A day or so ago the paps got a visual peek of Ben Affleck walking the set of “Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice” as Bruce Wayne. From the looks of it, Affleck’s ageing Caped Crusader is checking out the destruction of some of his property in Metropolis (likely caused by Superman) – and, er, the debris has turned his temples grey.
We know that Affleck’s incarnation of Batman/Bruce Wayne is said to be a “seasoned” crime-fighter when the film opens, but just how seasoned? Is he in his forties? And what’s he been doing – is he retired or is he still out there kicking rogue butt?
Bad Ass Digest have intel describing where Batman is at the start of the Zack Snyder directed film. They also suggest that Affleck’s not so much in his forties as near or in his fifties (really!?).
My sources indicate that when BvS opens Batman has existed for close to thirty years, which would place Wayne in his 50s (which is why I expected more grey in Affleck’s hair). In this version Batman is still an urban legend, a creature of the night, and no one has ever taken his picture. But he’s had plenty of adventures, and the Batcave includes a memorial centered around a tattered Robin costume.
I’ve heard more, but I’m wary of crossing the line into spoilers. I do quite like this little tidbit, though, because it gives us a sense of a very different Batman than we’ve ever seen in the movies. This sets Affleck’s version apart from Bale and the others easily – he’s a quieter operator, not involved in blockbuster battles but in all sorts of badass vigilantism.
By the way, my sources tell me that Wonder Woman has also been in operation for some time before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice* begins, and her activities have been just as secretive as Batman’s. Her activities were badass as well… but in a very different, and unexpected, way.
How accurate is the info? Great source, great writer, likely credible intel.. but we can’t be positive of any of it until the flick opens or some of the brass confirm it.
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Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
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Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.