ByCatrina Dennis, writer at
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Recently, news broke concerning DC's first installment to its cinematic extended universe, [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870). The reported matter concerned screen time between the two title characters, and Superman fans weren't happy with the news that Ben Affleck's Batman would be enjoying the most time on-screen.

Now, director Zack Snyder has spoken out about this choice, explaining why he made this decision:

... it’s a different Batman than the Batman that was in the Chris Nolan movies, so we have a little bit more explaining to do—and you just had a whole Superman movie. But I think only in that way, because you need to understand where Batman is with everything. And that’s more toward the beginning, but it evens back out as it goes on.

It makes sense, when it comes to storytelling - this particular Batman is one we've never met or spent time with, as opposed to the film we've already spent with Superman. What's more, this is an older Bruce Wayne, one with more story to tell beyond dead parents and Batsuits. He's lost sidekicks, he's not the same as he used to be, and it's worth exploring that beyond the flashbacks of Thomas and Martha Wayne, dead in an alleyway. Granted, that simplistic and fairly general reasoning makes this author wonder why the same doesn't apply to Wonder Woman, who hasn't seen a single day on the big screen yet.

Playing into this is the obvious love that Warner Bros execs seemingly hold, already, for Ben Affleck's Batman. Let's remember that, a while back, an executive screening of Batman V. Superman's latest cut lead to Deadline's report of a proposed 2019 Batman film, starring and directed by Affleck.

Either way, Superfans, you might just have to sit back and wait for Batman's story to be told - as the DCEU ramps up, Superman will have plenty of time to take center stage again.


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