Many have been wondering how Ben Affleck's Batman will differ from previous live-action variations. They've all, for the most part, been the same when talking about how they handle delivering their bat-brand of justice.
While laying out a smack-down, they've always left the criminals in the end to the police to have them go through the legal system. But new info from a producer on Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice seems to suggest our new Batman will be taking it a step further, taking the whole criminal justice system into his own hands.
Here's what producer Charles Roven told Empire regarding the brutality of Batman:
“[Batman] is not giving people a chance, he is more than a vigilante. He has become not only the cop, if you will, he has also become the jury and executioner.”
An important thing to remember: "executioner" may not be being used literally. The scene above has been confirmed as a dream sequence, so it's more than likely he's not really killing his enemies.
Now if you want a real executioner, you can go with our good ol' friend Judge Dredd over here.
But back to Batman, it sounds like he has a no-nonsense type of approach, like that of Frank Miller from The Dark Knight Returns, which this movie is drawing inspiration from.
“He’s older,” Roven explains, “[and] he’s seen the worst of what man can do. He’s been darkened by it, he’s tougher, he’s angrier, I guess… he’s still lost those that are near and dear to him, and not necessarily from old age or disease.”
We've all known this was a veteran Batman, so it's no doubt that after years of fighting crime he's gotten to a darker place. So we can only wait and see just how far Batfleck will be taking his brand of justice.
In Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' open on March 25th.