Here’s another roundup of all things ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ from this week. We have more TV spots, Holly Hunter’s interview with CBS Morning that includes a clip from BvS, Entertainment Weekly’s BvS covers, new stills, and more.
“Here I Am” TV Spot:
Batman v Superman – ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ TV Spot:
Extended TV Spot:
Holly Hunter’s interview with CBS Sunday Morning, (BvS clip at the end):
Go inside EW’s Batman V. Superman issue:
Creation of Doomsday:
“The rage and anxiety of these two characters is manipulated by Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), a billionaire sociopath with a God complex of his own who takes joy in bringing the powerful to their knees. Luthor not only orchestrates a mass murder aimed at turning the two heavy hitters against each other but also uses some Kryptonian relics left behind from the Man ofSteel aftermath to cook up a cosmic mutant Frankenstein— Doomsday, partially built from the remains of Michael Shannon’s General Zod.”
Zack Snyder about the big fight scene in the film, “Superman doesn’t have to be as much of a chess player as Batman,” says Snyder. Superman has might on his side, but before the fists start flying, we see an armored Batman placing various traps in an abandoned stockyard, then walking along and driving a Kryptonite spear into the ground. “He paces it off,” Snyder says. “Then when he throws Superman, the spear is right there. So you’re like, wait a minute, did he [plan] every bit? He know every move?”
Wonder Woman’s Job Revealed:
Wonder Woman’s backstory has been revealed, thanks to Wonder Woman Brazil’s Instagram account, on the packaging for a Wonder Woman bust:
“The world’s first and foremost female Super Hero, Wonder Woman at once embodies the unrivaled force and supreme grace of a born warrior, and the genuine compassion and understanding of a true humanitarian. As a symbol of equality, power, and truth, her natural confidence and unmistakable intelligence make her an unequalled, if unexpected, ally.
The immortal Amazonian Princess Diana keeps her eyes and ears open for intrigue as the beautiful and mysterious antiquities dealer, Diana Prince.”
During an interview with Cine Premiere Magazine, Gal Gadot spoke about her role as Wonder Woman in the film.
“I appear in this film just as she is trying to escape her days of being Wonder Woman,” explained Gadot. “When she meets Batman she feels he will be the one to bring her back to her glory days, that dynamic between the three of them if very intense because they fight for the same values. But everyone wants to shine, there is much tension… good tension, I would say.”
When asked about the similarities between WW and Diana Prince, “My other half. It’s really the same character; she has everything Wonder Woman has. Now, all women have what Diana Prince and Wonder Woman have, we try to be the best, the best workers, the best wives, and to accomplish it, we need to be greater than what’s considered normal.”
Meeting fan expectations, “I really enjoyed this job and my hardest challenge is to not let down anyone. I know it’s hard and you can’t control what everyone thinks, but I feel that to really interpret a good Wonder Woman, I have to show everything positive that a woman has. That’s what makes this very easy because once a woman with tons of confidence is empowered, it’s very fun.”
More details on Wonder Woman’s role:
“Although the new film does focus squarely on the battle between the title heroes, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) has a major supporting role, with her alter ego, Diana Prince, running afoul of Bruce Wayne as they engage in rival missions to steal some of Luthor’s most disconcerting secrets. Even before she brandishes a sword and her golden lasso, Wonder Woman’s secret identity is pretty badass.”
Cavill on Superman:
“[Superman’s] weakness is that he doesn’t want to hurt anyone,” says Cavill. “He doesn’t want to scare anyone, and in that you can take advantage of him. This is someone who is a complete amateur, and he’s facing up against someone who is very well versed in the arts of war.”
“He’s projecting his own sense of failure, his own sense of disillusionment, his own cynicism onto Superman,” Affleck told EW.
Geoff Johns, chief creative officer for DC Entertainment and an executive producer of BvS, weighed in on Robin’s costume in the glass case. “We’ll be exploring that,” says Johns, who has consulted on the full slate. “No one says specifically the name of which Robin that is.”
The image of a Joker-graffitied Robin uniform suggests others have paid even higher costs. “You can extrapolate that if Batman kept his suit like that, it’s a reminder,” says Geoff Johns. “He’s displayed the suit of a fallen ally, fallen friend in the center of the Batcave. It’s right there for a reason, and part of it is to fuel him to continue to do what he does.”
Batman Solo Movie:
Speaking to EW, Ben Affleck confirmed that the full concept for a solo Batman movie is in development.
“It’s in development, and right now I’m really focused on finishing Live by Night. That’s where my focus is, and I tend to be a one movie at a time guy. So, when I’m finished with this movie, I’ll then focus on my next movie and figure out what that will be.”
Entertainment Weekly reports that Jenna Malone’s mystery character has been cut from the theatrical release, but will her character will appear in the R-rated Ultimate Edition.
“I think we should keep it private, but it’s nothing that’s been talked about,” Snyder says. “She’s definitely not Robin or Batgirl. I’m happy to say that.”
EW goes on to say that, “some minor characters in the theatrical cut are given expanded storylines. And a few other actors will join Malone in being rescued from the cutting room floor.”
“Usually, when we see a Batman on screen, he’s new. It’s the first time he meets the Joker. It’s the first time he meets Catwoman,” says Jeremy Irons. “This Batman… he’s been around a long time. You see Alfred as world-weary. You see Alfred, and he’s amazing, but his attitude on Bruce is ‘Even you got too old to die young.'”
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.
Directed by Zack Snyder. Cast includes Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, and Tao Okamoto.
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is set for release on March 25, 2016.