It’s amazing to think about the absolute glut of sci-fi movies we’ll be seeing in 2016, and though Marvel has taken up a lot of the head space as of late, don’t count out DC’s mightiest heroes just yet.
Though we still have a few months to wait until Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens, the stars of the film caught up with French magazine Studio Cine Live to talk up the most ambitious DC movie ever conceived. Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne/Batman) and Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman) touch on how the world has changed since Man of Steel and what that means for how these two heroes perceive one another at this point.
Check out some excerpts below and let us know what you think:
Ben Affleck: “I don’t think this film has any sort of lesson, but it’s more than just entertainment, it’s also trying to show that there are real consequences to violence. When a building collapses, people die, and those are lives lost forever. This film also shows that fear is the enemy of us all. Fear brings out the worst in us. When we fear powerful people because we think they might destroy us, we tend to use that to justify any decision we might be tempted to make. There are some parallels with preemptive strikes, and things like that. It allows us to analyze how we think about what we do, when facing a threat. That’s very relevant to what’s going on in the world right now. The film tackles pertinent themes.”
Henry Cavill: “Superman himself isn’t that different. He does however have to deal with a new set of problems because he’s now been revealed to the world. This film is more about how the world in general – and Batman in particular – sees this alien, and less about the evolution of Superman. We’re seeing Superman and Batman together for the first time in a movie, with flesh-and-blood actors. They’re two sides of the same coin. They have the same goal, but use very different methods to achieve it. Understandably, that leads them to clash with one another, and their conflict is a historic moment.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.