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@undeadslayer4 lol! Pretty much!
@pack-rulz1978 When I spoke to time and effort, let me clarify, I was also speaking to the factors of writing, design and everything that goes into a film of this magnitude. I've always taken the stance that with careful crafting of this universe, DC doesn't have to repeat the same patterns of Marvel, a brand unto itself. We don't know half as much as we speculate about this film. We actually know next to nothing about this movie in its entirety. All we have are bits of information peppered throughout the media. What we DO have are the official photos and a few videos that give glimpses into the production. A lot more has been denied than confirmed. And all we walk away with is an idea of the general direction this is going in but very little as we know that this is a prelude to the Justice League. Set ups, character involvement, all of that is something we're waiting to see. I don't see a disaster right off the bat.

In terms of actors, I wasn't speaking to the fact that Ben Affleck is a big name destined to bomb in an iconic role along side George Clooney. I was actually saying that it is unfair to equate something of this scale with the vision and direction it has behind it to Batman & Robin when a shared universe or expansive franchise wasn't anything to be taken seriously then. Those movies, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin were geared toward the child market and toy lines, not the for the sake of the same respect and intrigue the comic book films of recent years have. I'm not a fan of all Marvel films, including Guardians of the Galaxy and the DC universe is just getting started. Everyone had reservations about what Marvel had planned in the beginning as well. And what was their course was theirs alone to take. Now DC has to work out its own formula and how their connected universe works.

They have television down to a science and pepper in so many elements of their universe throughout the programming that it would seem like virtual overload, but it works. Gotham, Arrow, and The Flash all have elements that work in an hour that have the potential, if exercised and executed with the right precision, could work for a 2 and a half hour film spread out, left on a cliffhanger and leading into the next film. At some point we'll see for sure how well it works out for better or worse.
@undeadslayer4 That or when the film is near release and they start releasing trailers.
@brady1138 LOL! Exactly!
@pack-rulz1978 They didn't put the same kind of effort and time into that production as they are with this. At that time, those movies weren't taken serious as a commodity but more as a launching pad to sell toys.
I figured they'd be using Chicago again to recapture that look of Metropolis.
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Now this is a different dynamic to the Superman mythos in the cinematic world that should play well as a redemption tale for the character explored in a way unlike before.
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@undeadslayer4 Movies often begin production without having all of the cast in place. It depends on the size of the roles or the importance at the point of filming in order to keep a schedule. If you kept up with the articles that were posting about production, there were several people announced to be added to the cast whilst production of the film was already underway. Some people are brought into a cast during post production to film cameo scenes or to tie up loose ends of the filming...bit scenes. That's not to say that the entire cast isn't already in place by now...just keep in mind that there is so much about the film we don't know and parts about the casting we have no idea about. This is a very tight lipped production. We know next to nothing about this movie as it is.

And WETA is the special effects company that provided the effects, scenery, and wardrobe for Man of Steel...they were behind the creatures and scenery of Avatar. They created the apes in the movies Rise and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as well as King Kong and the effects for Lord of the Rings and the motion capture of Golem for the film and The Hobbit series. It was mentioned earlier when production was set to begin but was delayed for the scouting of locations, script rewrites, and the most overlooked of all reasons...the fact that WETA was in the process of developing new technology to accommodate the vision of the film. That's not to mention the fact that they aren't just doing BvS Dawn of Justice, but the Justice League simultaneously to followup the next year of this films release.
@undeadslayer4 Movies often begin production without having all of the cast in place. It depends on the size of the roles or the importance at the point of filming in order to keep a schedule. If you kept up with the articles that were posting about production, there were several people announced to be added to the cast whilst production of the film was already underway. Some people are brought into a cast during post production to film cameo scenes or to tie up loose ends of the filming...bit scenes. That's not to say that the entire cast isn't already in place by now...just keep in mind that there is so much about the film we don't know and parts about the casting we have no idea about. This is a very tight lipped production. We know next to nothing about this movie as it is.

And WETA is the special effects company that provided the effects, scenery, and wardrobe for Man of Steel...they were behind the creatures and scenery of Avatar. They created the apes in the movies Rise and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as well as King Kong and the effects for Lord of the Rings and the motion capture of Golem for the film and The Hobbit series. It was mentioned earlier when production was set to begin but was delayed for the scouting of locations, script rewrites, and the most overlooked of all reasons...the fact that WETA was in the process of developing new technology to accommodate the vision of the film.
@undeadslayer4 They'd already explained early in the process that they needed to delay for development. The original plan had grown into something more than originally intended. WETA was in the process of developing new and experimental special effects for the film. They were going through script changes and rewrites. All the casting hadn't been done. They wanted to work on an extended schedule like they had for Man of Steel. They get to avoid having to go up against The Avengers 2 and begin 2016 with a blockbuster. It's all strategy.
@undeadslayer4 The report spoke to him being tattooed based upon what the reporter overheard during the luncheon. And the reason why they aren't going to divulge whether Momoa is or isn't Aquaman just yet is to keep people on the edge of their seats especially now that we've seen and read so much about the film already. His actual unveiling as the character by the time the film comes out it would still be somewhat of a surprise.
@ibeatcancer They're implying that he saved Clark's life toward the beginning of the film not during the destruction caused by the World Engine. At the time when Clark saved the people on the oil rig there was nothing that would have seemed threatening to Aquaman after such an act of benevolence. That is why he's reported to be so angry an holding Superman accountable in, Batman v. Superman.