Today we got our first look at Henry Cavill decked out in his Superman duds for the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie directed by Zack Snyder.
In an interview with USA Today, Snyder went into detail about why Batman ended up in the Man of Steel sequel.
It ultimately made sense with Dawn of Justice to add Bruce Wayne and his cowled alter ego to the mix. Because of Christopher Nolan’s recent Dark Knight trilogy, “I was in no rush to put Batman in the movie,” Snyder says, “but on the other hand it seemed organic the way our story was unfolding to start to feather him in.”
Instead of using several movies to define Affleck’s Batman, Snyder felt the character’s 75-year mythology is so deep in culture now that they can just jump to an older, road-weary take on the Dark Knight. Plus, he says, “it’s cooler to see a crusty old Batman beating the snot out of guys.”
A crusty Batman sounds good to me, and though it may be hard to make out some of the details in the image, Cavill’s Superman looks much older than the young upstart we saw in Man of Steel, almost as though there is a touch of gray at the temples.