There are only two weeks left before Zack Snyder’s “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” storms into theatres worldwide, before the legendary comic book characters square-off against each other. The trailers all show us the various angry stares each of the superheroes give one another, not exactly on good terms, obviously and Wonder Woman is also joining in. Will Batman consider her a threat too? Not really! Ben Affleck says Wonder Woman inspires Batman.
In his latest interview with Entertainment Weekly, Affleck talked with Anthony Breznican about Batman’s perspective on Wonder Woman and praised Gal Gadot’s performance in “Dawn of Justice.” He also talked of the possibility of directing a solo Batman film.
“It inspires in him the idea that well, if there’s one of these kinds of people out there, then maybe there are in fact more. If there are more, then maybe that’s hopeful and also terrifying to him, because then they could make humans even more powerless — or they could serve on our side. You’ve got to remember that Batman is the world’s greatest detective, and if he suspects that there may be more, and if he suspects in particular that Diana may be somebody special, he gets inspired,” Affleck said about the Amazonian superhero.
It’s interesting to note that this Batman does not have strong views about Wonder Woman, even though he is very opposed to Superman’s presence. After all, both are god-like in the powers they possess and can cause vast devastations to humanity. However, Batman has only witnessed Superman’s fight with Zod. Given the fact that Gal Gadot’s role will be more of an extended cameo, it is likely that she will only show up in full Wonder Woman armour to fight Doomsday at the end of the film. So, Bruce Wayne might not even realise she is actually a demi-goddess.
Affleck also praised Gal Gadot’s performance in the film. “She’s particularly beguiling and inspiring. Gal as an actress, I think is spectacular. It’s an incredibly hard part to pull it off, and she pulls it off with ease and grace, and it’s also just really fun to watch. I think it’s exciting to him that she’s out there and, ultimately, without giving too much away, he realises that it’s not only exciting, but also necessary that he finds more of them if they are, in fact, out there,” he said.
Affleck’s repeated insistence on Batman looking out for powerful beings reveals how utterly alone Bruce Wayne feels in the world. In the same interview, the “Argo” director also talked about how the deaths of Robin and others prior to the events of this film and the inability to completely weed out criminals from society, has left Batman bitter, angry and depressed. This version of the caped crusader is also “at the end of his rope,” said Affleck and is looking for others to step in and handle crimes in society. We know that Batman and Superman will eventually team up. Maybe it is Diana Prince who helps them to reconcile.