So far we’ve been told that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will featured an older Batman who has been through the mill and has already a lot of history before we meet him.
Now Badass Digest, via Yahoo!, believe they have some for news about where Batman will be in his career in the new movie: “In this version Batman is still an urban legend, a creature of the night, and no one has ever taken his picture. But he’s had plenty of adventures, and the Batcave includes a memorial centred around a tattered Robin costume.
“In the Batman lore, the death of Robin – at the hands of The Joker no less, which could lead to a nod toward the iconic villain in Zack Snyder’s movie – is important to the character of Batman and the loneliness he feels.That in turn could serve as an important plot point as he, Henry Cavill’s Superman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman team up to create the earliest formation of the Justice League.
“I’ve heard more, but I’m wary of crossing the line into spoilers. I do quite like this little tidbit, though, because it gives us a sense of a very different Batman than we’ve ever seen in the movies. This sets Affleck’s version apart from Bale and the others easily – he’s a quieter operator, not involved in blockbuster battles but in all sorts of badass vigilantism.”
They also report that Wonder Woman has been around for sometime too and, like Batman who has been around for some 30 years – leaving Bruce Wayne in his 50s – when we meet her in the movie she’ll be established in her career already.
I love the idea of Batman being a myth, an urban legend… and, while some of this sounds off, that part really fires my imagination. But my worry is, if we establish Batman as that old, how many stories are there left to be told…
And in this video, below, does Wayne (Affleck) look in his 50s? We don’t really think so…