It’s Official: Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman movie! Full story here - http://bit.ly/1jlX0aU
During his CEO address to Wall Street analysts, Warner Bros’ Kevin Tsujihara confirms that Ben Affleck’s Batman will represent an experienced version of the Caped Crusader, one whose crime-fighting career most likely predates the emergence of Henry Cavill’s Superman:
Just saw Man of Steel! Other than Michael Shannon’s disappointing acting I really liked it. I think its a really interesting direction to take Superman. Plenty of people complain that it’s not the Christopher Reeves Superman but that’s ok. We’ve done that already.
I enjoyed the casting for everyone but Zod. Normally I’m a huge Michael Shannon fan but he really felt like he was in a comic book movie. His lieutenant was much better.
Also it seemed to be MORE violent and destructive then it needed to be. However, Snyder said all along that his goal was to make a REAL Superman. If you had Supermen fighting it out in a city there would be massive destruction.
I’m looking forward to some sequels to this.
I didn’t realize how drab his new costume is.
Rodrigo Santoro discusses his return to the role of the Persian emperor Xerxes in the long-simmering, oft-changed 300 follow-up:
It would be about Xerxes at first, but then they changed the whole thing. I would say that you get to know a little bit about [Xerxes’] backstory, which I thought is pretty cool. It’s more like you have the new Athenian, Sullivan [Stapleton]. You have Eva Green’s character, which is a commander, a naval commander, my naval commander, and you have Xerxes. It gravitates between all three, what’s going on.
I think it will match [the previous film], because the idea is matching — characters and style and all that. Especially because they’re calling it like a spinoff, you get bits of the first movie. There’s a place where they meet, the first movie and the second movie, but it’s a different director. I didn’t see the movie yet, the final result, but the experience — I mean, Zack [Snyder] was pretty much involved because he wrote it and he’s producing it. His hands are there, but [director] Noam [Munro] will have his own take on directing it. I think it’s going to be pretty awesome, and the fans are going to be pleased.”