With reactions ranging from elation to reserved optimism to textbook insanity, many fans have been quick to dismiss Affleck's acting ability as unfit to portray the brooding Batman. The doubt cast was not relieved by the announcement of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. However, with production beginning in Michigan early last month, it seems things are taking shape.
In what is hoped to be the first of many, details on what we can expect from Ben Affleck's Batman was recently let slip by his personal trainer and nutritionist, Rehan Jalali. Despite many fans' disappointment at the lack of any new information during last week's BATMAN 75th Anniversary Celebration, it appears new information has surfaced that may tide some fans over.
While Affleck has endured a great amount of flack and faced scrutiny for his love of all things round and cheese covered, his trainer, Rehan Jalali has brought us much needed piece of mind, as well as some answers detailing their plans for Affleck's physique.
About the subject, Jalali tweeted the following:
He also offers a minor update as to how Affleck is coming along:
Snyder’s sequel to Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and reunites “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.
The new film is currently being written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
The film is set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.