‘Batman v Superman’: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill Reveal Plot Details

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice
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Henry Cavill has spilled the beans on why his character, Superman, is at war with Ben Affleck’s Batman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Cavill, in an interview with Total Film, has revealed the dynamics of the conflict — which has been hinted at in the trailers for the movie, in which Batman’s alter ego Bruce Wayne is attempting to escape the destruction of Metropolis. The British actor explains that the movie contains an entire “prologue” in the sequence, which includes the destruction of the Wayne Financial Building.

“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,” Cavill said. “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?”

Warner Bros. will release the film on March 25. For his part, Affleck elaborated on why his Batman has gone after Superman.

“He’s found himself in a place of harboring a tremendous amount of rage for Superman,” Affleck said. “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.”

Affleck also commented on the possibility of directing a solo Batman movie — a scenario that emerged in July —  after writing the script with Geoff Johns.

“If I could make it work, yeah, obviously that would be like a dream,” he told the magazine. “The trick is, as to any movie, is to make sure that you – if you’re going to direct it – that you can make it good. You’ve got to have the right idea and the right take on it… Broadly speaking, it’s something I’d be open to, for sure. It’s a very exciting idea.”

In “Batman v Superman,” with DC superheroes at war with one another, a new threat arises and puts mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Zack Snyder directed from a script by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer. Producers are Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder.

The film also stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel.” Jesse Eisenberg stars as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons stars as Alfred and Holly Hunter will play a role newly created for the film. Jason Momoa will appear as Aquaman.

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  1. Danny says:

    If they do what x man did with these days of future past and go over the top with it use the crossovers show the old batman young batman robin night wing everything and not being scared it’ll be great

  2. justin massler says:

    What morons! They made a Lex Luthor version of Chris Kingsley. Chris Kingsley is like a supervillain version of Mark Zuckerberg in real life. He has an actual real LexCorps which the public company Firespring is a front for. Now Kingsley knows they made him into Lex Luthor in their movie and will probably come after them if he hasn’t already and their strategy is to keep quiet about it?

  3. Bill B. says:

    Cavill is such a stiff in this role. I so wish that they had chosen someone else, but I’ll have to wait for the next re-boot in say about 5 or 6 years.

  4. Jalen Heffner says:

    Aye guys yall forgot Ezra Miller (A.K.A The Flash) but it’s not confirmed if he will be dressed as the speedster he might just in his detective suit as Barry Allen

  5. Jacques Strappe says:

    Lemme guess….Batman was sleeping with Superman’s nanny? Or Superman learned of Batman’s kinsfolk owning slaves?

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