With the upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice recently getting plenty of attention, many are wondering how the movie will tie into the events of the previous Superman film, Man of Steel. With that in mind, Ben Affleck recently shed some light on the matter in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“One of the things I liked was Zack’s [Snyder] idea of showing accountability and the consequences of violence and seeing that there are real people in those buildings,” Affleck stated, referencing the final battle in Man of Steel that featured the destruction of buildings in Metropolis. “And in fact, one of those buildings was Bruce Wayne’s building so he knew people who died in that Black Zero event.”
Based on Affleck’s insight, it appears as though Batman’s initial issues with Superman (Henry Cavill) will be based on the fact that Superman’s fight with General Zod (Michael Shannon) killed a lot of innocent civilians, including some that worked for him.
At the same time, while some fans were disappointed by the amount of destruction that was featured in Man of Steel, Snyder stated that he was surprised that fans reacted in the way that they did.
“I was surprised because that’s the thesis of Superman for me, that you can’t just have superheroes knock around and have there be no consequences,” he explained in the interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Apart from this connection to Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will also be featuring a new role for Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). In fact, Snyder discussed just how large a role Wonder Woman would be playing in the film in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“She plays a super-important part,” the director stated. “In a lot of ways, she’s the gateway drug to the rest of the Justice League.”
Snyder’s reference to the Justice League is interesting as the series is one of the many from the DC Comics Universe that is expected to be released in the coming years. In speaking of her importance to the movie, Gadot admitted in the interview with Snyder that expectations are high.
“There are so many expectations for this character, it’s impossible not to be a little nervous about it,” she explained. “I love doing the swordplay stuff. It’s another skill to add to my collection.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to premiere in theaters on March 25, 2016.
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