Some Interesting Batman v Superman Rumors, re: Bats’ Age, WW’s Activities

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Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot at Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice (2016) Comic Con

If you’re the type to troll the interwebs looking for movie news on your favorite flicks, then you might have run across this set pic of Ben Affleck suited up as Bruce Wayne on the set of Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

You’ll also notice the grays in his hair.


As it turns out, that’s not nearly as much gray as some was anticipating, especially given rumors about how long Batman has been around when “Batman v Superman” opens.

According to Badass Digest, Batman has been fighting crime for way longer than we thought:

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.

That pic of Affleck above looks like he’s in his ’40s, so maybe Snyder decided to shave off 10 years from the script. Which would work if Bats suited up in the cape and cowl in his 20s. He’d be in his ’40s by now. Mid to late ’40s, or thereabouts.

But wait! Badass Digest also has a little information on what to expect from Wonder Woman, too. Apparently like Bats, she’ll also have been around for a while:

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.

I’m guessing she wasn’t some kind of spy or such. Hard to spy on people wearing the get-up she has on below, but that sword would come in handy if she was secretly fighting monsters or mole men or some such for the government and saving the world.

Gal Gadot in Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice (2016) Movie Image

We’ll all find out if the rumors are true when “Batman v Superman” finally opens in 2016.

Sheesh. 2016.

We’re going to learn pretty much everything about this movie before it even opens, I’m afraid.

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  • LSB

    I like the fact he is in his 50’s. A matter fact he could still be I his 50’s. Maybe he just ages well for a white guy who has been through it. Lol!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Pretty much. Makes sense with the Dark Knight Returns influence. Bruce was 50 or so in that. This will bring a truly interesting and new dynamic to the relationship

      • Aegon the Conqueror

        55 to be exact.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          Movie age has been announced as Mid-40’s.

  • Kamal Rahyab

    WW was a spy once for Amanda Waller and she wore white. I don’t a 50 year old Batman. I want a mid 40s Batman. I hope they make a DKR live action with a 50 year old Batman but no Superman

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Horrible time for her, at least costume wise. I think this would work though if she works for like Checkmate after becoming an ambassador for Themascyria. Waller has her taking out Amazonian or Greek mythological connected targets.

      • Kamal Rahyab

        I never said use her costume. They already have a costume for her and maybe WW joins Checkmate so she can use them to help her catch Ares or something

  • ErickKwon

    I hope the “Dark Knight Returns” influence doesn’t run that deep. If you think about it, that version of Batman was a fucking misanthropic lunatic who, if he hadn’t faked his death during the fight against Superman, likely would’ve gotten himself killed on the street which is why he was the perfect Batman for a last hurrah adventure. Considering rumors that this Batman may have drones at his disposal a la “Kingdom Come”, the reveal that he’s considered an urban legend and taking into account the aging up he’s undergone, I’m going to bet that he’s all but retired until he decides to suit up to address the Superman “problem”. Regardless, I really like the prospect of a film Batman who is introduced as an already established character whom we don’t have watch undergo an origin story. THIS is how Sony should’ve gone forward with Spider-Man

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I think they’re going with a mix of older versions and ideas, but trying to have some iconic moments from the sources at the same. The armor from TDKR, and probably a fight with Superman, the Drones from KC, the tattered Robin costume, I wouldn’t be surprised if we get some Batman beyond moments as well.
      As for Spider-man that would’ve been good. but I like seeing Garfield start in the role, and grow. Hopefully we’ll get a good 4 movie arc.

      • ErickKwon

        Garfield and Emma Stone and even Dane Dehaan have been great so far, but I think I’m a little worn out by origin stories, especially since the changes we’ve seen so far serve mostly to lay groundwork for Sony’s shot at franchise building. But going back to mix ‘n matching, even if we don’t see an active Robin with Batman, hope Grayson, Drake or even Damien Wayne get a name-check.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          Agreed!!

      • Juggernaut

        I think if done right BVSDOJ could be a great movie. They have all of the right players and if written well could be a great amalgam of several strong elements of storylines from the comics (TDKR, Kingdom Come, War, Infinite Crisis, etc) working WW as a secret government operative who begins working with Superman and ultimately butts heads with Bstman, drones could be turned into something similar to the OMAC project, Aquaman striking up a rivalry with WW would be constituted also.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          ME LIKEY!!!!

        • ErickKwon

          It’s that amalgamation and picking-and-choosing from book continuity that’s the real appeal for me. Rewatched “MoS” the other day and I noticed that aside from Superman being the first confirmed alien visitor, we know nothing about the DC Cinematic Universe. No mention of any other superheroes or villains, no namechecks of Gotham City, Theymes–Thermosski–Paradise Island, Atlantis, etc. Even with all the comic book movies released so far, we’ve never been introduced to a pack of heroes that are already established where origin stories wouldn’t be necessary.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Exactly. I don’t need exact adaptations of stories from the comics. Give me something new that hits old beats to satisfy my geek side, and I’m good.

          • ErickKwon

            I think this proves that DC has learned in some ways from their animated features. Movies like “All-Star Superman,” “Under The Red Hood ” and” TDKR” just barrel forward with the understanding that most viewers know the story behind the key players and will roll with unfamiliar details when they are presented

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Indeed!! Still think they should’ve followed First Flight with a tweaked plot for the live action GL!!

    • Kamal Rahyab

      . Frank Miller knows nothing of Superman. His Batman was a psycho. Carrie Kelly sucks. The art sucked making everyone look fat. Luckily for Superman fans Snyder said it won’t be an inspiration of the TDKR expect Batman’s character.

      • ErickKwon

        I’m actually a big fan of Kelly as Girl-Robin, if even she was more Frank Miller’s idea of a hip nerdy 80’s teen a la John Hughes or “WarGames” than a believable kid. These days, gender-swapping is common enough that it’s nothing more than a naked sales ploy, but making Robin as well as the new commissioner female worked as a sign that times were changing. But the deevolution of his art-style kept me away from “The Dark Knight Strikes Back”; that think was just ugly to look at. And I’m convinced that Miller definitely doesn’t like Superman, likes Batman, but doesn’t understand either one. The difference can be seen in Alan Moore. I remember reading a quote from him when he wrote “Whatever Happened To The Man of Tomorrow?” where he described Superman as an outmoded concept and didn’t hide his apathy about the character, but Moore definitely understood Superman, knew what made him tick and what you needed in a compelling Superman story. Hell, his “Superman Annual #11: For The Man Who Has Everything” from 1985 is easily the best Superman story of the 80’s if not of all time.

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