As anticipation grows for the upcoming film, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, more information is being released as to what to expect from the film. As it turns out, the film will show more of Batman rather than Superman.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, director Zack Snyder addresses the different approach he has taken with the film and explains why Ben Afflect’s Batman will get more screen time than anticipated. Snyder states, “It’s a different Batman than the Batman that was in the Chris Nolan movies, so we have a little bit more explaining to do–and you just had a whole Superman movie.” Batman’s character needs to be further developed in the next film so that audiences understand the context of the film
Plus, Synder illudes to the fact that Batman’s character needs to be developed more in order to set up for the Justice League movie in the future. “It’s great fun, but it also has an eye toward the future–it’s going toward Justice League. Early on, once we decided that we were going to put Batman in the movie, then I was like, ‘OK, good! Because you know what that means? It means the floodgates can open!'”
Batman vs Superman will be released on March 25th, 2016 and will be the first of eleven DC movies planned by Warner.