And I have a little more hope for Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice, thanks to Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor.
Actually, Jesse Eisenberg may be having a little too much fun playing Lex, but it’s good to see somebody involved with the movie having fun. Maybe Zack Snyder relaxed and had some fun himself.
Can’t tell about Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman but she sure looks the part.
Affleck looks like he’ll be good as both Batman and Bruce Wayne. I won’t be surprised. His Daredevil’s best forgotten, but he’s always been a good actor and he understands superheroes---I think he showed that in Hollywoodland by showing how hard it was for George Reeves to live up to the superhero he played on TV.
He might have been drawing on experience.
And I like it that Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent seem to have each other figured out. Of course they would. One short night’s flight over Gotham and Superman would have Batman tracked back to the Batcave, if he didn’t use his X-ray vision to look through the mask. And figuring out Clark Kent’s Superman would take the World’s Greatest Detective maybe a minute’s thought.
But what really makes me hopeful is Henry Cavill as Superman. The one bright spot for me in Man of Steel was the last scene between Superman and the general trying to track him down. It was the one scene in which Cavill got to act the part of Superman.
Give him the lines and let him smile, I thought, and look! Up on the screen…!
Fortune Magazine profiles Lex Luthor: Lex Luthor Jr.: Not Just His Father’s LexCorp. Hat tip to Oliver Mannion. (I hope Eisenberg wrote this himself. He’s a good fiction writer. Published and everything.)