Batman v Superman Producer Promises New Footage Before the End of the Year

Monday, 09 November 2015 - 5:01PM
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Monday, 09 November 2015 - 5:01PM
Batman v Superman Producer Promises New Footage Before the End of the Year
Batman v Superman is currently knee-deep in post-production, which means we should be seeing some new, probably visual effects-heavy footage sometime soon. In a recent interview with Collider, Atlas Entertainment President and Batman v Superman producer Charles Roven said we would get a new trailer before 2015 is out.

Opening quote
"Honestly, you're going be seeing something very soon… I don't know how you define soon but certainly before the end of the year, how about that?"
Closing quote

It's not very specific, which is tantalizing, but honestly, we're hoping we don't see too much more footage, or at least that we don't learn too much from it. Disney is doing a great job of keeping the plot details mum in their marketing campaign for The Force Awakens, but we know much, much more about the plot for Batman v Superman. We don't want to feel like we've seen the whole movie before we get to the theater.

Roven also addressed whether we'll see a longer version of the film, as it currently stands at a whopping four hours long;

Opening quote
"I don't know if you'll ever get the 4-hour version, but there may be something that's coming along that might be slightly less long than that."
Closing quote

He's likely talking about an extended cut on the Blu-ray, and if the film is about two hours long (or a little more), we would guess that the director's cut will be about two-and-a-half hours long. But, this is Zack Snyder, and the ultimate cut of Watchmen clocked in at over three-and-a-half hours, so who knows.

There's also a slight possibility that he's making a joke about how long the film is going to be, which makes us a little worried that they're juggling too many characters. But when asked whether the huge cast of A-listers caused a problem for streamlining the focus of the film, Roven didn't seem worried:

Opening quote
"I don't think that's an issue for this film at all. I really don't… I think that the film is called Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, so there's a reason it's called Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and not Dawn of Justice: Batman v Superman. So you're gonna invest mostly in Batman v Superman and I think that you'll find other characters in there that you hopefully will want to see more of."
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The cast is pretty big, but it's not nearly as bad as, say, Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it's probably not unmanageable in the hands of a talented writer. And Roven, like everyone else, sung the praises of Oscar-winning writer Chris Terrio, who rewrote David Goyer's first draft:
Opening quote
"First of all, Chris Terrio is a fantastic writer, you said it earlier, he won the Oscar for Argo. David Goyer is a fantastic writer, and I think that we were very fortunate that even though it wasn't a collaboration it was a very good blending of the two guys' talents."
Closing quote


Batman v Superman comes out in theaters on March 25, 2016.
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