It’s the season of giving and more than anyone else, Entertain Weekly is truly taking that to heart. Continuing their incredible streak of releasing goodie after goodie, early this morning saw the magazine give two new images for the highly anticipated Warner Bros. superhero epic Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The images focus solely on the new Batcave that Ben Affleck’s Batman operates out of. While Christopher Nolan’s version was a very cool and advanced HQ for The Bat, Zack Snyder’s version blows it out of the water, literally.
As you can see in the new images, Affleck’s Bruce Wayne seems to be a fan of underwater structures, as it could easily be mistaken for an underwater military base. And is it just me, or does it look like it’s big enough for a vehicle to fly through, oh say the Batwing…?
(I’ll update as soon as the high-res versions become available.)
Along with the stills, EW released a few comments from Bruce and Alfred themselves. Affleck comments on Batman’s humanity and how important it is in a world of superhuman beings:
“Batman represents human beings, mortal men,” he says. “In a world of Flashes and Aquamen and Supermen, there needs to be that guy. It’s interesting that he became the leader of the Justice League in the books – I’m not sure how that will play out here – but his humanity is also an asset.”
He’s right. Unlike Marvel’s Avengers team, Batman is the lone Justice Member with no true superhuman abilities. And because of that, his humanity is not only a central part of this story, but many of the stories that will be told. It’s going to be interesting to see how that’s played out following the events of Dawn of Justice, especially in a Justice League movie. I for one hope they stay the course and have The Dark Knight lead the team as he always has.
With any film featuring Batman, he can’t be without his trusty Butler and friend Alfred. This version of the character will be played by the awesome Jeremy Irons, which leads me to believe that this will be a much different Alfred from those before him. Here’s what Irons had to say about his Alfred:
“Alfred is a lot more hands on in our film that he has previously been. He’s a bit of a grease monkey, and he’s very involved in the decisions Bruce makes.”
This is the Alfred I’ve always wanted to see. It was always hard to believe that the Butler who raised Batman never had a say or action in what he did. It seems like we’ll be seeing at least a little bit of that in this film, which gets me excited for the dynamic between this Bruce Wayne/Batman and this Alfred, especially in this story. Bring on the Butler ass-kicking!
Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25th, 2016.