Director Zack Snyder is in the middle of trying to craft the comic book movie of the decade in Batman vs. Superman. While the Marvel movies are cute, there aren’t two other characters more well known or respected as Batman and Superman and we will see them meet for the first time on screen in 2016.
Until then, Snyder is trying to keep as much of his film under wraps as possible, but he did talk about the movie while out promoting his latest film 300: Rise of an Empire, which he produced but didn’t direct. The French magazine Popcorn talked with Snyder who dished some details on Ben Affleck and what the movie will be influenced by.
"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."
Snyder also said that Batman vs. Superman won’t be a direct adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns, rather it will be influenced by elements within that story.
"No. But the comic book will influence the history of Batman vs. Superman, on which the writer David S. Goyer and myself will work."
Batman vs. Superman is set to film this summer and will be hitting theaters on May 6, 2016.
H/T: Comic Book Therapy
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