'Superman Vs. Batman' Gains 'Watchmen' Cinematographer


by Brett White

According to Super Hero Hype, director Zack Snyder will be reuniting with an old friend for the still-untitled "Man of Steel" sequel. It looks like Larry Fong, cinematographer on previous Snyder films "300," "Watchmen," and "Sucker Punch," will once again turn his eye towards superheroes with 2015's Superman and Batman slug-and/or-hugfest.

This marks one of the first major changes for the sequel, considering that both "Man of Steel's" director (Snyder) and screenwriter (David Goyer) are back for more. Fong, who also acted as director of photography for J.J. Abrams' "Super 8" and this summer's big surprise hit "Now You See Me," replaces "Man of Steel" cinematographer Amir Mokri. Mokri is currently working on "Transformers: Age of Extinction," which could be taking up the bulk of his schedule at the moment.

Whatever your thoughts on "Watchmen," you have to admit that it did look really really good. This could be a big plus for "Superman vs. Batman," and hopefully signals that the film will evolve a bit past "Man of Steel's" muted, blue-gray palette.

With the film slated for release on July 17th, 2015, production has started ramping up on the sequel. The film has secured Detroit as a filming location and possibly locked in composer Hans Zimmer to once again return to the DC Universe. They've even cast their Batman—he's Ben Affleck, as if you haven't heard the news already.

Updates are coming fast and furious for this film, and hopefully one of those updates will include the film's actual name!

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