Batman V. Superman is coming, and the trailers, including the new one above, have focused more on the two superheros trying to beat each other to a pulp. We’ve already got a taste of what Henry Cavill brings to the Superman/Clark Kent role from 2013’s Man of Steel but little is known about Ben Affleck‘s take on the Caped Crusader until now.
In a conversation with French magazine Studio Ciné Live Affleck broke down some of the difference fans will see between his Batman versus past incarnations. “Christopher Nolan used his Batman to tell a finite story. My version is different, but remains faithful to the Batman mythology and all the themes associated with it,”Affleck explained. “Nolan’s Batman isn’t part of a universe where other superheroes exist as well. Here — because we’re working towards the Justice League — there’s Superman, and it’s a world populated with super beings. This situation generates an altogether new reality.”
The new film will also deal more with Bruce Wayne’s internal turmoil more so than we’ve seen in the past. He said:
“[Batman v. Superman] play[s] a bit more with the billionaire playboy side of the character. He lives that life at full tilt. He courts many women, owns many cars, and parties a lot. He does that as a way to fill the void in his soul. Moreover, past incarnations dealt with a straightforward search for justice. This time, Batman’s reasoning is clouded by frustration, bitterness and anger.”
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016. Watch Batman shoot Superman from his Batwing in the new trailer above.