Plenty of new details about this month’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” film have come forward today from an EW cover story about the film and the larger DC cinematic universe. With ‘Dawn’, the magazine clears up a couple of rumors and stories.
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They confirm that Jena Malone’s ‘secret character’ in the film was cut out of the theatrical version, but will be present for the extended R-rated cut which will hit with the Blu-ray release.
Dream sequences for both Batman and Superman will be laced throughout the movie, with Darkseid himself possibly even making an appearance in some way. Another will see Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen delivering a message to Batman in an ambiguous way.
Affleck says much of Bruce Wayne’s antagonism towards Superman in the new film is essentially down to projection of “his own sense of failure, his own sense of disillusionment, his own cynicism” after spending two decades protecting Gotham with nothing to really show for it.
Cavill says Superman has a very different problem: “[His] weakness is that he doesn’t want to hurt anyone. He doesn’t want to scare anyone, and in that you can take advantage of him. This is someone who is a complete amateur, and he’s facing up against someone who is very well versed in the arts of war.”
A detailed plot description posted on Reddit two months ago has been shot down as a complete fabrication by EW’s reporter Anthony Breznican who also posted a little film review which you can see below:
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) March 3, 2016
Beyond that magazine, Ben Affleck spoke with Premiere and shot down rumors that he re-wrote much of Chris Terrio’s script, saying: “Chris is a pragmatic type who writes scripts for political thrillers. Their meeting was fruitful, they managed to create the perfect hybrid. This script is great, there was not a line to change in the dialogues. And I can tell you this is rare.”
Zack Snyder spoke with WIRED and says the destruction of Metropolis is more important than the death of Zod in the overall scheme of things: “It’s important that these movies have consequences, that there is collateral damage. In Batman v Superman I wanted to show how Bruce Wayne feels when reduced to a sideline sitter. Batman is frightened by his impotence in the face of that.”
Finally, Indian censors (via DNA India have reported that the version to be screened in India will be missing on key scene of a “fleeting nude figure” following edits by the Central Board of Film Certification