Geek Bites: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer, New Batman Suit, and 'Days of Future Past' Director Commentary

Geek Bites: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer, New Batman Suit, and 'Days of Future Past' Director Commentary

Oct 30, 2013

Wolverine Days of Future Past
 
It's a good time to be a geek if this week's movie news is any indication -- and the hits just keep coming today.
 
We kick off today's roundup of all things geek with director Bryan Singer providing his director's commentary for the X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer. Yes, we now live in an age where we get trailers for trailers and director's commentary for previews. Al Gore's dream for the Internet has been fully realized!
 
Singer offers up lots of observations about his trailer, but the one that seemed most interesting to me was his addressing of the fact that Wolverine has some grey hair in the clip. Wolverine doesn't really age like normal, so it's odd to see him sporting some salt and pepper in his mane. Singer explains his rationale as follows:
 
"The grey in the hair is something I took from X-Men Days of Future Past, it’s a look in the comic. I liked it, even though he hasn’t really aged physically it’s something that shows how tough things have gotten in the future, and brought that out in him and given him a little more world-weariness."
 
Check out more of Singer's observations over at Empire.
 
Our next tidbit is double geeky, since it not only includes Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man sequel, but also features a hidden message in Middle-earth's Elvish. All this needs is some Klingon and it would make the old geek meter explode...
 
Webb used Tolkien's language to reveal that fans who head to the theater to catch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug this December will be treated to a brand new trailer for Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Like The Hobbit, the Spidey footage will also be in 3D -- but speculation is that those seeing the film in traditional 2D will also see the clip as well.
 
This marks the first official trailer for the sequel, which is due in theaters on May 2, 2014. [via /Film]
 
Finally, we wrap things up with some rumors about the Dark Knight's costume in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman.
 
The Internet is buzzing with the unconfirmed news that the design team on Zack Snyder's upcoming film is looking for inspiration for a new Batsuit -- and that they've found a look for the cowl in the 2011 graphic novel Batman Noel. Cinemablend reports that the team also considered the look of Batman in the recent video game Injustice: Gods Among Us, but ultimately decided it was too similar to the Nolan incarnation of the character.
 
You can check out a shot of the cowl below, but before you geek out (or rage) remember that this is simply a rumor at this point and there are likely to be many changes before the film goes in front of cameras.
 
Batman Noel

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