Jeremy Irons

Batman vs. Superman Script Still Not Finished

With the film not due to release until April 29th 2016 it is some time before we’ll see any footage for the sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel. With such a long time to wait, there have been plenty of skeptics ready to criticize the film even before release, with the director, Zack Snyder, having to reassure everyone that everything is still on track; however recent news suggests otherwise …

The new Alfred, Jeremy Irons (Dead Ringers) recently stated the film doesn’t actually have a finished script yet. “The script isn’t entirely finished,” the new Alfred admitted to Absolute Radio. “I’ve read a script, but it’s not finalised. We haven’t started work yet. It’ll be as much a surprise to me as you!”

With that bombshell, the skeptics will be coming in their masses; however this kind of issue is common among films.

A bigger issue for Batman vs. Superman is casting, especially Ben Affleck as Batman. If you need a little more reassurance on this front, then who better to speak than the director himself?  Zack Snyder spoke to the L.A Times last week about the casting controversy:

“We know the material. Unfortunately, the fans don’t know the material. I understand the canon. I’m not crazy. I know what these characters need from a mythological standpoint. So, we’re casting according to what’s happening in the script. And we’re hoping that leads to enough originality, enough perspective on what we’re doing that you get something fresh and exciting.”

Jeremy Irons said he found opportunity to work with Ben Affleck enough to jump aboard even without the finished script: “I think (his casting) is a wonderful idea. He’s a lovely man and an interesting actor. I’m looking forward to getting to know him. I’ve only met him once.”

So we’ll just have to wait and see whether Snyder and Co can bring an ‘Original Piece of Cinema’ unlike last year’s explosion, action-fest that was Man of Steel.

Let me know below whether you’re excited for Batman vs. Superman, and if you’re worried by the casting and script news.