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​Warner Bros. Nervous Ahead Of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

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DC and recently released the last look at Batman v. Superman directed by Zack Snyder. Compared to the other trailers it received quite a positive reaction and fans are now extremely eager for the release.

Yet, according to HitFix’s Drew McWeeny[1], Warner Bros. are a little worried for the film as they’re unsure as to how well it will do in cinemas (via. Cosmic Book News[2]).

"I do think this is the moment now for Warner to make the case," McWeeny said. "Sort of pulling the curtain back a little bit, Warner is a little bit worried. This movie [Batman v Superman] is starting to scare them and it's scaring them because they are starting to show it to people now. People are starting to lay eyes on the film and the response has been not exactly what I think they wanted.”

However, McWeeny did go on to say that he thinks DC’s Suicide Squad will be a big hit. Justice League on the other hand will most likely have to start filming late and probably won’t keep Zack Snyder as director. The film that’s set to take the original Justice League spot is Ben Affleck’s solo Batman film.

"My guess is they're gonna throw whatever money it takes at Ben Affleck to make that Batman film happen sooner rather than later," McWeeny said. "Because they are going to need to rebuild again. They are going to need to win people back over. They are going to need to lay some different ground work. I don't think this is going to be the springboard for the Justice League they wanted it to be.”

Apparently Ben Affleck’s Batman is said to be ‘very good’ and Jessie Eisenberg portrayal of Lex Luthor is ‘great.’

On Lex Luthor, Eisenberg actually spoke to Playboy[3] recently about playing the iconic role of the LexCorp owner.

“The character is in line with what audiences want to see now, which is a more modern, psychologically realistic concept of Lex Luthor. His motivations are multifaceted; he has a way of using language that’s specific to the way his mind works; he struggles with interesting philosophical dilemmas like that of the individual having too much power, even if that individual is using that power for good. For instance, Superman has so far been using his powers to do some good, but is it safe to have someone like that walking the streets? It’s great that all of this happens in the context of a very exciting superhero movie.

“He reminds me of one of those characters in old Greek theater who very explicitly state the philosophical dilemma at hand and put it in a way that feels in line with that character’s interests and voice. He speaks in broad themes and ideas: That’s what makes the character very theatrical and yet authentic. This is the kind of role actors really like to play because you don’t feel like it’s a problem if you color outside the lines. I can be as funny as I want to be in the context of my character behaving poorly, and I can be as sad as I want because the character’s also going through real internal conflict. Take it as far as you want and be as theatrical as you want to be – it’s all correct.”

Starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Momoa, Amy Adams, Jeremy Ions, and Ray Fisher, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to be released in cinemas on March 25, 2016.


[1] http://www.hitfix.com/the-dartboard/batman-v-superman-could-dcs-entire-slate-be-in-jeopardy-fandemonium

[2] http://www.cosmicbooknews.com/content/wb-rumored-be-worried-about-batman-vs-superman-justice-league-movie-universe-future#axzz4004BdZIa

[3] http://www.playboy.com/articles/jesse-eisenberg-batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice