(1) We now know the title – Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
We already knew the roll call of characters: Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg).
And we’ve heard the coming Justice League sequel will feature an as yet unnamed original character played by Holly Hunter.
Meantime, director Zack Snyder tweeted the first photo of Affleck as Batman.
Conclusion: don’t stray too far from your bomb shelter.
(2) Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain premieres July 13 on FX.
Emphasis on the monster. With their shock white skin, bald heads and talons, not to mention the sharp, retractable stinger used to attack their victims, these vampires are more closely related to Max Schreck’s Count Orlak from the German Expressionist classic “Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens” than the sexy, brooding blood-drinkers from “True Blood” or “The Vampire Diaries.”
“They’re vermin, basically,” said British actor David Bradley, who portrays Abraham Setrakian, the gentleman scholar who functions as the story’s Van Helsing.
Ironically, Del Toro wrote his trilogy of books — The Strain, The Fall, The Night Eternal – only after he was unsuccessful in selling his vision to TV a decade ago.
Maybe Holly Hunter’s character will be named ‘Broadcast Muse.’ (Or ‘Miss Firecracker.’)
On a related note –media—Edgar Wright is no longer to be the director of ANT MAN. A small news item in the New York Daily News seems to indicate conflict of ideas.
Does this mean the first Disney-Broadway-Marvel musical is also gone, “Charley’s Aunt Man?”
Revised as a film by Joe Dante : CHARLIE’S MANT.