We’re now less than two weeks away from the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the excitement regarding the blockbuster continues to rise as the days and hours whittle down until it hits cinemas.
As you’d expect, the cast and crew for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are currently doing the promotional rounds for the film. This includes Ben Affleck, who will portray Batman/Bruce Wayne in the Man Of Steel sequel, and the actor has now been discussing the opening scene for the film.
And Ben Affleck has insisted that Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’s opening scene is very much reminiscent of a horror film, and it plays out in a way that’s a “far cry” from where the Adam West Batman television series started the franchise back in the 1960s.
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“It’s like out of Se7en or Aliens or something, which is a really different vibe,” Affleck explained to the LA Times. “My son still watches the Adam West Batman [TV series]. It’s a far cry from where it started.”
Speaking about how Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice builds to the fight that its title alludes to, Ben Affleck continued, “Put it this way: It takes an hour of storytelling to make it plausible. You don’t just ring the bell at the beginning and they go out and start fighting like Alien vs. Predator. Have you seen the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots toy with me and [Henry Cavill], where we just pummel each other?… We should have done that movie. Just a three-minute short.”
Meanwhile, Christian Bale, who previously starred as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises), has insisted that he can’t wait for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
In fact, according to Comic Book Movie, Christian Bale admitted that he’s been watching the trailers for the film repeatedly with his son. “I think it looks great,” Christian Bale continued. “My little boy really likes watching the trailers online. I think they’ve done a bloody good job. I don’t know that I’ll go see it in the movie theaters, but I’ll certainly see it.”
Ben Affleck also explained to the LA Times that the success of the DC Cinematic Universe doesn’t really rely on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. That’s because the studio already owns the “underexploited” properties and will continue to make films that revolve around them in the future.
“Look, in the broad sense, from a long-term portfolio perspective, Warner Bros. has already won,” Affleck remarked. “They own this vast underexploited [intellectual property] that is DC. They’re going to make all these movies regardless. Will every DC movie be great and be successful? No. Would it be good if BvS works for them? Yes, obviously. But if any one of the movies doesn’t work, it doesn’t mean it all goes away. Green Lantern didn’t work, and Green Lantern is going to come back and work for them.”
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Affleck continued, “Zack spent two years of his life on this movie, and we put in months and months. We are truly, deeply invested in this movie. We want the movie to be good. We want to be proud of it. I want to make a movie that my kids think is cool. It’s not just us punching the corporate clock. You know, you get up at 5 and go to work at 6 in the morning and put on the suit. It’s not particularly fun and sexy to roll around in a rubber suit fighting a stunt guy.”
We’ll see if that’s the case when Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is released on March 25, 2016.
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