Latest Zack Snyder news roundup features the first look at the new batcave
In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly featuring Doctor Strange on the cover, Warner Bros also snuck in a sneak peek at Zack Snyder’s new batcave. We’ve seen glimpses of it in the Batman v Superman trailers, but never a full layout of the Batcave as we could only make assumptions as to what it looked like. Now however, Entertainment Weekly has given us a new look at the headquarters for Batman along with some quotes from Ben Affleck.
Talking about Batman in general, Affleck revealed how his character fits into this world of powered people and demigods, and in a way it sounds like sort of a reflection of Lex Luthor’s words about aliens as well. Talking about the new Batman character, Affleck had this to say.
“[Batman] represents human beings, mortal men. In a world of Flashes and Aquamen and Supermen, there needs to be that guy. It’s interesting that he became the leader of the Justice League in the books — I’m not sure how that’ll play out here — but his humanity is also an asset.”
The magazine also got a short quote from Jeremy Irons, who plays Alfred Pennyworth.
“Alfred is a lot more hands-on in our film than he has previously been. He’s a bit of a grease monkey, and he’s very involved in the decisions Bruce makes.”
One thing you’ll notice about the batcave is that it seems like a giant high-tech platform held together in a ginormous cave with beautiful flowing waterfalls. This is a bit different than the traditional batcaves we’re used to, but not completely original. As you can see, there’s barely any campy trademarks like a Giant Dinosaur.
A high-quality version of that German Batman v Superman TV Spot we posted last week has been released in Japan in ENGLISH. Check that out as it features new dialogue from Batman. Some great shots in here from Zack, Larry and the crew. Speaking of, tell us what your favorite shot so far from the film is in the comments!
Great TV spot, huh?
New toys for Batman v Superman from Miracle Action Figure EX (MAFEX) have been released. There are a ton of high quality images out there of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman thanks to SuperheroHype, but we’re just gonna post the best ones.
As you can see, for toys these have stunning detail and definitely an alternative if you don’t have money to waste away at Hot Toys figures. SuperheroHype reports that the toys will cost 45$ each and stand at about six inches. The toys are pre-orderable. Batman and Superman will be released in July, with Armored Batman and Wonder Woman following in September, which would make great Christmas gifts for 2016, eh?
In a quick change of focus from Batman v Superman, Rama’s Screen has got a great interview up with Adam Beach who plays Slipknot in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad (exec-produced by Zack Snyder). In the interview, Beach talks a bit about his character Slipknot and the function he serves on the film, as well as some other things like his costume.
“My version is basically a guy who’s just pissed off to be there, he’s an angry boy. But ya know, he’s like everybody else, he is a hired mercenary, assassin killer, so you know that paying the right money and he’ll get the job done.
I’m kind of in this heavy rope gear, I’m basically like if shit happens, I’m like the escape plan, I’ll get everybody out of there. Everybody has their skills.
When you researched the villains in the DC comics, everybody’s been through the assassin’s drill of training to kill. My skill is the ropes. Give me a rope and I can fight with it, I can tie you up. They were teaching me a move where if you try to throw a punch, I can use a rope to grab that punch, put the rope around your neck and just drop my weight and it snaps your neck.”
Be sure to check out the full interview over at Rama’s Screen.
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BATMAN V SUPERMAN: 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.
SUICIDE SQUAD: It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?