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Published On: Mon, Jul 6th, 2015

‘Batman v Superman’ details emerge, Brainiac and Metallo discussed

Fans got a look at new images from the highly anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment production of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but now new details have surfaced online with regards to a few scenes from the comic book adaptation.

Batman Superman logo World's Finest SDCC photoIn the Comic-Con issue of Entertainment Weekly three scenes are briefly described, two involving Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and his trusty butler Alfred (Jeremy Irons), and also the main event, Batman fighting Superman (Henry Cavill).

Here’s what EW describes in the print edition of their magazine (via ComicBook.com):

  • Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and his loyal butler, Alfred (Jeremy Irons), are gravely intoning their lines into a burned-out fireplace, as Bruce prepares for his Valley of Elah moment with Superman. The billionaire vigilante appears weary but determined, not unlike the actor portraying him.
  • In his editing suite in Pasadena last month, Snyder showed off early passes of the money sequence, a rainy rooftop battle between the two capes. There’s an undeniable thrill to watching these pop culture icons go at it–throwing each other through walls and skylights.
  • Snyder also reveals a scene in the Batcave where Bruce Wayne outlines his motivations to a skeptical Alfred, a bit of realpolitik reasoning that weighs the morality of a preemptive strike on Superman against even the minimal chance of humanity’s destruction.

batman-v-superman-imax-poster-superman-406x600Fans are excited to see the fight between The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel on screen in similar fashion to the throwdown between General Zod and Superman in Metropolis at the end of Man of Steel.

Similarly in the same issue of Entertainment Weekly (via CBM), director Snyder who revealed that Metallo was once considered to be a villain in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in the early stages of development,teased another iconic Superman villain for future movies:

“I remember talking about ‘What’s the next villain?’ ‘We can’t do another alien invasion.’ Brainiac was definitely down the road. Metallo, I think, was going to be the main bad guy of this movie.”

Brainiac will be a bigger challenge now that Marvel conquered Ultron in the successful MCU.

All of this sets up the Justice League. The script for Justice League: Part One by Argo scribe Chris Terrio is already finished, and production will begin sometime next year to meet the November 10th, 2017 release date.

Also cast for Batman v Superman is Gal Gadot, Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Scoot McNairy, Jena Malone and TJ Norris.

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice opens on March 25, 2016

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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