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Michael Shannon Never Stepped Foot On Batman V Superman Set In a recent interview with Metro UK, Shannon talked about his work on BvS. “To be honest, I never went to the set of that movie ever,” he said. “I did some ADR, I recorded some lines that Zack [Snyder, director] wasn’t even sure he was going to use — like, creepy s— I’d be saying to Lex Luthor ...


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Coincidence, I think. Martha Kane/Wayne has always been Martha since 1939 Martha Clarke/Kent was variously called Mary, Sarah, and perhaps others in the 1940s before settling on Martha in 1951 and sticking with it. There's nothing in the well-rounded Wikipedia articles on both characters to suggest that they'd have cause to conflict in Batman/Superman ...


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TL;DR: Christian Bale isn't in the movie as he wanted to leave the role after the third Dark Knight film. Ben Affleck was the choice to replace him. Long Answer: Christian Bale** certainly said he was jealous, but that by no means indicates he wanted the role himself. To quote from USA Today: The former Batman ended his tenure as the masked vigilante ...


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The files even had there superhero logos: Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Flash and Aquaman from left to right order. Victor Stone/Cyborg (played by Ray Fisher): A boy whose partial remaining body got attached to a mother box to make him into cyborg. On the top right there is partial remaining body of Victor Stone and on the right bottom is the Mother Box which is ...


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You are making so many assumptions here. To make it clear there are two major universes. The Arrowverse, which consists of the TV shows Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Vixen and Supergirl (Supergirl exists in a different Earth ( Earth - 38) than Flash but is still canon to the Arrowverse). Constantine does exist on the same earth as Flash and Arrow. ...


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What is the term “God” meant to mean in the DC universe? Exactly what it means in this universe...someone/thing/power who is worshipped as a "God". The only difference is that in the DC Universe (and Marvel Universe for that matter) is that some "Gods" are real. What they are is unclear or rarely explored or just waved away. In the MCU for instance, "Gods"...


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This question has arisen quite a lot since Dawn of Justice came out, and while I think it's a fair criticism of Zach Snyder's Batman, the question is usually framed in a way that has a few problems: the idea that this Batman kills for no reason, the idea that the movie never explains why this Batman "changed", and the idea that Batman in general doesn't kill ...


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It's a reference to the comic book arc Batman: A Death in the Family "A Death in the Family" is a Batman comic book story arc first published in the late 1980s which gave fans the ability to influence the story through voting with a 900 number. "A Death in the Family" ran in Batman #426-429, published in 1988-1989. The story was credited to Jim Starlin (...


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The film summary for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from the sidebar of Googling "Batman v Superman" makes it clear that the plot is Batman/Bruce deciding that Superman is "a bad guy", a criminal. It's been nearly two years since Superman's (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life ...


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Zack Snyder (the film director) has stated that Batman v Superman would take inspiration from the Frank Miller comic, The Dark Knight Returns.1 The biggest deal was, Snyder brought out Man of Steel actor Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) to use his cool voice to read the following piece of dialogue: "I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years ...


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Apparently this is somewhat explained in the Ultimate Edition: The theatrical cut made a big deal about Batman branding criminals with a red-hot bat-symbol branding iron, and briefly mentioned that inmates in prisons with this brand are quick to be killed by fellow prisoners… for some reason? It was all kind of vague. In the Ultimate Edition we ...


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There are two aspects of the ending you're asking: one we can sort-of explain and one we can only make some reasoned speculation. (If you're still reading this, you will be spoiled...) First, there's the whole question on how Superman can "die" in the first place. I think, to understand why people might believe this, don't forget that he's not the first ...


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It's strongly implied when Clark/Superman can hear Alfred talking to Bruce during Lex Luthor's party (when Bruce starts snooping around so he can hack into LexCorp's mainframe) that he is realizing that Bruce Wayne is Batman. Also I would venture to say their conversation at the same party suggests that both are on to each other about the other's identity ...


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It's just a coincidence that mothers of Superman and Batman share the same name. Martha was most common name in that era. However, before Superman's adoptive mother got name Martha in 1950s, she was called Mary and Sarah. After 1950s, This was started by DC comics to frequent more team-ups of Superman and Batman. This appears to be Easter eggs, but we can't ...


