Batman vs Superman director Zack Snyder reveals how Batman became a part of the Man of Steel sequel and that he really wants to put the new Batsuit image online but unfortunately can't.
In a recent interview with Forbes, Snyder shared his excitement over the eagerly awaited superhero film featuring iconic characters Batman and Superman together. He also talked about when fans might be able to see the new Batsuit.
"Even just Batman and Superman standing next to each other...it's kind of epic. You do sort of sense the weight of the pop culture iconography jumping out of its skin when you're standing there looking at the two of them and Wonder Woman."
He noted that he has the "first photo," though it's not clear if he is referring to a photo of Affleck as Batman alongside Cavill's Superman and Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot or just an individual shot, reports Enstars.
"I've got it in my archive because I was like, 'Okay, I better keep this, it's gonna be worth something!'" he said.
Fans who are eager to see the new Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman costumes might have to wait slightly longer as the director reveals that even he doesn't know when the images will be released.
Snyder joked that even though he would love to put the image online immediately, he is not allowed to do so.
He said that he "values the excitement" related to sending out new info in bits and that "those reveals are exciting milestones" for the Man of Steel 2 team.
When asked how the idea of including Batman in the Man of Steel sequel came about, Snyder explained: "You're in a story meeting talking about, like, who should [Superman] fight next if he fought this giant alien threat Zod who was basically his equal physically, from his planet, fighting on our turf?
"After Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman.
"Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne's house or something. Like in a cryptic way, that's the first time we see him.
"But then, once you say, 'What about Batman?' then you realise, 'Okay, that's a cool idea. What else?' I mean, what do you say after that? But I'm not gonna say at all that when I took the job to do Man of Steel that I did it in a subversive way to get to Batman. I really believe that only after contemplating who could face [Superman] did Batman come into the picture."