More exciting footage of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie is on the way for fans to enjoy. Although the release of the highly anticipated film is still a handful of months away, producer Charles Roven recently told Collider that fans can expect the footage to be released before the new year arrives.
“Honestly, you’re going be seeing something very soon,” he stated in the interview. “I don’t know how you define soon but certainly before the end of they year, how about that?”
At the same time, Roven, who is working alongside director Zack Snyder in the film, also addressed the introduction of new superheroes into the DC Cinematic Universe. In particular, the producer and president of Atlas Entertainment revealed that the characters included in the movie are meant to be relatable to the audience.
“I mean, one of the great things about dealing with superheroes in general, at least from our standpoint, is they’re both inspirational and aspirational characters, so you’re hoping that the audience is gonna want to be like some of them but you’re also hoping that the audience can relate to some of them… That if we make their stories compelling and relatable, interesting and emotional, that you’re going to really want to spend more time with them.”
This introduction to actual superheroes within Batman’s world is an interesting development, especially considering that the Dark Knight trilogy did not include any humans with superhuman powers. With that in mind, Roven went on the state that they are still going to try and keep the film grounded in terms of its new superheroes and villains.
“We tried [to make it all feel real] when we brought it here, when Zod came here, we wanted to make sure that we followed that. We actually talked about what would that technology translate to here. And I think you’ll see in Batman v Superman we stayed true to that, we were attempting to stay true to that,” he revealed. “How are things affecting Superman here, Batman is still human, he’s not Meta, he’s just a human, Wonder Woman is Meta, if you will, although some might think that she’s a God.”
Meanwhile, with so many villains and superheroes being included in the film, many people have expressed some concern that there will be too many characters in the movie. In regards to the potential of an overcrowded film, Roven assured fans that the movie will remain focused on its two main heroes in Superman and Batman.
“I don’t think that’s an issue for this film at all,” he explained. “… so there’s a reason it’s called Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and not Dawn of Justice: Batman v Superman. So you’re gonna invest mostly in Batman v Superman and I think that you’ll find other characters in there that you hopefully will want to see more of.”
Exactly how the movie will blend its superheroes, like Superman and Wonder Woman, with regular but gifted humans like Batman will be interesting to see. Even more, how the film plans to make these characters more relatable to a general audience will also be an intriguing aspect of the movie.
Hopefully, whatever new footage that is set to be released in the coming months will shed a little more light on what fans can expect to see unfold in the film. Either way, with the movie still a ways off from its premiere, any new footage will undoubtedly be welcomed by fans.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg, and Gal Gadot is set to hit theaters on March 25, 2016.
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