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Bruce had various dreams in the film and each one has its significance. Like showing his internal fears and some to highlight future events. There is very good detailed description available form looper.com as : 1. On the wings of bats Bruce Wayne's first dream sequence happens within the first few minutes of BvS when he runs from his parents' ...


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The filmmakers have not said anything specific about where Diana gets her modern-day weapons, but keep in mind a few things: It's almost 100 years since the end of Wonder Woman and the beginning of Dawn of Justice, so she's had plenty of time. As we find out in the movie, there's nothing really special about the sword (at least, not in the way Diana thinks)....


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He is Steppenwolf He is uncle of Darkseid and Darkseid is a major DC comics villain and he was hinted many times in the film. (Already answered about this hints in another question) As per reports from comicbook.com Justice League executive producer Deborah Snyder confirmed to Comicbook.com and other members of the press on Friday that Steppenwolf will ...


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BvS is the first time we see Kryptonite referenced in the new DC Extended Universe so there are no hard and fast rules in play here so we can only interpret what we see. Previous movie versions/interpretations of Superman & Kryptonite or appearances in other media do not apply here The first time Superman is exposed to it is in the form of a gas fired ...


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Lois doesn't need to know that the spear is made of Kryptonite, or that Kyptonite has such a destabilizing effect on Kryptonians, or even that Doomsday is Kryptonian in origin. From her perspective, she has seen Batman wield a weapon destructive enough to almost kill Superman: the most powerful being humanity has, thus far, ever encountered. All she knows ...


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In the original Superman film, it was described as being from a meteorite: The photo shows an ETHOPIAN FARMER holding a wedge-shaped green rock about a foot long and five inches high. The FARMER grins at the camera. The caption beneath reads: Meteorite Lands near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June, 1951. EVE and OTIS stare at the picture, mystified. ...


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tl;dr: It's a deceased Robin's suit; the assumption is that Joker killed Robin sometime in the past and it has haunted Bruce ever since. The movie does not explain the grafitti. It's meant to be part of a yet-untold backstory of Batman. It's possible that part of the story will be told in future movies, possibly in a Batman solo movie. However, we can make ...


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Lex doesn't actually want to kill Batman - he wants to kill Superman. All Lex Luthor wants to do throughout Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is kill Superman, as he fears that a man as powerful as Superman will one day become a dictator of sorts, using his godlike powers to take over the world. By forcing Superman to fight Batman by taking Martha Kent ...


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The extra footage included some additional scenes of violence, and gore, and some extremely mild nudity. Specifically: The aftermath of the African "attack" shows more graphically burned or mutilated bodies, making it more clear why people think Superman did it. At one point Bruce Wayne is shown naked from behind. With MPAA ratings, seconds and minutes can ...


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Thematically: In the movie and in the comics, the eyes glow because they need a way to inform the audience that the suit is a powered robotic suit. Glowing mechanical eyes are the quickest way to get that across. It's done for pretty much any powered exo-suit like Iron Man, Terminators, etc. It also represents a "I'm done playing games" effect. Source ...


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That was the Flash. One of Flash's powers is he can run so fast he can travel through time. I think that scene was not a dream sequence, but Flash warning Bruce Wayne of a possible future. I think that scene hints at a comic book called Injustice Gods Among Us. It is an else world where Superman becomes a dictator after the Joker tricks him in killing ...


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It is very similar and I thought the same thing when I watched it. But I found this article, which explains that, while closely modelled after it, it's not the real Farnsworth house, but a newly constructred house in Orion Township, Michigan about 40 miles north of Detroit. Which also answers the question about the lake location, as it was constructed ...


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Batman vs. Superman is in continuity with Man of Steel, but shares zero continuity with Nolan's trilogy, also referred to as The Dark Knight Trilogy. This new series of films will be referred to as the DC Extended Universe. As such, the writers are able to take liberties with various portrayals of events in the mythos of Batman, including how he developed ...


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Composer Hans Zimmer says in this video interview: It was really important for me to figure out how to find, like this banshee wail ... but it had to be feminine. After, you know, a hundred thousand experiments that all went wrong I suddently remembered this friend of mine, this cellist, Tina Guo, who, ...


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