Thursday, July 2, 2015

Batman v Superman featuring Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Henry Cavill as Superman on the EW Magazine cover!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars  (Bruce Wayne/Batman), and Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman) are featured on the new cover of Entertainment Weekly Magazine (aka EW). The latest issue is previewing Comic-Con, and Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated superhero movie will have its panel on Saturday, July 11th in Hall H, and Mattel will also be offering toys from the movie. It also featured new stills of Henry as Superman, Ben as Batman, Ben as Bruce and Gal Gadot as Diana, and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. See images below.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice starring  (Lois Lane),  (Bruce Wayne/Batman),  Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Jesse Eisenberg as (Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons as Alfred (as in Bruce Wayne's butler/mentor),  (Perry White), and  (Martha Kent) opens in theaters March 25, 2016
Here's part of the BvS article and stills/BTS photo via EW...
 (source: cover photo by Clay Enos | EW)

This Week's Cover: First look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's ultimate superhero showdown
EW was lucky enough to be on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and for this week’s special double-issue Comic Con Preview, we’re bringing you inside the production. The two heroes have crossed paths plenty of times in the Gordian tangle of comic-book canon, but never on-screen. But as Hollywood continues both its preoccupation with superheroes and universe-building—complete with more five-year plans than a Communist regime—it seemed inevitable that eventually these two brands would find their way into a single title.

Zack Snyder recalls the first time he pitched the idea, in a meeting with franchise co-captains Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer, it was only meant as an Easter egg. “I said, ‘What about at the end of the movie we do a scene where there’s a crate full of kryptonite delivered to Wayne Manor,’” says Snyder. “Everyone was like…‘Okaay.’ Once you say it out loud it’s a problem because you can’t unsay it.”

Batman v Superman introduces a new Batman only four years after the release of the final film in Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. Ben Affleck plays an older, wearier Caped Crusader, one drawn at least in part from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. “He’s on the verge of being swallowed up by the anger and the rage that we see haunt this character in the other manifestations of it,” says Affleck. “But this guy is further down the line and has become more embittered and cynical.” Worried that Superman’s unequaled power makes him more of a potential fascistic overlord than the hero we need, he makes it his duty to take him out of the sky for good.

Not content to consolidate only two eggs in this basket, they’ve also thrown in appearances by Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) for good measure. After all, this isn’t just a single movie, it’s a waystation to the upcoming Justice League double-fister, not to mention a whole slew of other attractions on the DC Extended Universe™ road map. And building a franchise into a potential behemoth is no easy work.“It’s a marathon. No, it’s a marathon within a marathon,” says Snyder. “Do you know that race from Death Valley to the top of Mount Whitney? It’s, like, 100 miles and it’s from the lowest point in the continental United States to the highest. It’s crazy. Anyway, it’s like that.”

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