Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer released

Long awaited hero mash-up teases mini clip

Over this Weekend Superhero lovers were treated to no one but two epic coming movie trailers. Yesterday on this site we showed the Star Wars Episode VII clip. (Previous post)

Now it’s the turn of the long awaited and somewhat sceptical coming film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Well, here we go… 🙂 Sound off in the comments below! (Please try to keep them clean.)

The Film is set for release in 2016, starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. Gal Gadot also joins as the revamped Wonder Woman.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/Youtube

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Can Wonder Woman resurface on screen?

In the growing age of a male dominated Superhero franchise and Societies impact on females as secondary, many have called for a female superhero to re-embody the limelight. There aren’t many female hero’s to note with the obvious being Wonder Woman and there are calls for her to stage a comeback. But in this revolutionary age, filled with actresses who are somewhat fashionable icons rather than gritty heroes, surely we cannot blame numerous Hollywood executives for rehashing the male impactful lycra saviours?

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If Wonder Woman were to resurface who would play her? Would she have stage prominence? Would it empower women as it did in the 60s/70s and 80s?

With the lack of female role models in sport, politics and business clearly there is a place for such a comeback. However, Wonder Woman, in my opinion, should not be reborn just for the sake to sell a movie. The cost would be ruining the character for generations, missing vital ingredients for sequels and silly beauty models trying to bag roles that destroy her lineage. You could hire me to be part oft he team also, should the go ahead occur. 🙂

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She fights for justice, love and sexual equality. Her special weapon, the Lasso of Truth binds her foes with peaceful might. On a mission to be noble, Wonder Woman may just be the greatest female to resurface as a role model. However, the script, action and actress portrayal must be paramount to success. It should not be resurfaced for a fun time if it will end up becoming a flop.

Asked what Superhero I most resemble, the answer is Superman. Helps others, seeks truth and fights injustice. Forget Batman, maybe Wonder Woman should have joined Superman in the Man of Steel sequel as the female mirror image. Am I transformed into Wonder Woman instead? 😮

Most notably nearly all females aside from Wonder Woman have been spin off’s such as SuperGirl, BatGirl etc and others in a series like Storm, Rogue and Jean Grey from X-Men. No stand alone character has joined the screens. The recent uprising of KissAss’s HitGirl is not one to fully embody because she is a villain in a heroes role with such violence and unnecessary evil promoted for the idea of goodwill which upsets the boundary.

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Simply put, the only female hero is Wonder Woman, which also shows just how lacking the era of female power as a hero has come. For at least four decades, there has been none of real interest.

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The majority of leading females have been cast into the role of wronged woman fighting for revenge using such brutal force to achieve retribution. Examples such as Kill Bill, Hit Girl as above, among other comic heroines is apparent. There should not be a female hero just for the sake of producing one. Then the production is to develop a fighting woman and then producers can’t help themselves to then cast them into a bitter battling demon of righteous value, supposedly. That formula does not work.

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Lucy Lawless

  • Xena, primarily, but could be looked on for fallback as her stint in Battlestar Gallactica proved she can add a different layer to a charcter.

Gina Carano

  • Has more of a model look, however, which would disregard what Wonder Woman stands for.

Megan Fox

  • A huge no, no. Has no appeal except in a bikini.

Jessica Chastain

Christina Hendricks

  • No athleticisim, looker only.

Lynn Collins

  • Already played in John Carter film. 2012.

Emily Blunt

Michelle Williams

Meryl Streep

  • Well, she can do anything, can’t she?

Rachel McAdams

Christina Ricci

Mila Jovavich

Thandie Newton

What Wonder Woman requires is strong sense of appeal, maturity and a strong role model in heroic aspect. The Woman can be a redhead, too, as this would work in a modern take. Though she could never be blonde. The five below are options that would be best suited to bring back a strong sense of style, a sexual pin up in a respectful approach and aspirations for the future with a different stance and style in each one individual.

OUR TOP 5?

(In no order)

Christina Ricci

Thandie Newton

Lynn Collins

Jessica Chastain

Emily Blunt

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Is this the new Batman?

Batman Vs Superman!

It appears we may be having a new superhero battle on the way.

Two dueling might’s may collide in a Batman Vs Superman epic.

