Wolfgang Petersen Talks Batman vs. Superman

In Focus magazine talked to “Troy” director Wolfgang Petersen who says both the Batman vs. Superman and Superman movies are shelved at the moment. He compares Achilles and Hector in “Troy” to Batman and Superman…

“The two main characters in our movie, Achilles [Brad Pitt] and Hector [Eric Bana], are enemies and have the big, big, major fight in the movie – and you feel for both of them, because you connect to both of them,” Petersen explains. “Both of them are part of yourself – with Achilles being the darker, more aggressive, edgy character and Hector the more positive, noble man.”

He says that closely parallels what he had in mind for “Batman vs. Superman”: “I mean, we have Batman and Superman in ourselves,” he says. “We like Batman – we understand him, we suffer with him. On the other hand, we want to be Superman. But they’re conflicting philosophies. Let’s bring them together in one movie and see how we, as an audience, wrestle with our inner demons.”

So is there any chance we’ll ever see Batman vs. Superman or a new Superman film?

I ask the question myself quite often. I was just talking to Alan Horn about it and he said, “I always liked that concept so much.” I think it’s on the back-burner because Warner Brothers decided to go with single “Batman” and “Superman” movies. “Superman” is, at the moment, shelved; I think if they successfully launch it again, then at some point it will be “Batman vs. Superman” again. I’ll definitely be attached to that project whenever….

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Source: In Focus