Regular Zack Snyder producing partner Wesley Coller has been speaking to MLive ahead of a speech he’s set to deliver at Eastern Michigan University, and of course the topic of conversation soon drifted towards the eagerly-anticipated Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman, which is set to expand the fledgling DC Cinematic Universe with the introduction of Ben Affleck’s (Argo) Batman and Gal Gadot’s (Fast & Furious) Wonder Woman alongside Henry Cavill’s Kal-El.
“Because we’ve historically done fan favorite fare – Watchmen, we remade Dawn of the Dead – I’ve developed a pretty good perspective on this,” said Coller, when asked about the backlash against the announcement of Affleck and the next Dark Knight. “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. So nothing surprises me anymore. If anything, that gauges the relevance of a property or character, and it’s invigorating 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.”
Coller then turned to the Amazon Princess, stating that, “(My daughter’s) favorite book is this little Wonder Woman flip book. It has the lasso, the invisible plane, the bracelets – every page has an image she’s just in awe with. And something that’s become a reality, being a dad with a new daughter, is that I have a special place in my heart for the idea of a strong, empowered female superhero being out there.” And as for the chances of a solo Wonder Woman, Coller revealed that the priority right now is getting Batman vs. Superman right, “We’re super excited to have her in the film, 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.”
Batman vs. Superman is set for release on July 17th 2015 with a cast that also includes Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), and Lawrence Fishburne (Perry White).