|Maybe Trask is compensating for something...|
Another San Diego Comic Con has come and gone. With it have come a couple of pretty huge announcements, and a few underwhelming ones. The much anticipated Avenger's sequel got an official title: The Avengers: Age of Ultron, along with some news about the film. A long-awaited Flash movie has finally been officially announced for 2016. Also, Peter Dinklage has been confirmed to be playing Bolivar Trask, the creator of the Sentinels in X-Men: Days of Future Past (something most fans kind of guessed already), as well as a pretty good view of the new Sentinels.
But the most spectacular bit of news out of SDCC is that DC has all but assured that every human will see the sequel to Man of Steel by announcing that Batman will appear in it. Let’s start with the surface level stuff. They plan on naming the upcoming film some variation of Batman vs. Superman or Superman vs. Batman. This is such a completely uninspired choice. It’s basically just a way to build the synopsis right there into the title. Pretty boring, uninteresting stuff. As we go a little deeper, Zach Snyder had Harry Lennix (who plays General Swanwick in Man of Steel) read a particularly interesting, and badass, line of dialogue from one of the best stories in the DC universe, The Dark Knight Returns, by Frank Miller: "I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years to come…in your most private moments…I want you to remember…my hand…at your throat…I want…you to remember…the one man who beat you".
|The aforementioned badass line.|
As far as casting the new Batman, I'm really sick of hearing people pretty much throw out the biggest names in movies right now. I never need to hear Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling or Jon Hamm's names in connection with anyone in the DC universe ever again. It would be so hard for me to see these people as such an iconic character because they are so established already and people have such strong associations with them (the one exception to this in my mind is Michael Fassbender. He is already an established star but I'll see him in absolutely anything, including Shame where he wasn't as much the star as much as his penis was).
|That jawline screams Bruce Wayne to me.|
That's it for the Man of Steel sequel news/opinions. Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think. Tune in tomorrow for my Avengers: Age of Ultron thoughts. Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.