Ben Affleck recently dished out some details on his first appearance as Batman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Now, we know that Batman in general is a pretty dark figure, but looks like the makers of BvS kicked it up a notch by giving his intro a very "horror movie" feel.
"It's like out of 'Se7en' or 'Aliens' or something, which is a really different vibe," Affleck told The LA Times. "My son still watches the Adam West 'Batman' [TV series]. It's a far cry from where it started."
Talking about dark, messed up heroes, the subject of Deadpool came up and LA Times asked director Zack Snyder – whose R-rated superhero film Watchmen failed at the box office – how he feels to see an offbeat R-Rated release like that find success.
"It's interesting. When I had my initial meeting with Chris Nolan about doing Man of Steel, he said to me, 'Watchmen is a movie you made too early'. Because that movie was written deep into comic-book culture, as a way of exploring the why of heroes within pop culture. Deadpool shows that audiences have now gotten to the point where they can understand the satire of the genre. Before that, audiences were like, 'I'm not ready for that. I'm not there yet'."
Dawn of Justice is officially Warner Bros and DC's first foray into building the mammoth DC Cinematic Universe. When asked about the box office expectations and pressures which come with a movie like that, Affleck said:
"Look, in the broad sense, from a long-term portfolio perspective, Warner Bros. has already won. They own this vast underexploited [intellectual property] that is DC. They're going to make all these movies regardless. Will every DC movie be great and be successful? No. Would it be good if BvS works for them? Yes, obviously. But if any one of the movies doesn't work, it doesn't mean it all goes away. Green Lantern didn't work, and Green Lantern is going to come back and work for them."