LMU Film School – Producer Charles Roven remarks on BvS


“The Hollywood Masters: Charles Roven”

  • Christopher Nolan is an executive producer with his wife, but involved in an advisory capacity, including the casting of Ben Affleck.
  • Amused by the reaction to Affleck’s casting.
  • Affleck’s casting motivated by having a very mature Batman, juxtaposed against a young Superman, who could carry a sense of experience, with physical stature over Superman.
  • Affleck was their first choice.
  • Snyder reached out to Affleck first, but there was a pre-existing familiarity, particularly since The Dark Knight and The Town were acclaimed at the same time (likewise for Rises and Argo).  There was a studio relationship when Affleck was attached to an earlier version of American Hustle.
  • Affleck signed after understanding Snyder’s vision, which has Wayne as a much more “social animal” and Batman is much more a “rough guy.”
  • “Wonder Woman is in it, we know that.  She has powers.  She’s a goddess.  A half- a demigod- she’s a demigod.  She- her father was Zeus.”

5 – Powers Part 3 – Speed, Flight, & Telekinesis

coverblackThis is final third part of a series where we cover those abilities, traits, and powers that set Superman part in the Man of Steel.  In this episode, we cover:

  1. Speed
  2. Flight
  3. Telescopic Vision
  4. Aging
  5. Telekinesis

While covering our topics, we will discuss and answer the following questions:

  • What distinguishes The Flash’s speed?
  • Why you can’t muscle super speed.
  • How did Superman’s space craft get to NORTHCOM?
  • How far can Superman see?
  • How do Kryptonians age?
  • What makes it likely Superman has TK?

…and more!

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4 – Powers Part 2 – Heat Vision, Super Strength, & Invulnerability

coverblackThis is part two of a three part series where we cover those abilities, traits, and powers that set Superman part in the Man of Steel. In this episode, we cover:

  1. Heat Vision
  2. Super Strength
  3. Holding Breath
  4. Invulnerability

While covering our topics, we will discuss and answer the following questions:

  • What’s a use of Heat Vision we saw in Returns which might not come back in the DCCU?
  • Heat vision refractory period?
  • How does Superman shave and why Kryptonians may be particularly susceptible to heat vision.
  • Why didn’t we see more Kryptonians lifting stuff?
  • Does Superman need to breath?
  • When did Clark figure out he was invulnerable?
  • How can Superman avoid getting his neck snapped?

…and more!

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So which football game is Clark watching?


The insights here are courtesy of Mark Dent at The Brew House. His entire analysis can be found here. As someone not particularly into sports, I still found Dent’s detective work interesting.

I came across his post while in the process of unraveling the timetable for the events starting with Zod’s ultimatum.  I don’t know whether the game is meant to be a live one diegetically, however, even a rebroadcasted game would not represent a story-breaking plot-hole.  Notable games are rebroadcast on select channels, and Dent concludes that this was a “hell of a game” perhaps worthy of rebroadcast.  The fact that CNN’s feed is shown when the breaking news interrupts is not an issue.  Branding from other channels is permissibly and often carried over for breaking news, particularly with exclusive footage.

Enough apologetics, on to Dent’s conclusion….

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How did Clark destroy the truck without being caught?

MOSAIC 17 – Doc, 7/6/15

On January 12, 2012, we received one of our first glimpses of an intriguing visual from the set of Man of Steel.

It was one of the first released materials and likely earlier in production. In the film, the final scene looks like this:

So how does Clark, in the heat of the moment, vent his frustrations on this truck, where the end result is as we see it AND Clark does not get caught in the process? Clark can’t fly yet. He doesn’t have Flash-like super-speed.  No one warned Ludlow (the truck driver) so it apparently happened quickly without anyone hearing… read more