It’s been a busy week for Batman Vs Superman.The internet has been bombarded by spy reports, whistle blowers and official press releases. You can catch up on the latest Batman Vs Superman news, rumors and complete nonsense below:
Tom Hanks Is Lex Luthor Oh… Jesse Eisenberg Is Lex Luthor!
The Hollywood Reporter was quick to debunk the rumor that Tom Hanks had been cast as the villain Lex Luthor in Batman Vs Superman. The trade publication states that casting Hanks had been discussed internally, yet the actor had not been formally approached for the role.
It was later announced via a Press Release that Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor. THR expanded upon the announcement by adding that Eisenberg’s character will be a childhood friend of Clark Kent with the pair growing up together in their hometown Smallville. Aged 14, Luthor decides to run away from home and when in Metropolis, joins a gang that he later takes control of. Lex then becomes a self-made billionaire.
The Lex Luthor in Batman Vs Superman will be a modern interpretation of the character. He’s described as having a full sleeve tattoo of the Metropolis skyline and shaves his head.
Batman vs Superman Filming in October 2013
Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor to the Rescue!
THR also revealed that Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor join forces to come to Metropolis’s aid. After the events of Man of Steel, both characters view Superman as a threat to the city. However, they have opposing views on how to tackle the alien menace: Bruce is determined to find a peaceful solution, while Lex feels that they must use force.
Despite both of the characters working together, Luthor discredits Wayne as a Trust Fund baby, while Bruce expresses that his companion is an arrogant brat.
Iconic As Fuck Batsuit
Kevin Smith recently took part in a Reddit Ask Me Anything during which he answered a number of questions about Batman Vs Superman. Smith gave very little information about the project, yet he was quick to share his opinion on the yet to be revealed Batsuit:
“All I can say is that every Bat-fan will love it. We’ve never seen this suit on-screen before. And this is a suit that’s iconic as fuck… But the only words I’ve exchanged with Ben about the Batman role have been via email. I blew him up when I saw the suit and wrote “Zack showed me you in the suit. I’ve got the vapors. He wrote back “You saw it?! I haven’t even seen the pictures yet! How’s it look?” I replied “Fuck you and take all my money. a) Perfect suit. Every fan will love. b) You ARE Batman! c) Can I be Penguin?” Still waiting on a reply. He hasn’t said no…”
Batman Vs Superman Vs Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Disney announced that they intend to release a Marvel Studios film on 6th May, 2016. While they have yet to announce the title of the project, this is the same date that Warner Bros have scheduled for the release of Batman Vs Superman.
JoBlo hypothesise that should Guardians of the Galaxy be successful at the box-office, a sequel to the cosmic comic-book movie will take the scheduled slot. However, I believe that it is equally as plausible that Disney are tactically placing pressure on their rivals.