Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman promo photos for "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice"
Credit: Warner Bros

Entertainment Weekly has posted (and removed, but still available in Google's cache) a new still from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice giving the first look at Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot in their civilian identities of Bruce Wayne and Diana. Take a look:

Credit: Warner Bros.

In a interview accompanying the new image, Affleck makes an interesting analogy between the Batman character and a classic literature icon in how multiple people have played the role.

“Batman is basically the American version of Hamlet,” Affleck said. “We accept that he’s played by actors with different interpretations.”

When asked about his previous superhero role as Daredevil previous to Charlie Cox' portrayal of the character in the recent Netflix series.

"Daredevil didn't work, at all. If I wanted to go viral I would be less polite," Affeck said, referring to his 2003 movie. "That was before people realized you could make these movies and make them well. There was a cynical sense of 'Put a red leather outfit on a guy, have him run around, hunt some bad guys, and cash the check.'"

But as Affleck takes on the role of Batman, he describes it as far different than what was done before with the character. Whereas previous versions honed in on Batman's origins, Affleck describes his Batman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice as someone at the end. EW reveals that at this point in Batman's career, he has been working as a vigilante in Gotham City for two decades.

"He's at the end of his run and maybe the end of his life, " said the actor. "There's this sort of world-weariness to it."

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