Zack Snyder spoke at a recent Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony to celebrate the life of Batman creator, Bob Kane and dropped a few nuggets of info about his take on the Dark Knight. In a nutshell, we can look forward to an “older”, more “war-weary” Batman, who won’t be sporting the heavy armour we’ve become accustomed to.
“Batman, unlike Superman or Wonder Woman or Flash, is a guy without powers,” said Snyder in his address. “He’s a man. He’s all of us. I think that’s it. We all carry around a hero inside of ourselves every day. It’s that guy. It’s Batman. I thank Bob for that. We all owe him a debt of gratitude. In that hero that we carry around, we realise that the hero is us, because he’s just the man. In truth, we are all the Batman.”
Indeed we are, albeit without Bruce Wayne’s bank account. Following the speech, Snyder spoke to CBR about his version of Batman, and what we can look forward to from the forthcoming film.
“I had a really strong idea about what I wanted to do,” he said. “I really wanted to do sort of a fabric-based Batman; not what’s become the more normal, armoured Batman. That’s how we evolved it. I definitely wanted an older Batman. I wanted a war-weary Batman. That’s why, in a lot of ways, Ben was really perfect for me — we kind of aged him a little bit. It worked really great. I’m really excited about the Batman we created.” As are we. Batman v Superman will open on March 25 2016.