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Saturday, 25 January 2014 17:02

Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill Spotted in Michigan + BatmanVsSuperman Update

Warner Bros. Pictures announced on January 17 that the release of Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman film with Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot had been moved to May 6, 2016, allowing the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story. Many thought this meant production had been delayed as well, but recent news suggests otherwise.

 

Zack Snyder

On January 22nd, Michigan State University Athletic Director Mark Hollis tweeted a photo of himself with director Zack Snyder inside the Broad Art Museum and said “Great to have Zack Snyder on campus. Is it a clue? I don’t know…”

Later in the week it was confirmed by officials at the museum that it had been looked at by Snyder.

From the Lansing City Pulse: Broad’s director of public relations director Jake Pechtel said it’s too soon to comment on the possibility of Supes and Bats slugging it out over Zaha Hadid’s striking building, which opened in November 2012, but he did say it was exciting.

“I wasn’t in the museum the day (Snyder) was here, but I did know someone from Hollywood was interested in the space,” Pechtel said. “This is a visually stunning building, and it makes sense that it’s attracting attention from Hollywood.”

Pechtel said the Broad has already been featured in some ads, but this would be the highest profile use yet for the building.

“As long as we know what’s going on, we do our best to configure our space to accommodate,” Pechtel said. “There’s a lot of interest (in the Broad). That comes with having a unique space.”

Pechtel didn’t know if the building was being sized up for external or internal shots, or if any other spots around campus were being looked at. He also couldn’t say what the next step would be in the process, but he does think that if the production, purportedly budgeted north of $131 million, sets up shop in mid-Michigan, he’s sure it will create quite a buzz.

“I think it will resonate really heavily with university crowd,” Pechtel said. “I’m excited at the possibilities.”

 

Henry Cavill

Henry has been spotted out and about in Detroit, Michigan, as evidenced by tweets from Friday night including this one:

 

Ben Affleck

According to Deadline.com, Oscar winner Ben Affleck, who was set to helm Fox’s TV drama The Middle Man in his pilot directing debut, had to pull out because of scheduling issues with Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman movie, in which Affleck plays Batman. Word is that production is not being delayed and the main players have been summoned to start work right away. Additionally, Deadline.com says Affleck has other film commitments in the spring, when The Middle Man pilot is scheduled to shoot.

 

Gal Gadot

According to Batman-News.com, Gal Gadot is locked into a 3 movie deal to play Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman. Gadot will be making $300,000 for her role as Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman. She is set to start filming the Man of Steel sequel in May.

 

For everything we know so far about the Batman Vs Superman movie, you can read our page about it here.

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