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‘Man of Steel’ Producer Talks ‘Batfleck’ and Wonder Woman Solo Movie

What it lacks in an official title, the Man of Steel sequel more than makes up for in its sheer number of superheroes. Director Zack Snyder’s upcoming Warner Bros. film features Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, and possibly more — but even that all-star roster isn’t without some detractors.

Specifically, Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman took many fans by surprise — and not necessarily in a good way. But producer Wesley Coller says the Batfleck backlash was hardly unexpected.

“Anything you do that’s culturally significant, or any time you deal with an iconic character or story, you’re going to hear responses from every possible perspective,” the frequent Snyder collaborator told “So nothing surprises me anymore. If anything, that gauges the relevance of a property or character, and it’s reinvigorating to know people care that much. It inspires you to make the coolest version of the movie that you can. Ben is the perfect fit for Zack’s vision for this story.”

Affleck’s Batman is joined by Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. The Fast and Furious actress was cast as the Amazon warrior earlier this month, signaling that Warner Bros. is finally ready to give the DC Comics icon her due on the big-screen — but not in a film all her own.

“We’re super-excited to have her in the film,” said Coller, “it will be a ton of fun, but at the same time, we’ve got to stay focused on the film we’re working on now.”

Also starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Lawrence Fishburne and Diane Lane, the Man of Steel sequel flies into theaters on July 17, 2015.


  • BoilingMan

    Gal Gadot better workout like crazy to look like a Fitness Model in order to pass off as an Amazon Warrior.

  • DaviD Miller

    Wonder Woman?
    I thought she was going to do Olive Oil.