‘Batman vs. Superman’ Producer Talks Batfleck & Wonder Woman

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Batman vs Superman Interview Batman vs. Superman Producer Talks Batfleck & Wonder Woman

With production set to begin in 2014, there has been quite a bit of news about Batman vs. Superman over the last several months. Recently, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious) joined the cast as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa is reportedly being considered for a role in the film, and Joaquin Phoenix has even been rumored to be up for Lex Luthor.  It’s enough to make your head spin.

One can only imagine what it must feel like for Zack Snyder and the rest of his team behind the camera, who are under pressure to deliver one of the biggest comic book movies in history. In a recent interview, Man of Steel producer Wesley Coller talked about the film and the expectations surrounding it.

Speaking with MLive.com while in town to deliver the commencement speech at his alma mater Eastern Michigan University, Coller was asked about the firestorm that erupted when Ben Affleck was first cast as the Dark Knight. Coller said his experience working on other Snyder films prepared him for the inevitable backlash that came with Affleck’s casting, explaining it’s actually a good thing that people are so worked up about the movie.

“Anything you do that’s culturally significant, or any time you deal with an iconic character or story, you’re going to hear responses from every possible perspective. So nothing surprises me anymore. If anything, that gauges the relevance of a property or character, and it’s invigorating to know people care that much. It inspires you to make the coolest version of the movie that you can. Ben is the perfect fit for Zack’s vision for this story.”

Wonder Woman in Batman vs Superman Batman vs. Superman Producer Talks Batfleck & Wonder Woman

Another piece of news that has fans in a frenzy is the addition of Wonder Woman in the film. So far, reaction has been mixed, with many fans wondering why such an important character is being seemingly shoehorned into the film instead of getting her own movie. For his part, Coller simply said he was excited to see the iconic female superhero on the big screen, particularly as a father to a young daughter.

“[My daughter’s] favorite book is this little Wonder Woman flip book. It has the lasso, the invisible plane, the bracelets – every page has an image she’s just in awe with. And something that’s become a reality, being a dad with a new daughter, is that I have a special place in my heart for the idea of a strong, empowered female superhero being out there.”

On the subject of future Wonder Woman solo films, Coller was smartly noncommittal.

“We’re super excited to have her in the film. It will be a ton of fun. But at the same time, we’ve got to stay focused on the film we’re working on now.”

While it may be premature to talk about Wonder Woman solo films until Batman vs. Superman (or whatever it’s eventually called) comes out, you can bet that Warner Bros. has some major plans for the warrior princess if reaction to the character is favorable. As a Wonder Woman fan myself, I know that I’m hoping to see more of Diana Prince in action.

To learn more about Coller’s longstanding relationship with Zack Snyder and why they decided to film in Michigan, you can check out the whole article. In the meantime, let us know what you’re most excited about for Batman vs. Superman in the comments.

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Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel 2 hits theaters July 17th, 2015.

Source: MLive.com

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  1. I think Affleck will actually make a fantastic Batman. I never understood the immediate fanboy rage about it- some people can’t think outside the (X)box.

    • What does xbox have to do with Ben Affleck? Speakinf og fanboys, you sound like Playstation fanboy.

      • @Rcebanks….he was making a pun, a play on words. He was alluding to the connection of comic fans and gamers.

        @Jackie rogers jr. I got it and i chuckled.

  2. I can’t wait for this movie. I don’t understand all the hate either. I hope all CMB movie are successful because it will make both companies take chances and make better movies.

    I don’t care to see Guardians of the Galaxy or Antman but I hope they are successful because if Antman flops it will probably scare DC from making an Aquaman or a Flash movie. If Guardians is successful they might take another shot at Green Lantern and do it right this time. I like Dc more than Marvel, but I like some Marvel movies also.

    I have faith this movie will be great. I cant wait for a trailer. I hope its a detective Batman who is always 5 steps ahead, with plenty of gadgets in his belt.

    • I just recently picked up Guardians Of The Galaxy trade paperback, it was just okay in my opinion, I think the only reason they’re making this a movie is because one of the Guardians Gamora is Thanos’s daughter.

