Batman/Bruce Wayne, played by Ben Affleck, will reportedly have a compelling reason to take on Superman in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Director Zack Snyder revealed in his recent interview to Entertainment Weekly that events of 2013’s “Man of Steel” would propel Wayne to target Superman. [Warning: Spoilers ahead!]
“That’s the thesis of Superman for me, that you can’t just have superheroes knock around and have there be no consequences," Snyder said. In the concluding events of “Man of Steel,” Superman engages in a heavy battle with Zod, which creates much destruction in Metropolis. Superman develops new powers and kills Zod as the latter attempts to murder civilians. Superman also tells the government that if it wants his help, it will have to be on his terms.
According to Snyder, the events of "Man of Steel" will be a major influence on "Batman v. Superman." Affleck added that his character will be personally affected by the people who died in the Superman- Zod battle and this will reportedly make him travel to Metropolis.
“One of the things I liked was Zack’s idea of showing accountability and the consequences of violence and seeing that there are real people in those buildings. And in fact, one of those buildings was Bruce Wayne’s building so he knew people who died in that Black Zero event,” Affleck said.
The magazine also released an image of Batman engaging in what looks like a argument with Superman. Meanwhile, the main villain in the film, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), will sport two looks. In one image released by the magazine he is seen sporting long blond hair -- a very different look from what was released earlier. In March, the first look showed him in a bald avatar.
Snyder is directing the film from a screenplay by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer. Other cast members include Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. It will open March 25, 2016, in 2D, 3D, and Imax 3D.