Everybody loves Batman, especially the executives over at Warner Bros. Their expectations are higher than ever after seeing what Christopher Nolan did for the character with his Dark Knight Trilogy.
Soon we will get a new Batman onscreen, and much earlier than any of us anticipated. Excited? If so, you’re certainly not alone. An early screening for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took place earlier this summer at WB headquarters, and received a standing ovation from the company executives…
Nowadays, that doesn’t mean sh*t to me, because films like The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 also received standing ovations from their respective studios. Anyways going back to BvS, word spread fast that the highlight of the screening was Ben Affleck as Batman. In fact, the studio was so pleased with Affleck’s portrayal that now an interesting rumor from Heroic Hollywood’s Umberto Gonzalez claims they want more Batman in the final cut.
The latest hot rumor I am hearing is that Warners is requesting more Batman be put into the movie and less Superman. Supposedly, Ben Affleck’s Batman is so good that he is blowing Henry Cavill’s Superman right off the screen.
Now I don’t doubt for a second that Ben Affleck killed it as an older, muscular, less merciful Batman. I loved his casting in that iconic role from the start. He’s a good actor and a great director. If there is any truth to this rumor (its likely true), then I say Warner Bros needs to shut their mouth.
Don’t go pulling a Sony (or Fox) and start interfering in big budget films, especially one that’ll determine the fate of your cinematic universe. Batman V Superman has enough talent to make for a massive hit just with the writers alone in Chris Terrio (Argo) and David S. Goyer. All you executives care about is money, which is why films like Dredd 2 aren’t happening (off topic). Stay out of the film making process, and instead worry about marketing this film carefully after that four minute trailer released back in July.
If there’s anything I’ve learned from this past summer, its that studio interference (especially in Superhero movies) is a bad thing. Don’t go throwing in more Batman just because he looks cool. That’s how you ruin the story and overall focus.
But that’s just my take on this whole rumor. Based on what we’ve seen more far, do you want more Batman in the film? Let us know.
Batman v Superman releases in theaters on May 6, 2016