This is any interesting bit of news that came out on Friday, I was waiting to see if it would be elaborated upon. Producer Daniel Alter, who also worked on Hitman, tweeted the following:
So not only does he confirm that Batman will be semi-retired, and not on speaking terms with Dick Grayson/Nightwing, but the new part is the use of drones.
We do know that Snyder is taking cues for his Batman vs. Superman story from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, in which Batman is an old, grizzled man who has retired from crime fighting. So this part makes sense, Warner Bros is going for a seasoned and world weary Batman. The falling out with Grayson though is tough to imagine. Batman using drones from his Batcave ? Is that why Wayne Industries had satellitesin Man of Steel? Will this touch upon real world issues? Maybe Nightwing doesn’t approve of these tactics?
We do know that Snyder and David Goyer, aren’t fully adapting the Dark Knight Returns story line, most likely going for the tone. Either way it seems like some pretty dark elements they’re dealing with here.
Batman Vs Superman is being scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Snyder. Man of Steel‘s Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman in the film along with Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will also reprise their roles in the sequel.
It is scheduled to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.