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Zack Snyder on Ben Affleck as Batman

February 10th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

While speaking with the French magazine popcorn with about 300: Rise of An Empire, Zack Snyder was of course asked about his Man of Steel sequel. One of the things he was asked was if the movie is a direct adaptation of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns.

He already said it isn’t but he reiterated:

“But the comic book will influence the history of Batman Vs. Superman, on which the writer David S. Goyer and myself will work.”

Then the subject turned to the casting of  Ben Affleck as Batman. Snyder defended the choice:

“Ben brings an interesting counterweight to the performance of Henry in the role of Superman. He has the experience necessary to paint the picture of an older and more advised man than Clark Kent, who bears the scars of a seasoned vigilante while retaining the charm that Bruce Wayne deploys when present in the world.”

Batman vs. Superman (or whatever) was scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Zack Snyder, with rewrites by Chris Terrio. Snyder is directing. Man of Steel‘s Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman in the film, Ben Affleck is Bruce Wayne/Batman and Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will also reprise their roles in the sequel.

It is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6th, 2016.

Source : Popcorn Magazine (via Comic Book Therapy)

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