More tidbits about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Here are some excerpts from the interview:

Before the comic Con trailer Zack Snyder explained the new take on the cowled hero, “We are playing him 45 or 46. He has been Batman for 20 years. All the history is there. Was there a Robin at one time? Possibly. He has lost those near and dear to him, and not necessarily from old age of disease…”

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And Ben Affleck explained how he was brought onto the project, “Initially I thought, ‘I’m older, it doesn’t seem like the right sort of fit for me.’ Then Zack pitched me his concept for this older, more broken, kind of f**ked up Batman. It was something we haven’t seen. We have seen that Batman is willing to cross the line to protect people. That vigilantism has been a part of his character all along, and we are tapping into that mentality when faced by something as potentially as deadly a Superman.”

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Zack Snyder went on to explain the deeper themes of the upcoming film, “We want to assume that Batman has reached this point in his life and career as a superhero, and Superman represents a sort of philisophical change. He is a paradigm shift for Batman: ‘I’ve been fighting criminals all my life, trying to find justice, and now I am confronted with a concept that is transcendent to me.’ In the face of Superman, a man robbing a bank doesn’t matter. He’s having a crisis of conscience. ‘Am I really just a vigilante who stalks the alleys of Gotham?’ It is rich stuff that he deals with. Ben does an amazing job.”

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“It’s a point of view thing. That is why Dawn of Justice is the full title. What it does is allow us to start this conversation.” 

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