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Zack Synder, producer of recent Superman success Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill, is said to be behind the idea. He also recently held talks with actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, 47, tipped to play the new Caped Crusader. Morgan had previously worked with Synder and most know on the hero circuit as The Comedian in Watchmen.

Morgan has had numerous credits in TV and Film including Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy and co-starring with Penelope Cruz in Hollywood.

Cavill beat Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and  Joe Manganiello for the role of Superman. Brolin is being tipped by others as the favourite to get the role.

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Fans allover the internet have gone wild for the craze, adding actors ranging from Michael C.Hall to Bradley Cooper and beyond. Even the Lex Luthor debate has begun.

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Who could play and who would WE suggest for the role of the Gotham saviour?

The film is going to need someone who meets particular criteria. This is a level selection consisting of certain factors. They need to be young, able to work with the new Superman Cavill and therefore should be a fresher, modern hero than a pure Hollywood name, however there are a couple of exceptions to that rule. Below are a few names capable of taking the dark robe and shining yellow utility belt.

Should not come with already hero starring baggage. In translation, no one who has been a mainstream hero should switch to another.

Jake Gyllenhaal

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Too mainstream, too typecast and rather sweetly somber in attitude the role would not suit him, overall.

Ryan Gosling

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Gosling would be a decent choice, and a good back up should other names fall through but with his own commitments to filming his own movie and fresh from other roles, Gosling is taking downtime. This is good not to overdo his recent cinema entries. Time is vital to recoup. He doesn’t fit the full profile of a full on Batman, however.

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Fair choice but not needed and no place for curly haired Batman, even if he had a shave. Just doesn’t fit plus busy with other epics and Sherlock, but has earned a nomination.

Joseph Gordan-Levitt

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Too young, too sweet and lacking depth.

Karl Urban

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Doesn’t fit the role, look too scrawny and had hard connection as CIA agent in RED. Too wooden.

Wes Bentley

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New, fresh and has a look. Would need some strong screen tests for consideration. Smile, eyebrows and frown add to figure of the Batface. You may remember him as that ‘weirdo’ in American Beauty with the shopping bag and camera.

Michael Fassbender

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Has strong and technical skills for film. Dark, mysterious and intriguing. However questionable for a full on, all round Batman.

Gerard Butler

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Hot candidate here. Has sultry mood and stage presence with actions. Could be worthy of the cape.

Chris Pine

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Has a strong, young and fresh take on screen. Proved can hold his own in tight main role. Does he have enough to transfer those skills as Batman, though? Has other commitments for release but is worth a look for the younger generation.

Bradley Cooper

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Has the look, Hollywood name and sweetness with audience. Would be considerable but overall is a no. Just too dreamy and not strong as a hero. Some roles are not meant to be given if only requirement is to fulfill a dream on paper. Outstanding in other roles. Hype too heavy for Cooper as hero.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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Is looking rather credible as a candidate. May add maturity to the role, but would need to present a strong modern take to enhance younger audiences.

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The search is also on for the super villain. Three more high worthy candidates are below.

Bryan Cranston

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Has a tender, troublesome and tense screenplay brought to life on camera. Another worthy choice.

Mark Strong

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Tipped as the one most likely Strong has kept super villain working well, last seen in Kick-Ass. Would be huge asset.

Idris Elba

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The only exception with a black gentleman highly gifted with onscreen talent. Highly rumoured to have been offered and turned down the role of Doctor Who, Elba, always in demand overseas would be an excellent choice. Also starring in super sleuth series Luther, he has the name written all over him.

The lead role of certain characters cannot be altered to present mutli-cultural society because the role just won’t work, only be about causing buzz for headlines and devalue the name of the hero. It would lose all credibility. It has nothing to do with race or gender as many assume is the cause of discussion, this sparked controversy from Twitter when discussing Doctor Who.

I don’t have to justify myself but I have numerous black and female friends as well as ‘migrants’ but I say what is right when everyone cannot be forthright to speak up for fear of being branded abusive in some manner. Caving into Political Correctness does not help the role or the movie grow and because center to a farce of media attack. Certain roles can, but there are a few such as James Bond, Doctor Who and superhero’s that cannot be altered. Changing them just for the sake of it rather than who is correct for a role is plain mindless. Choosing a superhero of such magnitude is a tall and distinct order.

Our top 5?

(in no order)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Gerard Butler

Wes Bentley

Chris Pine

Ryan Gosling

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