Morgan Freeman is a bit skeptical about the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill both star in the forthcoming film directed by Zack Synder, with the Hollywood hunks portraying superheroes Batman/Bruce Wayne and Superman/Clark Kent respectively.
But Academy Award-winning thespian Freeman is unconvinced the movie will be good, claiming it is up against tough competition in comparison to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s recent The Dark Knight franchise releases, which also centre around Bruce Wayne’s adventures in fictional hometown Gotham City.
“You know, I’m happy for Ben, but I don’t know how that’s gonna work,” he told Entertainment Tonight when asked if he’ll be watching Batman v Superman when it reaches theaters on March 25. “The Dark Knight was almost it, you know? Pretty much IT. Did you see Batman Begins? I don’t think you can beat that, my feeling.”
Morgan may be a bit biased on the subject, as he portrayed character Lucius Fox in Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, which sees actor Christian Bale taking on the role of Batman.
When quizzed on the topic, Bale said he is “looking forward” to seeing Affleck’s interpretation of the character in Dawn of Justice, although he respects his former co-star Freeman’s view on the matter.
“Right on for Morgan for saying no one will ever beat that, I very much like him,” he smiled. “Everyone brings their own element to that — Ben will do that as well. I think the trailers are looking great and I’m looking forward to that.”
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