Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is featured in the December 17, 2015 issue of the French magazine Studio Ciné Live.
In the magazine both Ben Affleck (Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman) were interviewed, while the cover of the magazine features the Trinity with Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, in a different pose from the previous promotional photos.
Ben Affleck Interview:
Studio Ciné Live: If you had to introduce your Batman to somebody who doesn’t know the character, how would you describe him?
Ben Affleck: Usually, the films show Batman starting off, or in the prime of his career. Here, you’re dealing with an older version, a guy at the end of his journey. He’ll find meaning in his own life during his conflict with Superman. He really thinks Superman is an existential menace, and he believes destroying him will be his legacy. We also play a bit more with the billionaire playboy side of the character. He lives that life at full tilt. He courts many women, owns many cars, and parties a lot. He does that as a way to fill the void in his soul. Moreover, past incarnations dealt with a straightforward search for justice. This time, Batman’s reasoning is clouded by frustration, bitterness and anger.
Henry Cavill’s Interview:
Studio Ciné Live: How has Superman evolved since Man of Steel?
Henry Cavill: Superman himself isn’t that different. He does however have to deal with a new set of problems because he’s now been revealed to the world. This film is more about how the world in general – and Batman in particular – sees this alien, and less about the evolution of Superman. We’re seeing Superman and Batman together for the first time in a movie, with flesh-and-blood actors. They’re two sides of the same coin. They have the same goal, but use very different methods to achieve it. Understandably, that leads them to clash with one another, and their conflict is a historic moment.
SCL: How do you plan to portray Clark Kent, the journalist?
HC: Comparisons with Christopher Reeve’s clumsy Clark Kent are inevitable. My Clark Kent is trying to be as small and invisible as possible. If you’re awkward and spilling things constantly, people are going to notice you, and that’s not the best way to go unseen. You have to admit, it’s not a remarkable disguise, just a pair of glasses. He’d like to think that no one will believe he could be Superman. How could such a delicate flower be a living god? Preposterous.
Superman’s suit will evolve from one film to the next, even if they’re just minor updates.
To read the full interview with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill head over to Batman-News.com.