Zack Snyder Talks Affleck, Batman Influence

Filmmaker Zack Snyder tells French film publication Popcorn Magazine that the influence of Frank Miller’s seminal comic book miniseries “The Dark Knight Returns” will be felt in his upcoming “Batman vs. Superman” project at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Asked directly about that specific comic, Snyder says: “The comic book will influence the history of Batman vs. Superman, on which the writer David S. Goyer and myself will work.”

Snyder also spoke about casting Ben Affleck as an older Bruce Wayne/Batman: “Ben brings an interesting counterweight to the performance of Henry (Cavill) in the role of Superman. 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.”

Filming begins in Detroit this spring.

Source: Comic Book