After the controversial Aug. 22 announcement that Ben Affleck had been cast in the role of the Caped Crusader in the planned “Batman vs. Superman” film, talk quickly turned to the details of the movie’s plot.
It had already been revealed that the sequel to this year’s smash hit “Man of Steel” would see the two superheroes going head to head against each other. But Kevin Tsujihara, CEO of the Warner Bros. unit of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), has offered a very limited peek into Batman’s physical and mental state in the flick.
During the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference Thursday, Tsujihara revealed that Affleck’s Batman would be “tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for awhile,” according to Variety. Tsujihara also praised Affleck’s casting in the film, saying the actor “is perfect for the vision Zack [Snyder, the director] has for that character” -- knocking the complaints of many fans over the casting choice.
The “Man of Steel” sequel is currently scheduled to be released July 17, 2015. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane have already been announced as returning members of the “Man of Steel” cast. Shooting of the film is expected to begin around the start of next year, and Larry Fong recently signed on as director of photography, Metro reported.