We got some good news and some sad news involving superheroes over the weekend. Find out the latest below.
Zack Snyder Revealed His Wonder Woman Cameo
The above image can be seen in different forms in both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Wonder Woman (which still reigned at the box office in its second weekend). But only the vintage photograph version contains a special treat. Look at the below shot, taken with a vintage camera from the period, and you’ll notice a minor difference in the background players. That guy to the Ewen Bremner’s left (your right) is none other than BvS director Zack Snyder.
The revelation comes from the book Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film, via ScreenRant, where you can find more photos taken behind the scenes during that set up. It’s also apparently not from the same shoot as the rest of the Veld liberation sequence. Here’s a quote from producer Deborah Snyder:
…it was an exciting first day of shooting since it was a passing of the torch. The photo links Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice to Wonder Woman, so both Zack and Patty were present that day, working collaboratively. It was an exciting shared moment as we watched the DC world expanding and it was wonderful to be able to capture that moment in such a unique way. Photographer Stephen Berkman must have shot twenty glass plates before he, Zack and Patty all felt they had the winning photo, as shooting a daguerrotype is art wrapped in a science experiment.
Batman Actors and Artists Pay Their Respects to Adam West
Adam West wasn’t the first actor to play Batman on screen, but he was the introduction to the character for many of us, and he meant a lot to fans of the character and the 1960s show, as well as to the people who followed in his shoes. See some remembrances of the late actor, who died Friday, from fellow Batman players, actors from other incarnations, and a great comic book artist.
Ben Affleck, Batman in the DC Extended Universe (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Justice League):
Adam West exemplified heroism. Kind, funny and an all around great guy. Thank you for showing us all how it’s done. @therealadamwest
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) June 10, 2017
Val Kilmer, Batman in Batman Forever:
Ah dear Adam West. He was always so kind when we met. A real gent. Once when I was a kid we found ourselves in front the batmobile. I got in
— Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) June 10, 2017
Kevin Conroy, voice of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series and more:
Goodbye my friend pic.twitter.com/VxdRwnCCSM
— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) June 10, 2017
Julie Newmar, Catwoman alongside West’s Batman in the 1960s Batman series:
— Julie Newmar (@julienewmarreal) June 11, 2017
Jim Carrey, the Riddler in Batman Forever:
When I was a kid POW BLAM Adam West was Batman! With his pal Robin and his tongue planted firmly in his cheek he brought me so much joy. ;^}
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 11, 2017
Bill Sienkiewicz, Batman comic book artist:
— Bill Sienkiewicz (@sinKEVitch) June 10, 2017
Tony Stark Mentors Peter Parker in New Spider-Man: Homecoming Featurette
The new Spider-Man seems to really depend on the help of Iron Man, aka Tony Stark, in more ways than one. The character appears in the new reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming, in part to attract a wide audience who loves the Avengers movies and in part to literally give a hand to the young Peter Parker. Watch the new video via JoBlo.com below ahead of seeing the movie on July 7.