The latest issue of Total Film Magazine has a featured article on Batman Vs. Superman. Affleck has talked about directing a solo Batman movie; it's revealed the script was changed to accomodate Jesse Eisenberg; Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder have talked about Wonder Woman, and now we learn the timeframe of the movie compared to Man of Steel as well as a related prologue scene.
The magazine article reveals that Batman Vs. Superman takes place 18-24 months following Man of Steel. Cavill and Affleck both talk about the trailer scene which features Bruce Wayne running to save people admist the battle between Superman and Zod - described as being from "Wayne's-eye-view perspective."
Cavill offers: "What happens there is one of Bruce’s buildings gets destroyed and he’s trying to save all the people inside the building and he can’t. So he is this angry person who fears what Superman may do. Why are they just going to trust this super-powered alien? What if he does decide to turn against us?"
Ben Affleck adds: "One of the interesting things about Batman is he functions in some ways as an antagonist: you have to remember, this is Batman versus Superman. He’s found himself in a place of harboring a tremendous amount of rage for Superman. So it’s how he got there, and what that’s done to him, and what that’s done to people around him like Alfred, who are, I think, very scared and worried for him. It’s something that’s interesting and new."
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
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