Zack Snyder discusses what he wanted for Batman in Batman v Superman. Tom Holland discusses the influence of Spider-Men past on his performance in Civil War. Get a taste of Constantine’s arrival on Arrow. Plus, a ton of clips from SPECTRE, and looking ahead to Doctor Who and Walking Dead. So Many Spoilers!
While at a ceremony honoring the late Batman co-creator Bob Kane, Zack Snyder teases the film’s approach to Batman:
I definitely wanted an older Batman. I wanted a war-weary Batman. That’s why, in a lot of ways, Ben was really perfect for me — we kind of aged him a little bit. It worked really great. I’m really excited about the Batman we created.
And his design for the Batsuit:
I had a really strong idea about what I wanted to do — I really wanted to do sort of a fabric-based Batman; not what’s become the more normal, armored Batman. That’s how we evolved it.
As well as Frank Miller’s influence on the film:
There are so many great artists who have drawn Batman. So many great comics that have been created — it’s countless. I was talking to Frank about it: ‘Dark Knight Returns’ was such a big influence on me, that I wanted to to honor him through imagery in the movie. You could still make ‘Dark Knight Returns’ into a movie, if you want. That’s what I’m saying, as far as how much we used and how much we didn’t use. The visual elements, there are some that I homage, but I don’t think the movie [is an adaptation].
David S. Goyer shares his reaction to seeing the movie for the first time:
I think just the kind of giddiness in being a kid that grew up going to the comic book store every Saturday and reading comic books in which these two epic characters clashed. Just the fact that I got to be involved in something like that is crazy. Much less that I got to be involved in two cinematic iterations of Batman is also crazy.
Tom Holland briefly discusses how much the Spider-Men of movies past influenced his portrayal:
They were so great, and such real and rich performances, there were obviously factors that I love and will try to recreate. But I think the most important thing of the moment is to make a film that’s obviously of the same character, but try to make a different, and new and exciting movie.
Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs has confirmed that both movies will film scenes in Australia next year. [Coming Soon]
Rose Leslie discusses her character’s bond to Vin Diesel’s Kaulder:
Vin and I spoke about that there needed to be that arc with the characters and their dynamic towards one another. The way that I approached it: Kaulder is notorious. He is a bogeyman to Chloe, this nasty witch hunter who has spent the last 800 years killing off her race. So there’s absolutely no way she’s going to be full-on flirting with him. She is absolutely intimidated by him when she first meets him. But also, she’s more than a match for Kaulder. As a result, she’s not going to give him an easy ride. He has to prove his worth, and they have to respect one another. I think through that arc as shown in the movie there is an understanding as to why they then have to team up. Because he essentially saves her life, and then that ice is broken.
Chinese actor Ludi Lin has been cast as the Black Ranger.
Milla Jovovich has shared a few more behind the scenes pictures from the film to her Instagram account.
Bond does what he does best—charm women, test out guns, drive fast cars, and get into fist fights—in a bevy of new clips from the film.
David S. Goyer says that the Syfy series set on Superman’s homeworld before its destruction is still happening, and teases a few new details, stating it would be set 200 years before Superman escapes the planet exploding:
It’s still in development. Hopefully. We’ll have some news about it pretty soon.
I was so insistent on setting that opening [of Man of Steel] on Krypton and really seeing it, was pulling back the curtain. The first draft, the first forty pages were on Krypton, so we compressed that all down to fifteen minutes and there were a lot of ideas that I wanted to use in the film that didn’t ultimately make it into the film.
Should we make the show, there will definitely be some big moments. It won’t be wall-to-wall visual effects every single moment, spectacle, in the way that the film will be, but we’ll also be digging into the characters and the culture a lot more.
Chris Carter briefly touches on why Executive Producers Frank Spotnitz and Vince Gilligan didn’t return:
I asked Frank — unavailable. I asked Vince, too. But he was unable to come in.
Kurtwood Smith has been cast as a recurring character named Vernon Masters for the second season. THR describes Masters as “a veteran of the War Department with a keen understanding of how to work the system.”
Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox has been cast as Doctor Frankenfurter in Fox’s Telefilm adaptation of the classic movie. [Coming Soon]
Here’s a new poster teasing the arrival of Jay Jackson, the new half of Firestorm.
John Constantine and Oliver Queen face off in a new picture from the show’s Constantine crossover released in TV Guide.
A gallery of pictures from “Redemption” has been released—go to the link to see more. [Spoiler TV]
Likewise, here’s a new gallery of stills from “Fight or Flight”—head to the link to see more. [Spoiler TV]
Ashildr reveals how time has affected her identity in a new clip from “The Woman Who Lived”.
Finally, here’s a few pictures from “Thank You”—click the link to view more. [Comic Book]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Batman v Superman.