      • I’m sure the Guardians will show up in Avengers 3 , if the movie does well.

  3. Im exited to see Jim Lee’s (Blue and grey) version of the Bat suit on the screen in Batman/Superman. Im sure its gonna look amazing.

  4. Lynn Collins should be cast as Wonder Woman, she was amazing in John Carter and looked the part as well. I mean just take a look at this image http://media.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/33503/Dejah-Thoris-Warrior-.jpg she might as well be Wonder Woman in that movie, Princess/ Warrior. Just my opinion but its a perfectly valid choice.

    • I’m with you on that. Gal Gardot is way too skinny and I think this will backfire with the fans.

      • You know nothing of real life combat.

        Batman has described Wonder Woman as being “the best melee artist in the world.”

        The best melee artist in the world would not be buff, they would be slender.

        This is a realistic approach to Wonder Woman.

        • WRONG!

          • Wow. Great argument. Why am I wrong? In English please… not that weird double talk thing your type does…

            • Wrong, she’s a semi goddess, to keep fighting she should never be portrayed as an anorexic ocidental model.
              Just saying…
              And she’s not even pretty.

              • Yeah merry Christmas. Why don’t you audition for the role?

        • “I know nothing of real life combat.” Hmmmm..despite you not knowing the range of martial arts and training I have engaged in for several years you make a judgment based on what? Might I suggest you try looking at any competitor in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts as I feel I need to spell it out to you) and get back to me when you are more educated.

          • Size and strength are nothing next to speed and leverage.

            Yeah, you know nothing about combat.

  5. No damn invisible plane. Worst idea ever.

    • They could just have it be a regular plane with a stealth mode like the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier in The Avengers.

    • 100% sure that she’s not going to fly and won’t have super strength as well in recent realistic super hero movies style.
      Warner cancel this bomb, it’s not too late.

  6. I would have preferred Kate Beckinsale as Wonder Woman, but I think maybe even she might be too old for the role now.

    • I’m not sure what there isn’t to like about this:

  7. No the plane thing is just stupid period. She gas all the powers of the pantheon, they bettr make her able to fly just like superman. Lets face it, her whole hidden society will have kryptonian ancestry, basically kryptonian/human hybrids, so supes flight, durability and strenght but not his heat vision of weakness to kryptonite etc. just look at the scene from when clark furst explores the seed ship.. One empty pod. One survivor. In the prequel official comics.. The lone survivor 20000 years ago is kara (in the comics continuity.. Supergirl) anyways, she created a society of kryptonian/human hybrids and sheilded/hid the island with kryptonian tech.zod arrival could have triggered something on the island.. All speculation but at this point id be willing to get money on it. heck u could expain atlantis with this too.. Breakaway group from original pop created by kara.. Instead of invisible island they chose underwater. All connected, all thematically inline with what has been laid out in MOS.

  8. I don’t mind the pick for Wonder Woman, She’s not that skinny, and Wonder Woman was never buff and muscle bound, Yea she could have a few more plates at a buffet, but she will do fine.

  9. Rumor is Joaquin Phenix is up for flash.. True story. Lol

  10. Anorexic model, no hips, boobs and muscles and bad actress.
    Just a bad Director and producer would choose so bad.

  11. Wow still can’t believe alll the hate going round. Makes me wonder if they secretly want people to react.

    Let’s face it we have nol idea what Zach synder and goyer have planed. We can speculate till the day the movie comes out and we would still probably be wrong.

    I’m not happy bout the casting choices either but in reality I’ve been disapointed in every single cmb movie casting in the last few years. And I’ve waited to see the movie and see the photos of characters to see the movie.

    For those judging on looks alone I say wait a few weeks. Film starts in about 6 to 9 weeks. After that I’m sure we will see photos trailers and my hope stills of the new costume but I think they ll keep it hidden like they did with henry cavill.

    And we all know we will see gotg antman bvs and any other cbm coming out. Why? Cuz were all fans and we will see it. Love them hate them we will sit thru them. And we all know its true.

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