Batman v Superman: Ben Affleck and Zack Snyder Talk About Their Take on the Dark Knight

by Antonio Jose Chavez
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Ben Affleck and Zack Snyder go deep into what makes their version of the Dark Knight different from what we have seen so far on live action features.

At first, actor Ben Affleck didn’t find himself fitting for the role of Batman.

“Initially I thought, ‘I’m older, it doesn’t seem like the right sort of fit for me’’.

batmanHowever, as the actor states, Zack Snyder changed his view of the version they envisioned for Batman, which convinced him to portray the caped crusader.

“Then Zack pitched me his concept for this older, more broken, kind of f—d up Batman. It was something we haven’t seen. We have seen that Batman is willing to cross the line to protect people. That vigilantism has been a part of his character all along, and we are tapping into that mentality when faced by something as potentially as deadly as Superman.”

Snyder clarifies some of the points that act as a catalyst for bringing Batman against Superman.

“We want to assume that Batman has reached this point in his life and career as a superhero, and Superman represents a sort of philosophical change”.

batman-supermanSuperman arrives to Batman’s life to change it forever. Is a new era, a new chapter for this version of Batman, according to Zack Snyder.

“He is a paradigm shift for Batman: ‘I’ve been fighting criminals all my life, trying to find justice, and now I am confronted with a concept that is transcendent to me.’ In the face of Superman, a man robbing a bank doesn’t matter.”

“He’s having a crisis of conscience,” Snyder told Empire Magazine. “‘Am I really just a vigilante who stalks the alleys of Gotham?’”

Zack Snyder concluded with a nice touch, leaving fans craving for more and giving us a small insight into what connects the DC Cinematic Universe.

….is the start of a huge story arc that will span all the DC superhero films, including the upcoming Suicide Squad and Justice League.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to be released on March 25, 2016 in 3D in theaters everywhere, starring Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, also starring Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and more.

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