There might as well be a Bat-signal in our office, because every time we switch the lights on, we get a new look at Batman. Which is a fancy of way seeing that we get easily scared by our own movie posters. There’s been a steady stream of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of The Juggalos this week, and now we’ve got even more info about the upcoming film. First off, a bunch of new images, straight from Empire:
Speaking to the magazine, Ben Affleck confirmed that his Batman was indeed an older vigilante, with the original pitch from Snyder being for an older, “more broken, kind of fucked up” Batman. That idea is what originally drew Affleck to the role, while the concept of the arrival of Superman also being a game-changer in that world, also being appealing:
“It was something we haven’t seen. We have seen that Batman is willing to cross the line to protect people. That vigilantism has been a part of his character all along, and we are tapping into that mentality when faced by something as potentially as deadly a Superman.”
“We want to assume that Batman has reached this point in his life and career as a superhero, and Superman represents a sort of philosophical change. He is a paradigm shift for Batman: ‘I’ve been fighting criminals all my life, trying to find justice, and now I am confronted with a concept that is transcendent to me.’ In the face of Superman, a man robbing a bank doesn’t matter.”
Batman won’t just be clashing with Superman however, as he’ll also be popping up in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, as the caped crusader is responsible for incarcerating every member of that team.
Beyond that however, director Zack Snyder told Empire that this whole DC film universe began with the idea for Justice League:
“What we are doing is ground up all the way. It is one giant story. The first thing we had was the Justice League concept. The other movies, in a way, have to support that. That is our Wonder Woman, our Aquaman. They have their own creative concepts that supports them, but they do serve Justice League in the coming together of those heroes.
I want all the other directors of the other films to be able to stretch their legs and do what they want, but at the same time there is a big interconnected universe. I have given everyone amazing access to our story, to me, and what we are doing. All the films have like minded conceptual jumping on points.”
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is out in March next year.
Last Updated: July 30, 2015