Sweet! I was expecting Ben's solo Batman in 2019 so I'll gladly take it a year earlier. I can't wait to see how his directing skills translate over into the Comic Book Blockbuster genre, he's a done a tremendous job so far with his movies but will he be able to handle the action side of things?
'The Town' says he can handle action pretty well.
Im certainly intrigued on how he will do in Batman vs Superman, so ill wait until then to judge how his take on being Batman is.
But im a fucking Batman freak, so i am looking forward to hearing more about this, what villian(s) he will use, and what direction he takes this into. Realistic like Nolan, or another way.
Besides, as a director, he rarely a miss TBH, so.
It'll be The Joker. They've used him twice before, I know. But you don't set up a character like that in Suicide Squad and not use him in a solo Batman movie.
I wonder how Kevin Smith really feels that Ben Affleck stole the life he wanted.
Dudes probably happy for his friend tbh (even though they haven't spoken for years because his wife doesn't like Smith) plus Smith's fully aware of his weaknesses as a director. He'd never want to make a huge comic book film, he'd know it wouldn't work.
Frankly I'm looking more anxiously forward to this than I am Justice League, since that... well, Zack Snyder. Look, maybe he'll prove me wrong in the future, and I am excited for Batman V Superman - out of the trailer and the posters, I can see that they transformed this into a WM 30 Daniel Bryan-like scenario where it was never the plan to try to cover up the blunders of Man Of Steel from a story perspective (Superman 'protecting' a city by destroying it in a fight and killing thousands, etc.) and use those as an instrument for the benefit of BVS's plot, and I like that a lot. Still won't make me think good of MOS, but yeah.
Now, I think I can start fanboying and dream casting. Most likely is that, given the background behind Batman's presence in Suicide Squad, they're going the Red Hood route, and I think Jensen Ackles is totally fit for that. But there are a few examples I consider more awesome... JOHNNY DEPP AS THE RIDDLER PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. If you're going instead for a villain you've never had, examples could be Christoph Waltz as Hugo Strange, Ray Liotta as Black Mask or Ewan McGregor as Basil Karlo Clayface (this latter would be excepionally great for a Nolan-style movie). And if there was a secondary villain, I'd like to see Baby Doll from TAS (crazy, I know, but I think DC would have the balls to pull it off, especially if JLA is a hit), played by either Chloe-Grace Moretz or Mackenzie Joy (who played young Murph in Interstellar). Besides that, I assume we'll have Jim Gordon by obligation, and even though Oldman was perfect, I say Bryan Cranston is a great replacement. And for Barbara, I would love for either Emily Blunt or Evan Rachel Wood.
I think it's highly rumoured that Ike Barinholtz is playing Hugo Strange in Suicide Squad, although Waltz would be great.
lol Zack Snyder being at the helm of majority of these projects, don't have much hope for those movies. He'll make them all "dark and gritty" to the point where there's not a single smile in the film. Affleck seems to have a solid resume for directing, I liked The Town quite a bit but I can't help but feel all of this is Snyder's vision because of how heavily involved he is with the DC Cinematic Universe. Just look at the way the Joker is, the way Superman is. It's all up in the air really and it worries me
None of Snyder's films are 'dark and gritty'. 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, all stylized to fuck and are very comic booky. Man of Steel I firmly believe turned out the way it did due to Nolan being attached to the film.
Not that I think Nolan was in any way ordering Snyder to make the film like that, but seeing Nolan attached to it and what he did with The Dark Knight and pretty much the only reason MOS happened was because Goyer and Nolan said 'we'd like to produce this version of MOS', I feel like Snyder felt he had to make the film that was different from his usual style.
Now that the DCU on film has a direction, and that this is something totally separate from the Nolan Trilogy, and even though MOS is in-canon, BvS will be the first film in this universe that they've planned it as a universe. So I imagine we'll have something much similar to his pre-MOS work.
Not to mention he changed his DP for MOS. Now he's back to shooting BvS with the same guy that shot 300, Watchmen and Sucker Punch, we're going to get a much more vibrant and comic-like film in BvS. Just comparing the relatively few shots we get in the teaser compared to how MOS is filmed. You can see the difference.