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SNYDER & EISENBERG REVEAL ‘SCARY LUTHOR’

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*POSSIBLE SPOILERS*

Since the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman and Jesse Eisenberg as Luthor, ‘Batman v Superman‘ has already seen its fare share of criticism.  Luckily, Episode VII has taken the attention away from the upcoming DCEU flick in recent months.  But soon, the attention will return, as BvS will surely be one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2016.

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Fans have already begun to accept Affleck in the role of one of the most beloved DC Comic heroes of all-time in Batman.

But what about Eisenberg as Luthor…?

The most recent full trailer for BvS gave us a deeper look into what director Zack Snyder is going to bring us in 2016, even going as far as to feature Doomsday, which most fans were excited about, but felt that maybe it gave to much away too soon.

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Still, the only true uncertainty is Eisenberg, not because he is a bad actor, only because he doesn’t fit the role in the way that we are generally use to seeing it portrayed.  In an interview with LA Times Eisenberg had this to say:

“The only difference between this movie and everything else I’ve ever been in is this has an audience that has prior expectations, and that’s the only thing that I find disconcerting because it feels like some people are occasionally ready to get angry at me for the part they haven’t seen me play yet. It’s bewildering.”

It sounds as though Luthor will develop on screen and won’t start as the menacing Luthor we have come to know.

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“The character has a core of reality. [Luthor] has a back story that’s tragic and an emotional inner life that’s authentic. That’s in the movie.”

Snyder went on to say:

“I feel like once [Eisenberg] found out who Lex was he embraced it. Once you kind of start digging into Lex, it’s a bit of a scary thing to be that guy. I don’t think he just goes ‘Oh, I’ll just be that guy and then when I go home I’m not him.’ I think the thing with Jessie is he wasn’t immune to the reality of playing a super-scary character.”

When asked about Luthor’s hair in BvS Snyder gave a little insight:

“When you see the movie, you’ll see. It’s the greatest scene that I’ve ever gotten to take part in — it accounts for the change in hair.”

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‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ hits theaters March 25, 2016.  Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams

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Henry Cavill Reportedly Not Giving Up The Red Cape Just Yet

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I’m not just going to sit quietly in the dark as all this stuff is going on.”

Back in 2018, reports rolled in that 36 year old ‘Man of Steel’ actor Henry Cavill would not reprise his role as Superman. The DCEU has undergone many changes since we last saw the popular DC hero on screen. Warner Bros. And DC have gone in a completely different direction. Now focusing on solo, lower budget, character driven films, instead of big budget Hollywood blockbusters. The formula seems to be working for now, as Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’ starring Joaquin Phoenix, filmed on a $50mil budget has surpassed $1bill at the global box-office.

In a recent interview with ‘Men’s Health’ magazine. Cavill was asked the status of Superman in the changing DC Universe. And his place and take on what will happen with the character:

I’m not just going to sit quietly in the dark as all this stuff is going on. I’ve not given up the role,” Cavill expressed to the magazine. “There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”


It would appear that Cavill is not planning to hang up the cape just yet. By the sounds of it,  he hopes to continue in the role, ushering in a new era for the hero from Krypton, in the post Zack Snyder era. Can Henry Cavill survive the soft reboot of the DCEU? Let us know what you think below.

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Joker Slips Into Madness | Final Trailer | Official – HD

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Crime, Thriller

Release Date:

October 4, 2019

Director:

Todd Phillips

Cast:

Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Rober De Niro, Douglas Hodge, Dante Pereira-Olson

Plot Summary: 

Joker is an upcoming American psychological thriller film distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and based on the DC Comics character Joker. It is intended to be the first film in a series of DC-based films separate from the DC Extended Universe.

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Joaquin Phoenix Stares Into Your Soul As The Joker Via “il venerdì di repubblica” Cover

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“Cinematic achievement on a high level.”

Director Todd Phillips has gone on the record stating, his film is going to piss off hardcore comic book fans. The upcoming ‘Joker’ movie will not follow any comic book plot lines or continuity for the villain, and will in fact be its very own stand alone film. With that being said, the movie is already garnering praise from select audiences. Cameron Bailey, co-head and artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival, went on record with Toronto Sun, hailing the film as “Cinematic achievement on a high level.” Bailey continued on, saying:

“First of all it’s terrific. So it should play on our largest stage. But it’s a really original take on comic book movies and on the Joker character in particular. It’s not based on an existing story, it has one of the greatest actors in modern cinema, Joaquin Phoenix, in the lead, and Robert De Niro is in it as well, one of the best actors that has ever lived.”

Bailey, also went on to say, the film is “Very cinematic,” for a low budget feature.

“Has an interesting tone and approach to it. It’s set in the late ’70s, early ’80s and it feels like it was made then. It’s gritty in its look, it has references to Martin Scorsese’s filmmaking and it feels like a cinematic achievement on a high level. Although it’s working with very populist material, it has great ambition. That’s why it’s a Gala.”

Check out the newest ‘Joker’ magazine cover via il venerdì di repubblica.

‘Joker’ hits theaters October 4, 2019

 

 

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