With less than a month to go before “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” hits the movie screens, its stars Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman) and Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne/Batman), as well as director Zack Snyder, are revealing more and more details about the long-awaited superhero film.
Speaking to E! News from the Oscars red carpet, Cavill, who said that he has already seen “Batman v Superman” twice, gave a personal review of the film, calling it “epic,” “thrilling,” and “visually spectacular.”
Meanwhile, in an interview with USA Today, Affleck revealed that in the film, Superman’s presence will force Batman to question the point of his mission. “He’s confronted with a question of what is the point of his mission when he has to face the fact that there is a Superman alive in the world,” Affleck shared. “The philanthropist playboy [is] another way to feed the hole that he feels of emptiness inside him, just as much as going out and fighting bad guys at night.”
Though the Dark Knight is often the one in the spotlight in the comic books and in the “Batman” films, in “Dawn of Justice,” the iconic superhero’s civilian identity will be portrayed as being just as cool as the Caped Crusader.
Snyder, who helmed “Man of Steel” (2013) and “Dawn of Justice,” and is set to direct the upcoming Justice League live action films, admits that he is a fan of Affleck’s portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman. Addressing concerns that some “Batman” fans may not find Affleck suitable for the role, the director told Bloomberg, “I think Ben is a pretty good Batman.”
He spoke specifically about how Affleck’s physical appearance and presence perfectly fit that of the fictional DC superhero. “I never liked a small Batman,” he said. “Ben’s all of 6-foot-4, and in the boots, he’s like 6-foot-6.”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is in theaters on March 25.