Yesterday some video surfaced of Ben Affleck on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Bruce Wayne. You can see in the video that he's sporting some grey hair on the sides of his head, which is more confirmation that he will be playing a much older version of this character.
Thanks to Badass Digest, we have some new information on the character and how he will be presented at the beginning of the film. I'll throw out a SPOILER warning, just in case you think the following are spoilers. I personally don't see them that way, but to each their own. Now on to the good stuff!
The movie opens with Batman, who has already been around for "close to thirty years, which would place Wayne in his 50s. 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."
I do love that they are going with this version of the Dark Knight as we've never seen on the big screen before. This will obviously be very different from what Bale brought to the character, which is what needed to happen. The site goes on to explain that "he's a quieter operator, not involved in blockbuster battles but in all sorts of badass vigilantism."
Their source also tells them 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 like everything that I've heard about and seen from this movie so far, and I'm excited for it. This film could be absolutely incredible. I know Snyder has the visual aspect of it down, but he did for Man of Steel as well. I didn't care for the story and script for that as it was very choppy and all over the place. I hope the story and script for Batman v Superman flows a lot better, and the movie isn't just a bunch of cool visuals edited together.