Alternate Batman v Superman Cover Gives Us Another Look At Wonder Woman

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French magazine Studio Cine Live has revealed the cover for their latest issue, which features an alternate look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, alongside Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman. While the cover looks similar to the one Total Film released back in October, you can clearly see that Wonder Woman is striking a different pose in this one. You can check out the cover below.

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The magazine also contains an interesting interview with Ben Affleck, who goes into detail about his incarnation of the Caped Crusader, who is described as an older and more grizzled Bruce Wayne. Here’s what the actor had to say about that:

Usually, the films show Batman starting off, or in the prime of his career. Here, you’re dealing with an older version, a guy at the end of his journey. He’ll find meaning in his own life during his conflict with Superman. He really thinks Superman is an existential menace, and he believes destroying him will be his legacy. We also play a bit more with the billionaire playboy side of the character. He lives that life at full tilt. He courts many women, owns many cars, and parties a lot. He does that as a way to fill the void in his soul. Moreover, past incarnations dealt with a straightforward search for justice. This time, Batman’s reasoning is clouded by frustration, bitterness and anger.

Affleck also talked about the first time he got to wear the iconic Batman suit on the set of the movie, as well as how his take on the superhero differs from Christian Bale’s.

I don’t want to compete with other incarnations, nor do I want to emulate them. Those versions belong in another universe. Christopher Nolan used his Batman to tell a finite story. My version is different, but remains faithful to the Batman mythology and all the themes associated with it. The other difference is that Nolan’s Batman isn’t part of a universe where other superheroes exist as well. Here – because we’re working towards the Justice League – there’s Superman, and it’s a world populated with super beings. This situation generates an altogether new reality.

When you’re reading the script, you’re wondering how you’re going to play Batman. Then you put on the suit, you look in the mirror and you tell yourself: “There, that’s it.” The suit does all the work for you. In fact, you’re not playing Batman, but Bruce Wayne. That’s when the character becomes complicated and interesting. Batman himself is already a strong emblematic figure. It would be a mistake to overplay him.

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Source: Studio Cine Live (via Batman-News)

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.