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‘Batman Vs. Superman’ Release Date Delayed

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Fans looking forward to Zack Snyder's Batman Vs. Superman will have to wait a little longer for the big screen showdown between the two DC superheroes.

In order to "allow the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story," Warner Bros. has decided to push the release date of the film forward from July 15, 2015 to May 6, 2016 (what's another 10 months when folks are already waiting over a year for it to hit theaters?).

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Henry Cavill: Affleck Will Be a “Fantastic” Batman

Ben Affleck and Henry CavillHenry Cavill is sure Ben Affleck will make a "fantastic" Batman.

The Man Of Steel actor's Superman will be pitted against Ben's character in the provisionally titled Batman Vs Superman in 2015, and he's positive the star will do a great job of playing the superhero.

"I'm sure he'll be fantastic, above all else. As a filmmaker he's got his own style, he's not copying anyone else. He's been tenacious in his career, he's had ups followed by downs and now he's up again. I think that requires and shows a special strength of character and it's something I enjoy working with because jobs like this require a dedication to the work and belief in one's self, and Ben has that," he said.

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Ben Affleck to Star as Batman in ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel

Ben AffleckWhether you want to remember him for directing Argo or acting in GigliBen Affleck has been chosen as the next actor to play Batman.

Taking the black cape and bat-eared costume from Christian Bale, who portrayed the Dark Knight in Christopher Nolan's recent Batman trilogy, Affleck will appear in the upcoming sequel to Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Snyder released a statement announcing Affleck's casting:

"Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry [Cavill]'s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retains the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can't wait to work with him."

The film - tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman - is expected to be released July 2015 with production beginning in 2014.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Man of Steel’ Soars Above ‘This Is the End’

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Zack Snyder's latest Superman reboot, Man of Steel, was one of the most anticipated films of this summer - and it definitely delivered for Warner Bros.

Bringing in $113 million from the weekend earned the Christopher Nolan-produced flick the record opening for June, beating out Toy Story 3 ($110.3 million). Coming in second with $20.5 million was the debut of the Seth Rogen apocalyptic comedy This Is the End. Now You See Me stayed put at number three with $10.3 million while Fast & Furious 6 fell two spots to number four with $9.4 million. The Purge took the greatest dive, falling from the top spot last week to number five with $8.2 million.

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New ‘Man of Steel’ Poster Sees Superman in Handcuffs

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Just weeks away from Man of Steel's official trailer unveiling (set to screen prior to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in theaters and online), Warner Bros. has revealed a new poster for the upcoming Superman film.

The poster sees the latest Superman, Henry Cavill, in handcuffs among what looks to be military personnel. Will it be a case of a frame job or the superhero ruffling the feathers of someone with great authority? We'll just have to wait and see when the Zack Snyder-directed film hits theaters on June 14.

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David Hasselhoff Could Have Been Indiana Jones, Superman

David HasselhoffDavid Hasselhoff was considered for the role of Indiana Jones.

The former Baywatch star claims he narrowly missed out on one of the most coveted parts in Hollywood history, but he isn't bitter that Harrison Ford got to play the daredevil archaeologist because he accepts that life has its ups and downs: "I'm the guy who was up for everything: James Bond and Superman. I met with Spielberg for Indiana Jones. I tell the kids that life isn't fair. Don't assume that somebody is really your friend or that you're going to do another year of Britain's Got Talent. Once you assume that, s**t happens, it's really f***ing easy to move on."

David, 60, has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, and was honored when "Baby" singer Justin Bieber said he wanted to wear a T-shirt with his name on it to an awards show. "He wanted to wear a T-shirt that said 'I'm with The Hoff' at the MTV Awards. Can you believe that? I got Bieber fever ... it means I'm current with the kids. It means I'm hip," he told The Daily Telegraph.


General Zod named as next Superman Villain

Michael ShannonGeneral Zod DC Comics

The Superman reboot officially has a name and a villain. Michael Shannon (of Boardwalk Empire fame) has signed on to play General Zod in Man of Steel.

General Zod appeared in Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980). He’s been a part of the DC Comic world since 1961. In the comics, Zod is also from Krypton and has many of Superman’s powers and abilities.

As Zod, Michael Shannon will square off against Henry Cavill as Superman. Amy Adams will play Lois Lane, Kevin Costner Jonathan Kent and Diane Lane will portray Martha Kent.

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Super! Amy Adams is Lois Lane

Amy Adams

Amy Adams is going to make a super-cute Lois Lane in the Superman reboot, even if she has to dye her trademark red locks. Director Zack Snyder says the actress is “perfect” for the role (the Golden Globe nomination sure didn't hurt her in the audition room). He picked Adams after a lengthy search, because every superhero needs a leading lady.

Adams will be playing the career-minded love interest to Clark Kent/Superman Henry Cavill. Supporting cast includes Kevin Costner, who will play dad Jonathan Kent and Diana Lane as mom Martha Kent.

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Kevin Costner Signing on to Superman Cast?

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner is talking with producers about taking on a “key role” in the upcoming Superman movie. Henry Cavill (The Tudors) has already been cast as the main man in blue and red, and now he’ll need a supporting cast.

But, which role will Kevin Costner play? Will the new reboot feature a considerably older Lex Luthor character, as did the last reboot? Or will Costner play a good guy, maybe Daily Planet editor Perry White or Clark Kent’s dad Jonathon Kent? Perhaps this reboot features newer Superman characters, like police commissioner Henderson maybe?

When we know, you’ll know. Follow Film Crunch on Twitter to get the latest gossip as soon as we’ve got it.

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Tudors Star Henry Cavill is New Superman

Henry CavillHenry Cavill, best known for his work as Charles Brandon on The Tudors, has just been named Warner Bros.' new Man of Steel.

The 27-year-old British actor will be the latest person to play Clark Kent and his alter ego, Superman, on the big screen following Brandon Routh and Christopher Reeves.

Director Zack Snyder (Watchmen) said he is "honored" to help bring the iconic character back to life. "I also join Warner Bros. and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield," Snyder offered in a statement.

Christopher Nolan is a producer on the film that was written by Batman Begins' David S. Goyer.

Superman: Man of Steel will fly into theaters on December 17, 2012.

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