Even though the film is not supposed to premiere until late in 2016 , as happens the #rumor mill has been running full steam, to the point that according to some reports the films main cast will be headed straight into a
DOOMSDAY scenario leading to the Justice League film When Ben Affleck was announced as taking over the role of #batman the groans and laughs and condemnations were quick, and numberous, And immediate mentions of other more popular actors for the role like ironically Tom Hardy and also Benedict Cumberbatch. I personally wanted and was surprised that Michael Keaton was not considered, as the concept of the Batman character is supposedly based on Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” which features an older (and more jaded) Batman coming out of retirement, and Keaton has portrayed the character before and is in real life now an “older, and wiser if not more jaded “Dark Knight”.
Soon after the other rumors began to take a bigger stake in the debate of what was really going on behind the closed set of the production, fake scripts were “leaked”, photos began to emerge (more recently were grainy pics of the Batmobile), and everything else you could hope for has been thrown in/out/over and under and every other which way when it comes to the highly anticipated superhero movie
#######dc comics is hoping will attempt to compete against the dominating Marvel’s Cinematic universe teaming up the Caped Crusader and the last Son of Krypton, and pressingly leading into a Justice League of America Superhero team movie.
First what is “known” –
- the film is set 2 year after “Man of Steel”
- most of the cast of “Man of Steel is returning (Amy Adams as Lois Lane), Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White.
- The film will be inspired by Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns
- Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor
- Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman
So here is a brief rundown of the latest rumors:
- The film is designed to set up a possible Justice League movie
- “#####dawn of justice” will shoot back to back with the “Justice League” movie – the only reasoning behind this rumor is the amount of cameo characters assumed to be in the final film such as Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Aquaman, a new unnamed Green Lantern, and the Flash, basically rounding out the “original” team, unless you consider the multitude of other characters which have made up the Justice League over the years including but not limited to : Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Captain Atom, Captain Marvel, Black Canary, the Atom, Hawkman, Elongated Man, Red Tornado, Firestorm, Zatanna, Hawkgirl, Cyborg, Vixen, and dozens of others.
- DOOMSDAY is a villain – the rumors currently is that somehow now confirmed antagonist Lex Luthor gets hold of General Zod’s dead body after the climax of ‘Man Of Steel’. And using his body armor and tissue samples, Luthor creates Doomsday, the unstoppable killing machine who (temporarily) kills #superman in the comics. (Realistically this seems as it would/could be a more of a lead in story arc for the currently ” unofficial” Justice League superhero team film rumored for the future)
- Justin Bieber will be Robin??? – Terrifying as it may be, this is a somewhat substantial rumor when Bieber posted an instagram photo holding what was supposedly a copy of the script, thankfully this horrific rumor was exposed as a joke product by internet pranksters Funny Or Die video.