Beard: Why do you want to be in Superman vs Batman?Written by Jim Beard | | firstname.lastname@example.org
After October 16th, you’re either going to be in Superman vs Batman or you’re not. If you are, you might be part of superhero film history – if you’re not, you might not be missing much.
The producers of the upcoming Warner Bros. film have put out a cattle call for extras in our area, one which will most likely net them more headshots and hotheads than any movie ever made. No surprise there, for the film’s already garnered an incredible amount of interest, and with good reason: flop or failure, its making comic book movie history
Incredibly, Superman and Batman, the titular heroes, have never appeared together in a live-action film. Oh, there have been individual Superman and Batman movies for decades, as you well know, but what you may not know is that Superman vs Batman marks the first time ever that Bruce and Clark will be in the same film at the same time – and it not animated. But wait! There’s more! The film also boasts other DC heroes, like Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and Aquaman, making this a legendary gathering onscreen for DC’s stable of popular characters. And that’s never been done before. If it’s successful and moviegoers and critics alike flock to it, it’s a film that anybody in their right mind should want to be part of, no matter how little face time they may get in it.
But what if it’s a flop? Marvel’s launched so many of its superheroes at the big screen you might think they have a monopoly on it, and, in fact, they’re poised to do it again and again and again over the next several years. There’s a certain magic to Marvel’s moviemaking that seems to indicate it can do no wrong – hello, Guardians of the Galaxy! Warner Bros believes it can do in one film what took Marvel more than six years to do, but with that much chutzpah, there’s a certain risk factor involved. In other words, lucky Toleodans who score a scene as an extra in Superman vs Batman may be part of the next Heaven’s Gate or Waterworld or Battlefield: Earth…and that would kind of suck.
It’s your choice, certainly, but you may want not want to invest heavily in headshots.