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The ac­tor/ di­rec­tor on be­com­ing Bat­man...

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He’s Bat­man, don­cha­know?

Wayne’s new man­ner

“Zack [ Sny­der, di­rec­tor] wanted to ex­plore that the Bruce Wayne side of Bat­man was also a mask. The ‘ play­boy phi­lan­thropist’ was a char­ac­ter used to throw peo­ple off the scent of his se­cret iden­tity, but also a way to fill this void in­side him. He does have th­ese bimbo girls over and doesn’t shy away from that which I thought was in­ter­est­ing and darker.”

Op­pos­ing wo rld views

“[ Bat­man and Su­per­man] be­come en­e­mies at the end of Man Of Steel when that build­ing comes down; they just don’t know it. Su­per­man is very sus­pi­cious and sees Bat­man as a vig­i­lante. Bruce Wayne is go­ing out as Bat­man and get­ting more and more vi­o­lent. Clark Kent is be­com­ing up­set by this and wants to write a story about it for the Daily Planet.”

Open to in­struc­tion

“I come to work and say, ‘ Where do you want me?’ I’m very mind­ful of not say­ing, ‘ Why don’t we do this?’ be­cause it’s not my movie.”

Cre­at­ing cred­i­ble ad­ver­saries

“The prob­lem with Su­per­man is you have to trick it out and skew it, oth­er­wise he’s too strong. Vil­lains have to be from outer space like Dark­seid. We had to find ways to bal­ance it out but Zack and Chris [ Ter­rio, screen­writer] did it in an art­ful way so it wasn’t silly or con­ve­nient.”

Jus­tice League goals

“There’s this and a Won­der Woman movie be­fore Jus­tice League. I’ve been lucky to be privy to the in­side scoop of the plans and it’s re­ally ex­cit­ing. I am usu­ally pretty cyn­i­cal but I’ve been jazzed by what I’ve seen.”

Bat­man V Su­per­man: Dawn Of Jus­tice is in cin­e­mas now.

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