Aside from the DC Trinity of Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman, there will be cameos of the other Justice League members in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But given how uneasy Bruce Wayne becomes about the existence of Superman prior to their brawl, how will he react to the existence of other metahumans in his rapidly expanding universe? Ben Affleck addressed this very issue in a conversation with Entertainment Weekly.
“The idea that there are more [metahumans], that’s hopeful and also terrifying to him. Because then they could make humans even more powerless—or they could serve on our side.”
Bear in mind that, when Batman v Superman begins, Batman isn’t exactly new to the job. He’s suffered losses, and he’s essentially playing the role of the disenchanted veteran who wonders whether or not he was fighting a losing war all along. This factors into his fight with the Caped Crusader in a major way. Says Affleck:
“He’s projecting his own sense of failure, his own sense of disillusionment, his own cynicism onto Superman.”
Of course, the aforementioned losses that Batman has suffered will largely revolve around the Robin suit seen in the trailers, which has already sparked numerous fan theories. Geoff Johns, who has been consulting on DC’s upcoming films, says that we’ll be learning more about this in the films to come.
“We’ll be exploring that. No one says specifically the name of which Robin that is.”
Many have wondered if we won’t be seeing into Batman’s past when his own standalone film rolls around, but Ben Affleck has nothing to say on this matter as of yet. The full concept for that film is still being developed, and Affleck’s mind is currently elsewhere.
“It’s in development, and right now I’m really focused on finishing Live By Night [an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Gone Baby Gone]. That’s where my focus is, and I tend to be a one movie at a time guy. So, when I’m finished with this movie, I’ll then focus on my next movie and figure out what that will be.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice releases on March 25. Also look for Batman in Suicide Squad, releasing on August 5.
Source: Entertainment Weekly