Speaking with USA Today, director Zack Snyder has revealed some new details about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
He says they were in no rush to introduce a new Batman after they finished Man of Steel, but the direction that the story naturally took was an organic fit for the Caped Crusader. He says that Superman will continue to grow as a character as he begins to interact with other superheroes, and Batman seemed like a natural choice. Snyder reiterates that this will be an older and more road-weary version of Batman, which means he’ll be different than what we’ve seen before, and closer to what he was like in Frank Miller’s graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns.
Since the letter ‘v’ is in the title, don’t expect Batman and Superman to get along when they first meet. This is a no brainer, but Zack Snyder says this won’t be a straightforward ‘versus’ movie either. Expect to see their relationship evolve over the course of the film, and they’ll obviously join forces sometime before the Justice League movie arrives in 2017 or 2018. Syder has also confirmed rumours that relatively unknown stage actor Ray Fisher will be playing the heroic Cyborg in the film, joining a roster of supporting DC icons that already includes Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has already begun filming, and will save the day in theatres on May 6, 2016. Make sure you watch our exclusive interview with the film’s producer Michael Uslan by clicking here.
There’s also a cool new image of Superman standing in what looks like Gotham City:
Source: USA Today