Ever since the announcement that Ben Affleck would portray Batman in the upcoming (okay, it’s not being released until 2016) presumed blockbuster “Batman v. Superman – Dawn Of Justice,” the world of comic book geekdom has been on fire.
Of course, the movie is being filmed right here in Detroit and this week the cast and crew have been filming downtown, so we asked listeners to call in if they’ve had any involvement with the film.
After fielding a call from a listener who was an extra in the movie and had been on set the previous day, Jamie Samuelsen — who was filling in for the vacationing Stoney — said “being an extra in a movie is on my bucket list.” More on that in a bit.
Actor Jason Momoa has been seen around town and is rumored to play Aquaman in the film. Jamie, Sara and I were wondering why you would want Aquaman in a movie with Superman and Batman. I mean, what’s he gonna do to fight off either of them? Fling perch at them when they’re not looking?
We quickly learned that you do not talk crap about Arthur Curry, a.k.a. The King Of The Seven Seas, especially when your next caller is none other than the director of the film, Zack Snyder. He said, ““I don’t want to give anything away about the movie, but Aquaman has some cool abilities”, he followed that up with, “Not to say he’s in my movie or anything like that. But he has the potential to be badass. That’s all I’m saying.”
Well, that’s the one that set the Twitter-verse and entertainment media sites ablaze. Did Zack Snyder — in a roundabout way — just confirm that Aquaman will indeed be in the movie? Sure sounds like it. USA Today, LA Times, Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, Yahoo, NY Daily News, MTV.com and many, many more sites picked up the story.
But the big question remains unanswered: will Jamie Samuelsen appear in Batman v. Superman? Zack Snyder did say, upon learning of Jamie’s bucket list entry, “get ahold of production and I’ll get you in.”
It’s either a blow off or Entertainment Weekly may soon have to revisit 97.1 The Ticket.
Zack, don’t be a stranger.