The most recent Empire Magazine include all sorts of new Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice information, putting Ben Affleck’s take on Batman under a microscope. Since he has been cast, the focus has been on the fact that Affleck will be portraying Batman in a much older capacity than any of the recent Batman movies.
Director Zack Snyder confirmed, “He has been Batman for 20 years. All the history is there. Was there a Robin? He has lost shoe near and dear to him, and not necessarily from old age of disease…”
“Initially I thought, “i’m older, it doesn’t seem like the right sort of fit for me,”” said Ben Affleck. “Then Zack pitched me his concept for this older, more broken, kind of f**ked up Batman, 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 part of his character all along, and we are tapping into that mentality when faced by something as potentially as deadly as Superman.”
W”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 ciminals 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.””
“He’s having a crisis of conscience. “Am I really just a vigilante who stalks the alleys of Gothan?”” asks Snyder. “It is rich stuff that he deals with. Ben does an amazing job.”
Touching on who fans will side with in the movie, when the battle comes to the forefront, “It’s a point of view thing. That is why Dawn of Justice is the full title. What it does is allow us to start this conversation.”
I do have to admit, when I heard this movie was going to be made, I was a bit skeptical, being that DC and Warner Bros., other than the Nolan Batman trilogy, haven’t done a whole lot of things right. With every piece of information, it has me more and more intrigued and has me in full fan mode, like when I was a kid and reading the comic books. If I could show you my BlackBerry Passport home screen, it is a picture of the new Batman. I’m THAT much a fan!!! The only thing that I have a trepidation about is the amount of other characters, besides Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and whoever will be the villain (probably more than 1 from what I can gather!). They’re trying to fit a lot of story lines into this one film and lead into Justice League Part 1 & 2. To me, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice can be a success, the bigger picture is how they take care of Justice League parts 1 & 2!
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