BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Producer On Ben Affleck’s ‘Experienced’ Batman
Man of Steel producer Charles Roven is about to roll up his sleeves and get to work on Batman vs. Superman. Roven recently spoke with Variety about his career and some of his upcoming projects. The most high profile thing he will be doing next is obviously the movie that will introduce Ben Affleck as the new Batman. The producer gave a brief update about how far along the project is right now as well as talking about what makes Affleck the perfect fit as the new Caped Crusader.
Roven confirmed that the film will begin shooting in early February, saying Batman vs. Superman started “soft prep in June” with actual filming beginning eight months afterwards. The producer went on to talk about the seeds that were planted for the sequel in Man of Steel and how far along David Goyer and Zack Snyder are on the script:
We felt that we accomplished our goals with ‘Man of Steel.’ Our intention was to bring Superman into the 21st century with a contemporary character and a different kind of superhero than what’s out there right now.
We knew we had created a world and we had left Easter eggs in the movie that let people know that in the universe that Zack was creating, there was the possibility of other DC characters besides Clark Kent. We had a sketch of an idea, the beats of a story that David Goyer worked on with Zack. We have a first draft, and we’re continuing to work with it. Those scripts are never fully finished until the movie is in the theaters. We love the characters — we think that Ben (Affleck) is going to be a really great and interesting Batman.
He went on to talk about Ben Affleck‘s casting and how he thinks he’s the prefect fit for the more experienced Batman angle they’re going for in the film:
We wanted a guy who had a certain age and a certain gravitas to what he had done in terms of his recent work. If you take a look at ‘The Town’ and ‘Argo,’ he plays a couple of serious guys in those movies. He’s a big man. He’s also a mature man. As you see him and Henry together, one definitely has much more experience just by looking at him. That’s what we wanted, particularly juxtaposed against our Superman.
There are a lot of rumors about the film circulating now, but the only thing we know for sure is that Ben Affleck is going to be an older, grizzled, experienced Batman. That’s really all that we know for sure. We’ve got a ways to go before production starts, so hopefully we start to get some official news and maybe a picture or two before long. What do you think about Roven‘s comments?
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Source : Variety