on his own after all these years. Kind of like a Danny Glover "I'm getting too old for this sh**" sort of thing :D So along comes this young upstart punk from another world who just happened to flatten half the city in a fist fight - that's not how you fight crime kid!

    First look at Wonder Woman. Could use some actual colour in the costume, overall doesn't look too ridiculous, but high heels? Really, Zack Snyder? Sigh.

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    Teaser trailer for Batman v Superman has been released. Although it would have been nice to see something that was, I don't know, fun and a bit exciting rather than dour and bleak and miserable, I like the fact that they're going to explore the myriad of ways people would actually react if an all-powerful flying alien was found to be living among us. There'd be fear, religious nutters, distrust, accusations of American bias/control, as well as support from many.

    And Batfleck looks pretty badass. He'd better be packing some kryptonite body armour though if he's going to go toe-to-toe with Supes.

    I'm there, but I don't think DC will be toppling Marvel any time soon.

    Thoughts?

     
  20. K.S. Crooks

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    I have concerns. Batman and Superman are the same age and Superman was a public hero first. If they change this they are playing with fire. What will they do with the ages of the other heroes make them all older than superman or only Batman. Why didn't they have the movie written and directed by people who work on the animated movies. They always do a great do on those stories or better have actual comic book writers be the major driving force. The marvel movies and shows have Joss Whedon but they also Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and others to keep things making sense. I don't know if DC or WB (which owns DC) has the equivalent.