|Rick Moranis as Steve Trevor!.....just kidding.|
Officially, the film is a sequel to the awkwardly received Man of Steel movie but is being used as a launchpad for DC's plans to match Marvel's screen success. The fear (or understanding?) that Superman can barely hold a movie on his own is making this film become a larger spectacle than is needed. The story has been said to include multiple superheroes in either cameos or end-credit sequences, all to set up an eventual Justice League movie. Names being thrown around are Aquaman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and The Flash. Those last two have TV series now, and DC/WB hopes to eventually tie their TV products in with the big-screen ones, expanding a fan's viewing options. Much like Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will feature characters from the movies, DC hopes to make this take on the genre their own, unique brand.
So, Fanboys and Fangirls…what do you think? These two actors are extremely strong choices that I don't think anybody was expecting. Is Eisenberg old enough or devious enough to pull off playing Lex? Will he shave his head and have a wig like Gene Hackman did? Is Jeremy Irons friendly enough to pull off Alfred? He certainly has the potential with that soft, smooth voice of his, but has he played too many villains to turn us around?