Zack Snyder currently has his hands full.
After rebooting Superman with last summer's Man of Steel, the director is cooking up the as-yet untitled sequel that tees up a whole cinematic universe for DC, introducing new cinematic versions of Batman and Lex Luthor while also introducing a live action Wonder Woman on the big screen. And, of course, providing the requisite event-movie explosions and superheroic spectacle.
While promoting this week's 300: Rise of an Empire, which he both produced and co-wrote, Snyder took some time to wax enthusiastic on Batman vs. Superman, providing an update on pre-production, as well his thoughts on casting controversy.
Since it was first announced at Comic-Con last year, Batman vs. Superman has been associated with The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller's 1986 opus in which Batman comes out of retirement.
After all, Zack Snyder and Man of Steel gravitas-machine Harry Lennix announced that superhero slugfest with a grizzled quotation straight from Miller's most influential story.
Now that a week has passed since Warner Bros. announced that Jesse Eisenberg is playing Lex Luthor in the 2016 Man of Steel sequel, hopefully everybody has calmed down a little.
Hopefully, in a world with no shortage of things getting truly upset about, the choice of an excellent, unexpected actor to play a familiar role is no longer causing aneurysms across fandom.
If some folks still have their pitchforks at the ready, though, hopefully the first rumored nuggets of information on the Luthor we'll meet in Batman vs. Superman give them pause.
The cast of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel follow-up just got even more divisive.
Superman's greatest nemesis and Batman's closest ally have been cast, with Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons on board to play Lex Luthor and Alfred Pennyworth in the sequel we're all calling Batman vs. Superman.
Even as a top-tier director, Ben Affleck is an often inexplicably polarizing figure. Yet when the guy speaks, he displays a self-aware charm that's pretty hard to resist.
He's displaying that charm in talking up Batman vs. Superman, hinting a bit more at what we can expect from his take on the Dark Knight and assuring outraged fans that he feels their pain.
The delay of Batman vs. Superman by almost a year has done nothing to stem the tide of rumors, speculation, and tiny suspect info-nuggets from the 2016 Man of Steel sequel.
Today brings more unsubstantiated bits regarding the slugfest that tees up a big DC universe. We've got more rumors regarding the batsuits (yes, plural) Ben Affleck will sport as Batman, as well as pictures of an architecturally distinctive possible shooting location that Zack Snyder's been exploring. Also, guess which Marvel Studios movie has slid into the summer 2015 release date initially staked out for Batman vs. Superman.
The Man of Steel sequel temporarily being called Batman vs. Superman is still more than two years from hitting theaters, but we remain all aflutter as to what Warner Bros. is cooking up for the eventual Justice League movie that will aim to equal The Avengers.
One speculative thought we've seen floated many a time is the idea that Stephen Amell might make the jump from playing Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow on television to playing him on the big screen.
Amell himself has shared that discussions with the studio about just such a jump have indeed taken place, though that doesn't mean that he'll go from Arrow to Justice League.
The big dust-up between Batman and Superman will have to wait a little while, as will Warner Bros.' plans to start building a Marvel-style shared continuity for its DC heroes.
The has officially announced that the release of Zack Snyder's as-yet untitled Man of Steel sequel has been delayed by almost a year.
Zack Snyder and company are gearing up to begin production on the Man of Steel sequel next month, and with the start of principal photography we're likely to start getting some more solid information on the DC Comics extravaganza we're calling Batman vs. Superman.
That means, however, that there's still plenty of time for rumor-mongering, tiny info-nuggets, and wild speculation.
We've got all three for you today, with new word on the possible involvement of Justice Leaguers like Martian Manhunter and Aquaman, Lex Luthor, another mysterious villain, the Batmobile, and the size of Wonder Woman's role.
We've heard nary a peep from Gal Gadot since she was cast as Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman.
Now, though, the actress has shared a couple of tiny info-nuggets about playing the Amazonian superheroine.