During DC FanDome 2021, director Zack Snyder reacts to Warner Bros. and DC’s The Batman movie trailer. Snyder’s career includes adaptations of comic books and graphic novels such as 300 and Watchmen, which helped Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. choose him to direct Man of Steel (2013) and begin the DC Extended Universe. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Snyder was in charge of casting decisions such as Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight (2016). Unfortunately, after 2017’s “Justice League,” WB shamefully abandoned the Snyder-Verse.
Affleck planned to write, direct, and star in The Batman
Originally, Affleck planned to write, direct, and star in The Batman, a standalone picture in which his Dark Knight would face off against Deathstroke, as set up at the end of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Affleck eventually dropped out of the film, and The Batman became a reboot starring Robert Pattinson as a youthful Bruce Wayne. The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves and planned to examine the gritty early days of Batman’s career, recently released its second trailer. Affleck eventually dropped out of the film, and The Batman became a reboot starring Robert Pattinson as a youthful Bruce Wayne. At this year’s DC FanDome, Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which is planned to examine the brutal early days of Batman’s career, debuted its second trailer.
Snyder took to Twitter to share his reaction to watching The Batman’s latest trailer.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) October 16, 2021
The Batman also stars Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon, Paul Dano as Riddler, Colin Farrell as Penguin, and Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, in addition to Pattinson’s “Vengeance.” The internet reacted with anxiety to the news of Pattinson’s casting, just like it did to the announcement of Affleck’s Batman casting. Many sceptics were silenced as the first trailer for The Batman movie was unveiled at DC FanDome 2020.
Reeves has previously indicated an interest in having The Batman investigate the mantle of “World’s Greatest Detective” held by its titular character. Both Reeves and Snyder are huge comic book aficionados, with Snyder noting Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns as a major influence on Affleck’s Batman. Snyder’s work has laid the stage for Reeves’ seemingly unbridled approach to The Batman in many respects. While Snyder’s involvement with the DC universe is likely to be over, Affleck will reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming The Flash.