Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may still be over a year away from its big-screen debut, but that hasn’t stopped (or even slowed) fan speculation over every detail of the Zack Snyder-directed film and how it could potentially set the stage for the 2017 release of Justice League. After all, each passing week brings a barrage of rumors regarding the film’s cast and plot details (here’s the latest one, in case you’ve been out of the loop).
Yet, much of the focus of Batman v Superman – which thus far appears to be a blatant bridge film between Man of Steel and Justice League – has centered on the introduction of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The casting, of course, was met with much skepticism (putting it mildly) when the news broke last year, but now one of his costars is voicing her thoughts on his portrayal of Gotham City’s protector.
Amy Adams – who will return as Lois Lane in Batman v Superman – recently chatted with the Press Association (via Tewkesbury AdMag) about what fans can expect from Affleck. Here’s what she had to say:
“[Ben Affleck] is going to be his own unique thing. He’s got a wonderful quality and a great body of work. I was only in one scene with him, I think I’m allowed to say that. So I didn’t get to see much, but what I saw was fantastic.”
Adams is naturally careful not to reveal too much about the film, but her assertion that Affleck’s performance is taking the character in a new direction is certainly welcome news, especially considering that Batman v Superman will hit theaters just a few short years after Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises closed the book on that interpretation of the DC superhero. However, the fact that she shared just one scene with Affleck is a bit more surprising.
There’s always the chance that Adams is referring more specifically to only appearing in one scene with Affleck in costume as Batman, but if her statement means that she only has one with the actor altogether, it does call into question exactly how much Lois Lane we’ll see in Batman v Superman. By all accounts, the bulk of the film – as the title suggests – will focus on the conflict and eventual team-up between the two title heroes. So if Adams’ screen time is limited to a single scene with Affleck, it could mean that her character will receive less attention this time around.
This wouldn’t exactly be shocking to anyone who’s been following the film’s development, seeing as Batman v Superman is already set to include the debut of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman as well as a growing list of other DC heroes. It does sound like Adams will work with most of the other actors in the cast, though it’s unknown to what extent.
“We’re not allowed to speak about it, but I just want to tell everybody everything. I’ve spoken about working briefly with Gal as Wonder Woman and Ben as Batman and had a wholly positive experience. And teaming up with Zack, Henry and Lawrence Fishburne again is so much fun. I like playing Lois, it’s a real privilege for me. I never really expected it.”
With all that Batman v Superman has to accomplish, it’ll be interesting to see how much Man of Steel‘s supporting players have to do amid the superhero team-up brewing in the background. It’s easy to imagine a situation in which Adams’ Lois Lane plays a part in bringing the Justice League together in the film, but however it plays out, 2016 can’t arrive soon enough for DC fans eager to see the World’s Finest clash on the big screen.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016.
Source: Press Association