Zack Snyder on Batman Vs Superman and Ben Affleck

News Glen Chapman
11 Feb 2014 - 07:14

Zack Snyder has been chatting about the influence of The Dark Knight Returns, and Ben Affleck’s role in Man Of Steel 2

There's already been some speculation as to how big an influence Frank Miller’s seminal The Dark Knight Returns is set to be on the upcoming Man Of Steel sequel, which we're still calling Batman Vs Superman, at least until a formal title is announced. The influence of Miller's work was hinted at by Zack Snyder previously, when he used a quote from the series to announce his plan for the follow-up to Man Of Steel.

Snyder's now said of the influence that Miller's work is having on the screenplay that he's putting together with David S Goyer and Chris Terrio that "the comic book will influence the history of Batman Vs Superman, on which the writer David S Goyer and myself will work".

Nothing overly illuminating there then. Snyder then went on to discuss how Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman will provide a nice balance against Henry Cavill’s Superman. "Ben brings an interesting counterweight to the performance of Henry in the role of Superman", he said. "He has the experience necessary to paint the picture of an older and more advised man than Clark Kent, who bears the scars of a seasoned vigilante while retaining the charm that Bruce Wayne deploys when present in the world".

Oh, and the latest title rumour for the movie? Man Of Steel: Fight Or Flight. It's one of a bunch of domans relating to the sequel that Warner Bros has registered (as noticed at Reddit). We'll believe the one when we see it, though.

The film is released on May 6th 2016.

Popcorn (via Comic Book Therapy)

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