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.

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By Mark Julian - 2/9/2014
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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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SageMode - 2/9/2014, 11:07 AM
BaneSmash - 2/9/2014, 11:09 AM
[frick] I need to see the [frick]en suit already!!!! Give us something WB.
Pasto - 2/9/2014, 11:09 AM
Film of 2016.
BaneSmash - 2/9/2014, 11:09 AM
There he goes again! Sage get a life dude..........
batcheeks8 - 2/9/2014, 11:11 AM
Looking forward to Ben's Bruce, should be a walk in the park for him.
ALegendaryPanda - 2/9/2014, 11:12 AM
Lol Sage is such a pathetic douche
TheMexicanSuperman - 2/9/2014, 11:13 AM
@ Pasto, I didn't know you were Nomis...
ManCalledSting - 2/9/2014, 11:13 AM
Sounds good to me. Affleck has grown into a great actor, and a great director. I hope they have him direct solo Batman movies. Man of Steel was the star, and this will be the continuation of an epic story, and a great universe.
BaneSmash - 2/9/2014, 11:13 AM
Pathetic indeed..........
BaneSmash - 2/9/2014, 11:14 AM
@Mexican - what does your avatar say?
Timestampede - 2/9/2014, 11:14 AM
Can't wait for pics and at the very least a trailer. Even the worst Comic Book movies are still Comic book movies...
ChrisEl - 2/9/2014, 11:15 AM
Frank Miller? You know what, frick you Zac Snyder. frick you! You have no idea who Superman is.
BaneSmash - 2/9/2014, 11:17 AM
Good morning to you too grif! Still morning here in beautiful Cali.
mbembet - 2/9/2014, 11:17 AM
awesome i can't wait to see ben affleck to kick man of shit asses
GliderMan - 2/9/2014, 11:18 AM
No Wonder Woman
valeriesghost - 2/9/2014, 11:18 AM
^^^ says the guy with the Man of Steel avatar
Namor - 2/9/2014, 11:18 AM
I'm excited for Bens portrayal of the Dark Knight.
GodzillaKart - 2/9/2014, 11:20 AM
Just rewatched 300 to see if it was as bad as I remembered. It was.
cld247 - 2/9/2014, 11:21 AM
@Sage LMFAO!!!!! Wow really dude!!!! You are so [frick]ing pathetic douche bag.... Get a [frick]ing life troll! Go suck marvel's Dick some more,your so good at it. I can't [frick]ing wait for this movie I'm so excited. Great find Mark!
BaneSmash - 2/9/2014, 11:21 AM
Man of shit ............. Pat yourself in the back for being so creative 😐
Moohika - 2/9/2014, 11:22 AM
Show me the suit!
Marvel1997 - 2/9/2014, 11:24 AM
As dissapointing MOS I really hope this movie delivers.. Looking foward to this so don't let this slide Snyder..
Marvel1997 - 2/9/2014, 11:25 AM
Was******
Tymminator - 2/9/2014, 11:25 AM
I wanna see the suit and the car.
DukeAcureds - 2/9/2014, 11:25 AM
YesYesYes!!!
Bring it Snyder! Bring the Batfleck!!!
Seriously, this is gonna be really good. Affleck is perfect, in every way, despite the comedic shock-value of the initial announcement.
And Dark Knight Returns!!! YesYesYes!!!!
marvel72 - 2/9/2014, 11:27 AM
we'll have to wait see if snyder can deliver the goods,watchmen ultimate cut is still his best movie.

1st watchmen ultimate cut
2nd man of steel
3rd 300

he's other movies ain't all that to be honest.
Marvel1997 - 2/9/2014, 11:27 AM
And get rid of that [fricking] grey filter this time
McNyagano - 2/9/2014, 11:28 AM
LOL Supes is gonna get a beating from Batman ;) Can't wait for this flick!
Comedian03 - 2/9/2014, 11:29 AM
The only casting for this movie so far, that I'm not into, is Gal as Wonder Woman, I don't hate the decision, I'm just unsure about it.

I think the reason for all these haters is because they lack any kind of imagination. They're the same people who are always yammering on about Cranston or Billy Zane, wanting Michael Fassbender or Chris Pine for every CBM role imaginable. Open up your minds people.
BaneSmash - 2/9/2014, 11:29 AM
I bet if Sage was dying of cancer his make a wish would be to suck Kevin Feige dry and get up and close to his salad bowl ................. 😉
cld247 - 2/9/2014, 11:31 AM
Show us the [frick]ing suit already! Damnit! WB! You [frick]ing owe us that much! Please!
Marvel1997 - 2/9/2014, 11:31 AM
@McNya- Bats better have some next level tech/weapons if he plans on stomping this kryptonian...
Dildonis - 2/9/2014, 11:32 AM
So, female Robin and then Brainiac. Okay-doke
Marvel1997 - 2/9/2014, 11:33 AM
If Wonder Woman us having a fight scene in this movie why could it be?
GodzillaKart - 2/9/2014, 11:33 AM
To date, IMO, Snyder has exactly two good films: Watchmen and Dawn of the Dead.
Interestein - 2/9/2014, 11:33 AM
He's going to be the best Batman yet, if you're still doubting it, I don't know why you would be, the guy's got talent.
Marvel1997 - 2/9/2014, 11:33 AM
Is*****
Optimus83 - 2/9/2014, 11:34 AM
Cool. ...Batman vs. Superman
Interestein - 2/9/2014, 11:34 AM
By influenced by TDKR, I think he means Batmans moral stand point, and possibly a fight between the two characters.
TheDarkKnightofSteel - 2/9/2014, 11:34 AM
WAIT...Hold On Snyder

Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns did not feature Lex or Lois or any other character from the Superman comics.But on BvsS Lex,Lois etc. are all in.So did he meant that only the Batman will be based on Miller's take or the whole movie?

By the way,it better be and feel like a MOS sequel.A Superman sequel based on a Batman-centric comic book?I think Snyder/WB is [frick]ing with us!
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