It’s a battle almost as big as Batman versus Superman — which version of The Dark Knight will be better? Zack Snyder‘s glowering, gritty version or Christopher Nolan‘s reality-based take? We’ll see in a few months when “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” opens, but maybe the real answer is that they’ll simply be different. Certainly, Ben Affleck notes that his Batman is in a world completely different than what Nolan conjured.
“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 actor told French magazine Studio Ciné Live (via Yahoo). “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.”
That’s certainly very true. While Nolan’s Batman had to deal with supervillains, they were all based in some kind of real-world construct, and he never had to deal with the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, or Doomsday. And Affleck will have different notes to play than Christian Bale entering ‘Batman v Superman,’ as his Bruce Wayne deals with a personal connection to the events of “Man Of Steel.”
So, some things to ponder over as you look at these new images from the movie from EW. “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” opens on March 25, 2016.