Batman’s superpowers are rage and money
While the world waits for the covered first looks at the new Batman in the unofficially titled Batman vs Superman, Larry King sits down and talks with Jonathan “Jonah” Nolan (story writer The Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel) on Larry King Now.
Jonathan dedicated ten years of his life to writing for The Dark Knight trilogy and working with Chris Nolan, but when asked about if he felt surprised by the announcement from Warner Bros in August that Ben Affleck would take over the cape and cowl from Christian Bale, he had this to say:
No, I think it’s… Warner Bros has a fantastic relationship with Ben. He’s a fantastic filmmaker, and a phenomenal lead. I think he’s going to be an incredible Batman.
While Batman isn’t a “super”hero in the sense he doesn’t fly, or crush drones with his bare hands, it’s that exact human-only ability which is why many, including Jonah Nolan, like him so much,
That’s why I like the character. His superpowers were rage and money. There was nothing extraordinary about him. He was an ordinary man, sufficiently pissed off to want and go turn his life into a simple go out and fight crime in the middle of the night.
How Zack Snyder will approach this new movie remains to be seen by fans everywhere. In Man of Steel, the realism of the movie was not only in how the story was told or the artistic choices in cinematography, it was also conveyed in archetypes and themes exploring the human condition. These choices, plus many more, helped to portray Superman in the most “real world” sense possible.
How will an ordinary man who fights crime be balanced in comparison with the super powered alien? We wait to see.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” is from director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Also are Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Opens May 6, 2016. Distributed by Warner Bros Pictures.
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