“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” is all about the Caped Crusader. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Henry Cavill, who plays Superman, said that the film is a way to introduce Batman.
“As far as the individual character is concerned, this is not a Superman sequel. It's an opening to 'Justice League,' and an expansion of the world that was created in 'Man of Steel',” he added.
The 2013 film “Man of Steel” ended with Superman killing warlord Zod, but in turn creating massive destruction in Metropolis. Affleck’s Batman/Bruce Wayne character will be affected by the destruction, as one of the buildings that got shattered belonged to him and he knew people who died in the Superman-Zod battle. This will make Batman travel to Metropolis in a bid to keep Superman in check.
Moreover, Affleck’s portrayal of Batman is much different from what has been previously played by other actors. Reportedly, there will be a Shakespearean side to it. “Batman is basically the American version of Hamlet. We accept that he’s played by actors with different interpretations. He’s at the end of his run and maybe the end of his life. There’s this sort of world-weariness to it,” Affleck told the website.
Affleck is reportedly thrilled about the movie and according to him the film is much different from his first superhero attempt in 2003’s “Daredevil,” which wasn’t as successful as expected. The actor will soon be promoting the film at San Diego Comic-Con, which begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.
Zack Snyder has directed the film from a screenplay by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer. Other cast members include Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are the producers and Hans Zimmer has supplied the music. The film will open March 25, 2016. It will be shown in 2D, 3D and Imax 3D.