If you’re closely familiar with how the Dark Knight operates, then you’ll surely know that Batman does his best to avoid killing his enemies, necessary or not. However, the Caped Crusader may not be as forgiving and merciful this time around when “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” hits the big screen.

Batman may have seen some several changes in the films and comic books. The iconic superhero over the years had become darker and edgier to offer a different take on the franchise. If there’s one aspect that has remained the same over its course, it’s his firm belief that killing must be avoided at all costs.

However, according to a source close to the film, Batman may stray from his path and start taking matters into his own hands for the hotly anticipated film to hit next year.

Charles Roven, the producer of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” explained in a statement he made to Empire about the mentality of the Dark Knight.

“[Batman] is not giving people a chance,” explains Roven. “He is more than a vigilante. He has become not only the cop, if you will, he has also become the jury and executioner.”

Roven further notes that the Dark Knight will be different from Christian Bale’s version of the Caped Crusader. He’s older this time around, and he has already seen the worst of what a man can do. He’s a much darker character because of it, and he’s become tougher and angrier. What’s more, he has lost those that are “near and dear” to him, thus making him a man with nothing to lose.

Batman this time around would be more ruthless than ever, and it seems that “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” would be much darker as compared to the previous films to match the tone of Man of Steel.

Pegged for a March 2016 release, “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” stars Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, and Jesse Eisenberg as the supervillain Lex Luthor. Gal Gadot will also make an appearance as Wonder Woman and Amy Adams will reprise her role as Lois Lane.