During a recent interview with USA Today, director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, and Ben Affleck discussed the upcoming release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Snyder on what boils Batman’s blood: “You can see the idea of the innocent being victimized by whatever they are, aliens, he doesn’t know — that’s the thing that really boils his blood, as you can imagine it would. Suddenly the innocent children of the world are all of us.”
Affleck on how his version of Batman was becoming burnt out: “[He’s] a guy who had been through that experience already for many years and was kind of burnt out and asking himself what the point of it all was and going through an existential crisis.”
Affleck on the challenge of playing Batman and Bruce Wayne: “Batman is covered up by a suit and sometimes a car and sometimes a lot of vehicles and weapons, whereas Bruce Wayne is much more naked — it’s just you and a suit of clothes. You can’t really play Batman because Batman is different things to different people. We project our own things onto the mythology of what Batman is, and he has to be able to be projected upon. With Bruce Wayne, you have to bring something distinct and new and different.”
Cavill on how Superman could easily take out Batman if he wanted to: “He can sure as hell take Batman out if he wants to, and Batman takes advantage of that. He’s not going to go all-out against the kids because he’ll end up smashing people around. It’s the idea of still wanting to have fun but no one gets hurt, so you’re being careful about where your knees and elbows are going. That’s what Clark is for me, but Superman is far more relaxed. Superman is dad just being dad at home.”