Zack Snyder may be a name of spirited debate but one can’t deny he had a specific vision. That vision included Ben Affleck as his choice to be Batman. in a post on his Vero account, Snyder revealed that Affleck was his perfect choice to play Batman. While Joss Whedon fucked up Justice League and a lot of Affleck’s presentation in the film, the original depiction in Dawn of Justice is still considered by me and others to be one of the best Batman performances ever.
Congratulations go out to fellow DC star, Arrow’s Katrina Law as she has given birth to a baby girl. Law played Nyssa al Ghul on the hit CW show.
Branching from DC to Image, Todd McFarlane made some interesting waves in an interview when talking about a potential Spawn crossover. While talking to the Hollywood Reporter, McFarlane said he was open to working with DC and Marvel again; though he noted it was hard for him to do that while running Image comics. However, the idea of a Spawn/Venom crossover came and up an McFarlane said;
Now, if you are asking me if you could do Spawn/Venom, okay. That’s a different story now. That’s different than saying ‘Could we do a Venom cover?’ So could I do Spawn/Batman? We did. So could I do Spawn/Spider-Man? Of course. Could we do Spawn/Venom? It’d be cool. But to just do those characters singular and me give them the artwork, I can’t. I can’t cross that road.
Spawn notably crossed over with Batman in the 90’s, which ended up being a reasonable hit, but wasn’t a great story that lasted the sands of time. A crossover seems unlikely as Marvel is genuinely opposed to crossovers since the Disney purchase.
Speaking of Disney, their other big property Star Wars had a big revelation today. Carrie Fisher, the long time Star Wars actress who played Princess Leia before passing away two years ago due to drug use, apparently shot plenty of scenes for Star Wars Episode IX. Her brother, Todd Fisher told ABC News;
There’s a lot of minutes of footage. I don’t mean just outtakes. This is unused, new content that could be woven into the storyline. That’s what’s going to give everybody such a great kick. It’s going to look like it was meant to be. Like it was shot yesterday.
In non-comic superhero news, M. Night Shyamalan’s third entry into his superhero universe, Glass, is tracking to be a hit. The film is looking at $70 million opening weekend, according to Variety. This is the sequel to previous films Split and Unbreakable.
With Bumblebee giving the universe of the Transformers a soft reboot and being a critical darling, fans have started talking about seeing Optimus Prime getting his own film . When brought up by Metro, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura revealed that idea would be rather difficult saying;
It will be hard with Optimus, he is always right, very stoic and is a man of few words … It is kind of like saying, ‘Lets do a movie about Obi-Wan Kenobi?’ But how much is there to say about Obi-Wan? It is not so easy.