Batman and Superman get a title…

…and it’s a doozy.

Are you ready  for 2016’s planet-bashing team-up picture, the luxuriantly-titled “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice”?

Well, it's a title, I guess?
What-the-what-now?

I’ve got to admit, that’s on the cheesier end of the spectrum of proposed titles for this Zack Snyder-helmed, uber-franchise.  But if you’re going to go big, you go titanic, I suppose.  I still think that the WB are onto a loser by not using my Batman Vs Superman: The Smashenating” title, but you don’t want to give away all your eggs in one basket, do you?

The shenanigans erupt on 6 May 2016 – if the film doesn’t back down from another two-fisted, titanic clash – going up against Marvel Studios‘ “Captain America 3″ on the same weekend…

Arise, Diana of Themyscira

Proof that Hollywood is nothing if not creative in it’s approach to casting – Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s Batman/Superman movie.

Gal Gadot as Giselle in "Furious 6"
Gal Gadot as Giselle in “Furious 6”

So, as the two-fisted, fearless daughter of an Amazon, we’ve got a charming Israelli actress who looks as though she’d have problems snapping a breadstick, let alone beating the bejesus out of bad guys.

I wait with baited breath to see how this character shakes out...
I wait with baited breath to see how this character shakes out…

I was hoping for Gemma Arterton, but let’s wait and see how Gal does in the role, shall we?  I mean, she can do tough fairly effectively, but I’m not sure that she’s got the presence that the character requires, have only seen her in a handful of roles.

Somebody has some serious training in her future…

 

Superman Vs Batman – the movie!

Oh San Diego ComicCon,with this news you are spoiling me...
Oh San Diego ComicCon,with this news you are spoiling me…

M-M-Megaton!

Zack Snyder, fresh from annoying a great many people with this summer’s “Man of Steel” – haven’t seen it yet, so I can’t comment – truly chucked the feline incursionist  amidst the pigeons yesterday by announcing that he and Warner Brothers are now working on a “Superman”/”Batman” team-up movie.

Can you say ‘license to print money’?

According to Warner’s official PR blurb, Henry Cavill and his “MoS” cast mates Diane Lane will return – no actor has yet been cast in the Batman role.   Snyder and Warner will have to get a move on, though – this out-of-left-field franchise flick is due in the summer of 2015.  Alongside, lest we forget, such small scale fare as J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars – Episode Seven” and Joss Whedon’s newly christened “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron”.

Start saving money now, fellow fan-girls and fan-boys – 2015’s going to be a busy summer…

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