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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.
— Samuel Otten (@ottensam) August 4, 2014
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.
We’ll all find out if the rumors are true when “Batman v Superman” finally opens in 2016.
We’re going to learn pretty much everything about this movie before it even opens, I’m afraid.