Superhero season has dawned and with Marvel and DC movies lined up this year, each studio is trying to be as interesting as possible.
Inside DC’s fence, expectations are high with “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” One reason is that the massive film will basically be the foundation of the long-term plans of the comic book studio. Backed by Warner Bros., the movie is prospected to lure back old fans who have lost interest or attract new followers.
It is also a bit riskier given that among all the main players in the movie, aside from Superman/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), DC will debut their new characters in a very complicated story of hero vs. hero. While fans can give a little bit of leeway to Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as the new Batman is an entirely different story.
Affleck acknowledged the pressure saying “I think there is a ton of pressure on it. I mean I would be b********* you to say there isn’t.” In the course of the character’s history, Batman is a well-loved superhero, and diehard fans of the character have been meticulous in grilling on actors tapped to portray the character.
It is also no secret that on top of Affleck’s accolade as an actor, he is also an award winning director. During the Academy Award winning actor’s interview with USA Today, he was pressed on his future plans in helming a superhero themed project.
“I’ll just say going through the process, I would never have imagined that I could or would direct a movie like this,” the 43-year-old revealed.
“And in working with (‘Batman v Superman’ director Zack Snyder) and seeing what he did and watching him every day, I got really inspired by that and by seeing the scope on which he was telling the story, by seeing what he was able to do with this kind of mythic story on a grand scale,” he added. Fortunately that is not a definite “no,” so the possibility is still there.
Catch Ben Affleck as Batman on March 25 when “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” hits theaters.