Zack Snyder Talks Ben Affleck And BATMAN VS SUPERMAN
While doing a bit of promotion in France for 300: Rise of an Empire, director Zack Snyder abstractly spoke about Ben Affleck's Batman in the Man of Steel sequel.
Zack Snyder spoke to French outlet, Popcorn Magazine [translated via Comic Book Therapy] to promote 300: Rise of an Empire but the conversation inevitably turned to Batman vs Superman. On Ben Affleck's Caped Crusader, Snyder reiterated that the decision to hire Affleck was based on the actor's ability to accurately portray the dual role of a scarred and weary Batman once night falls and an upbeat, friendly Bruce Wayne while in the public eye. "Ben brings an interesting counterweight to the performance of Henry [Cavill's] Superman. [Affleck] has the experience necessary to paint the picture of an older and more [advanced] man than Clark Kent, [one] who bears the scars of a seasoned vigilante while [simultaneously] retaining the charm that Bruce Wayne deploys when present in the world." Snyder also reiterated to the French magazine that the film will be influenced by Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns but won't be a direct adaptation.
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Running Time: Filming in progress
Release Date: 06 May 2016 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (probable)
Starring: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Harry Lennix
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Zack Snyder (story), David S. Goyer (screenplay)
|The sequel to 2013's "Man of Steel" continues the journey of the Last Son of Krypton (Henry Cavill)as he encounters Gotham City's Dark Knight Protector, the Batman (Ben Affleck). Also confirmed to appear is Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot. Filming will occur in Detroit, MI and Chicago and Plano, Illinois. The untitled sequel, currently going by Batman vs Superman will be released on July 17, 2015 by Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) with a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight), Batman vs Superman will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2016."|
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