New Superman Image From BATMAN V. SUPERMAN Released

superman image smallSince Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is in production almost two years before it’s set to be released, we are going to have a long era of publicity to come pertaining to the movie. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing is up to you.

USA Today has an interview with Zack Snyder, complete with an official image of Henry Cavill as Superman. Here’s that image:

superman imageNo word on what fictional city Superman is standing in, Metropolis or Gotham. Before Warner’s mistaken idea that every DC Superhero Film needs to be grim and gritty, you would have been able to tell. Now, the pic of the glowering Kryptonian could realistically be taken in either location.

The interview itself is light on any real information but there are some tidbits of interest to be found:

  • Snyder explains why it’s Batman v. Superman instead of Batman vs, Superman: “to keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie, even in the most subtle way.” I take this to mean that it will be a fight of ideologies between the two in the film rather than a round of fisticuffs.
  • Snyder as shot several scenes with the Cavill and Affleck together.
  • However, he has not shot any scenes of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman yet. However, set photos have leaked of her on set, so he has filmed her as Diana Prince. Snyder reassures us that “she’s working out and getting buff and ripped.” Of course, she should already be buff and ripped by this point in shooting, so this reassurance isn’t all that reassuring.
  • The interview ends with this bon mot from Snyder: “You can talk all you want about other superhero movies, but it’s Batman and Superman, let’s just be honest. I don’t know how you get bigger than that.” Well, we’ll see what audiences will be talking about when it opens against Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016.
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FilmEksis
July 3, 2014 10:37 am

New Superman Image From BATMAN V. SUPERMAN Released http://t.co/o2FnfuNzNS

Carol GirlWonder Pinchefsky
July 3, 2014 10:28 am

Obviously he’s in Gotham.

Joe Marcello
July 3, 2014 10:29 am

Looks pretty bad ass

Brad Williams
July 3, 2014 10:30 am

Yeah, it definitely looks more Gotham-y, in terms of the architectural style of the skyline (grittiness factor aside).

William Gatevackes
July 3, 2014 10:38 am
Brad Williams
July 3, 2014 10:40 am

I was thinking more that the Metropolis buildings looked more modern than what we’re seeing in that picture, which has that kind of dystopian neo-Victorian Arkham City feel to it.

William Gatevackes
July 3, 2014 10:47 am

True, but I don’t know if I trust Snyder to be that precise with his shooting locations to make them seem all that different.

Jeff Stolarcyk
July 3, 2014 11:54 am

Isn’t Metropolis just rubble and skulls right now, though?