The Man of Steel sequel gets a name and the primary DC Comics hero characters are confirmed.

There we have it, the official name of the Man of Steel sequel, which is now being called Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Along with the name we have confirmed not the obvious, of a few classic characters in the cast, particularly those of Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor.

No more guessing on movie names! In addition, we now have a website address to go to also, if Facebook isn't your thing.  (And I don't blame you there.  They're seriously effing things up as they go.)


via press release

Principal photography is underway in Metro Detroit, Michigan

BURBANK, CA, May 21, 2014 – Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.  Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Principal photography will take place on location at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location in and around Detroit, Michigan; Illinois; Africa; and the South Pacific.

Set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

Here's the movie link, but there's nothing but a HUGE version of the movie logo.


No mention of any Nolan in the production line.  Well, here's hoping!

As I look over the comments in some of the social media, it is fascinating to see how folks are twerking out over the cast.  Folks seem vocal about all the choices that the studio has made, from Affleck, Gadot and  Eisenberg.  I'm surprised no one is having a fart attack about the butler.

On the other hand, hmm, who in the world could Holly Hunter be playing?

Everyone is titling their articles as "rumor patrols" or what not, but seriously, until DC Entertainment announces it, they should be titling their blog posts "guessing patrols."

The best guess is that Holly Hunter will be playing Dr. Leslie Thompkins, or a character like that.  Thompkins is a doctor who is a friend of the Wayne family, knows Bruce's identity, runs an orphanage in Crime Alley, treats Bruce's wounds and is an ear for Bruce to consul with.

But that's that.

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