With less than week to go until Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is released in theatres, the cast have been hard at work helping to promote what’s been labelled “the greatest gladiator match in the history of the world.”
Recently during a press junket in Los Angeles, Ben Affleck answered some questions about how his version of Batman is different from previous interpretations of the character:
“He’s gotten darker and darker and more exposed to the violence and the criminal element of that world over time. And as he descends into that world it’s made him get darker and darker.” Affleck continued, “We’re starting out where other versions kind of left off….We’re doing something different and obviously what those guys did was amazing and I have nothing but admiration for them and that’s part of the reason we felt we had to do something different so that we weren’t just trying to repeat that for audiences because they did it so well. So this is a little older, he’s a little more world weary. He’s been around the block once or twice so he’s a little wiser but he’s definitely more cynical and a little darker and more jaded.”
Affleck confirmed that we’ll see a more violent version of Batman in this movie and also elaborated on just how heavy the armoured suit was to wear:
“It’s heavy. They screw you in and you can’t get out. You have to have guys come over with drills to get you out so it’s kind of claustrophobic and a little restrictive. But it’s what you need to do if you’re going to fight Superman. You gotta go prepared.”
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as The Flash, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) as Alfred Pennyworth, Holly Hunter (The Piano) as Senator Finch, Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) as Mercy Graves, Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) as Martha Wayne, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) as Thomas Wayne, Scoot McNairy (Argo) as Wallace Keefe and Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire) and Jena Malone (Sucker Punch) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
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