If for any bizarre, inconceivable reason you were planning on missing out on the long Mad Max: Fury Road, you may want to rethink your plans. There are reports coming our that the post apocalyptic vehicle vehicle will play host to a teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice! On a totally unrelated note, it looks as though movie title colons are popular again! Long live the subtitle.
Anyway getting back to the real news, Screenrantis reporting that a teaser trailer for the DC Universe first course is on its way. This follows on from news coming out of Collider that multiple WB insiders were confirming that Dawn of Justice will be the official tease of Mad Max. I wouldn’t blame you for shrugging off this news. There have been Dawn of Justice teaser promises before, with claims that we’d get a taste before The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and Jupiter Ascending.
However, the timing for Mad Max makes a whole lot more sense than the other two. By waiting for the Mad Max release, WB will steer clear of the Avengers: Age of Ultron première. This makes sense for two reasons: one, they can avoid their hype being smothered by Marvel madness, and two, they can keep their trailer out of the airspace of The Force Awakens, which has a new trailer attached to Age of Ultron. Now noone’s suggesting that Dawn of Justice won’t be a hot topic whenever the trailer is released, but why run the risk of competition when you don’t have to?
Even though it’s only going to be teaser length, the Dawn of Justice of bound to answer a lot of questions that have been bouncing around the last year or so. Granted we won’t be seeing much plotiness this time around (it’s a word) but purely from a stylistic and atmospheric standpoint we should get a solid idea of what we can expect from the film.
Mad Max: Fury Road will be released this May, while Dawn of Justice will be in theatres March 25th 2016.
It’s gotten to a point with superman films where the films that have been made are just as interesting as the films that haven’t. The crazy costumes, the mind-bending plots, the out-there scripts that get fought for tooth and nail but eventually get tossed into a vault of parallel universe comic book movies. So what we get left with is a situation where two or three times a month you’ll be chatting to someone about comic book movies and they’ll say “did you know that Nicholas Cage came really close to playing superman?” Yes of course you do because you’ve heard it 100 times already. Don’t get me wrong it’s a good tidbit, but it’s wearing a little thin. Well now there’s a brand spanking new tidbit to toss around the water cooler!
Screenrant has reported on some new photographs that have come to light from the long-dead superman project Superman: Flyby. The film was one step in a long line of reinventions that would eventually become the lacklustre Superman Returns (which I still sort of love). Flyby was set to completely revitalise the brand and give supes a whole new look, including a more futuristic-looking costume. So why do we care? Because we can now see images of two actors who were screen tested for the role. A couple of relative unknowns called Brandon Routh and Henry Cavill. That’s right! Years before either of them would don the cape for their respective depictions, both superman actors were courted for Flyby. Check them out, courtesy of ThinkMcflyThink.com:
As you can see, Cavill has a considerably more fabulous hairdo than he has in Man of Steel, while Routh looks…well Routh looks pretty much identical to the way he looks in Returns. They’re both sporting the metallic, exo-skeletal armour that was set to overtake the traditional spandex before the project was scrapped.
Routh would go on to star in the film’s final incarnation Superman Returns in 2005, while Cavill would have to wait until 2014 before he’d get to put the tights on again. Although it looks as though it was worth the wait since Cavill will be the face of superman for the foreseeable future. But Routh can’t really complain: he’s rejoined the DC fold as The Atom in the hit TV series Arrow, and I’d be very surprised if his role didn’t get considerably juicier before the show finishes. Still, I’m sire both actors look back on those days and wonder about the potentially fatal superman movie that could have been.
March 25, 2016: The date that DC and Warner Bros. says is going to blow my mind! Judging from the set photos, the plot rumours and the umpteen films that are going to follow Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, I think they might be right.
It may seem like a long long way away, and that’s because it is. But we have good news in the interim because production has officially wrapped on the film. The film’s cinematographer, Larry Fong, was sweet enough to let everyone know by posting on his Instagram. have a look at the image, it’s as intriguing as it is sort of baffling.
Dawn of Justice is going to see Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck lock horns as the two greatest superheroes of the DC universe, provided you don’t ask Green lantern: he’s still a bit surly since his movie flopped and his reboot’s not for a few years…hopefully he sobers up by then. Sorry, went off on a tangent there. This will be the first time we see the two on screen together. The closest we’vecome on the big screen was in Batman & Robin with Goerge Clooney’s off the cuff remark “This is why superman works alone”. Cute, right?
Now that production is done we can hopefully expect a trailer or at least a teaser to dropping early next year, or maybe earlier depending on what other movie release it’s attached to (there’s a rumour circling The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armiesso keep your eyes peeled).
This movie’s going to be the ground floor of a very tall building, so it’s gonna be a real thrill to see some more tidbits emerge from this project.