New ‘Batman V Superman’ Photos And Plot Details Released [Spoilers]

Batman v Superman photos

Today has been a good day for Batman v Superman fans with the release of new photos and more details about the secretive plot.

The amazing photos come courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. The spread — included in its latest issue coming out Friday — shows never before images of the main characters.

The new Batman v Superman photos show Ben Affleck in his role of Bruce Wayne and Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman, dancing at a fancy party. This is maybe part of the footage shot at that big filming day at the University of Michigan last summer.

We also got a new image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Henry Cavill as Superman, and Ben Affleck in his Batsuit.

All of these images are great, but perhaps the best of them is the one that gives fans a taste of what will happen when Batman and Superman face-off for the first time in Batman v Superman.

Check out the cover that will come to newsstands all over the country when EW is released Friday and it promises behind-the-scenes Batman v Superman details we haven’t heard before.

In the interviews included with the special issue, director Zack Snyder talks about Kryptonite and confirms that indeed it will make an appearance as part of the Batman v Superman plot. Batman will use it to confront and try to destroy a Superman the world now sees as a threat.

Snyder said he thought of introducing the popular weapon at the end of Man of Steel, but obviously that didn’t happen. Additionally, both Affleck and Cavill talk about their roles in Batman v Superman.

“He’s on the verge of being swallowed up by the anger and the rage that we see haunt this character in the other manifestations of it,” says Affleck, who plays a much older version of Batman. “But this guy is further down the line and has become more embittered and cynical.”

For his part, Henry Cavill explains how the tables have changed for his Superman in Batman v Superman, according to Comic Book Movie.

“I like to think that Man of Steel was the perspective of the world from Clark, Kal-El, looking at the world and trying to exist with in it. Batman v Superman is definitely more mankind’s perspective of Superman.”

What do you think of the new Batman v Superman photos and plot revelations?

[Image via Warner Bros.]

Henry Cavill Speaks About Superman in ‘Batman v Superman’

Henry Cavill Superman

If you are wondering why Henry Cavill’s Superman doesn’t just squash Ben Affleck’s Batman in Batman v Superman, period, you’re not alone. This is a burning question fans have not been able to get the answer to until today.

The lovely Henry Cavill was at the London Collections: Men in London this past weekend, checking all the latest fashions. During the event, he took some questions from the press regarding this very topic.

We have all seen the amazing Batsuit and Batmobile Ben Affleck will use in Batman v Superman and they are impressive, even more so than those Christian Bale wore for The Dark Knight Trilogy. Bigger and better seems to be the theme with the latest superhero movies and Zack Snyder is making sure his characters will leave a lasting impression.

But how on Earth will Batman avoid being killed by one swipe of Superman’s hand? How fierce will their rivalry really be?

Earlier this year, Henry Cavill touched on the subject very briefly, when JoBlo asked the question?

“Well, if Superman is Superman, which he is, he wouldn’t,” Cavill said at the time. “And therein lies your answer.”

Reading between the lines, it’s quite simple really. Even though Superman has more than enough power to obliterate Batman, he will not because it’s not in his nature. He is a pacifist and we all saw how much it took for Superman to finally get rid of General Zod in that epic, controversial battle.

Even though it would be easy for Superman to really hurt Batman and possibly kill him, the Kryptonite is not a violent person whatsoever. On the contrary, Superman avoids conflict and walks away rather than getting in a fight.

This past weekend Henry Cavill expanded on this topic and got us a little inside his Superman’s motivations in Batman v Superman.

“Superman wouldn’t get into a cage fight with just anyone. Imagine, you wouldn’t get into a fight with someone if they hit you and you didn’t feel it, barely registered it. Superman wouldn’t even notice; he’s not quick to engage.”

As we impatiently await more promo material to dissect, as well as cast interviews to give us more details about what we can expect when Batman v Superman finally arrives in theaters, we thank Henry Cavill for throwing us a much needed bone concerning his character.

[Image via Warner Bros.]

Movie Spoilers: Is It Possible To Avoid Them, With Social Media?

movie spoilers: can they be avoided

In the age of social media it’s nearly impossible to avoid movie spoilers, unless, of course, you are not on social media.

Even so, for fans, ruining a film with spoilers has become a problem that happens on a regular basis, almost as soon as an announcement is made. They know that if that favorite movie is coming out, they will surely find out more than they want to.

What happened to going to see a movie and being truly surprised? Entertainment networks are at the ready to grab the latest information — which include the movie’s spoilers — and print it as fast as possible to get more traffic on their site.

As much as many of us — who write for a living — hate movie spoilers it’s undeniable that releasing plot details and rumors is usually good for our websites, as millions are interested on what’s happening during a big production.

Some people are successful at staying away from spoilers, but they have to basically stay away from their social media pages for a long time. News sites usually have the common courtesy to alert fans when spoilers are included in an article, however, regular folks just blurt things out.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' JJ Abrams directing Daisy Ridley

Star Wars: The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams directing Daisy Ridley (Lucasfilm)

For film studios, the problem is real and it’s a nightmare to try to keep plot details quiet for months as vultures are lurking in the shadows ready to pounce. Anonymous sources abound and leaks are nearly impossible to avoid. Directors have to great lengths to keep plot details away from prying eyes and not ruin the experience for moviegoers.

Last summer and fall, when Zack Snyder was filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in Detroit and other Midwest locations, he managed to keep the Batmobile and Ben Affleck in his Batman costume away from cameras successfully, despite filming on the city’s streets. A major feat in this day and age.

When director J.J. Abrams was thrown in the midst of one of the biggest franchises in movies’ history, he was stunned at the level of interest that comes with making the the highly anticipated next Star Wars movie, as he told Australian site News.com.au.

“The level of scrutiny is pretty much unprecedented for me. My dream is that, despite so many rumors — many of which are true, many of which are untrue — when people see the movie, they see something that hasn’t been completely ruined for them by having read spoilers they might not have wanted to read.”

Despite the fact that movie spoilers abound, film studios still have the upper hand and never confirm or deny rumors floating around on social media. You should always take a spoiler with a grain of salt, they’re not always accurate, despite so-called good inside sources. Things are evolving and studios are coming up with more creative ways to keep spoilers away from the front pages, but social media is making it more difficult.

Tell us how you avoid movie spoilers on the space below.

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