2021 has turned out to be a great year for Zack Snyder. After being on the receiving end of fans’ ire since they made Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, finally redeemed with the welcome League of Justice HBO Max cut. On the latest episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Snyder revealed that he had spoken with actor Matthias Schoenaerts about taking on the role of Batman if Affleck had passed it on to him before production on Batman v superman. This surprised many fans. Snyder said this about Matthias Schoenaerts possibly putting on the cape and hood.
“I talked to him a lot about it. He never wore the suit, but I did a lot of mock-ups of it because Ben was undecided. And I don’t blame him. Everyone should be on the fence when they ask you, ‘Do you want to play Batman? ? ‘
This news caused many DC fans, and casual viewers alike, to wonder aloud, “Who is Matthias Schoenaerts?” Because the actor is not exactly a household name. However, you have probably seen it. Especially if you subscribe to Netflix and participate in its original movies.
At the time of casting, Matthias Schoenaerts was concerned that he was too young to play an older version of Bruce Wayne in Batman V Superman. Schoenaerts is a Belgian actor who has worked primarily in Belgian, French, British and Hollywood films. Most fans will probably know it from Netflix. The old guard, where he acted alongside Charlize Theron and played “Booker.” He also played the villain in the hugely underrated Tom Hardy. The drop.
But his best roles were in the Oscar nominee. Bullhead Y Rust and bone. He made his acting debut at the age of 13 in another Oscar-nominated film, Daens. Schoenaerts would have been 36 years old if he had been chosen to Batman v superman at the time of production in 2015. In place of Ben Affleck, who was 42 at the time. While that’s not a huge age difference, Schoenaerts was a relatively unknown actor at the time. And fans would have kept their expectations low. Ben Affleck, on the other hand, was a household name and previously ventured into superhero territory in 2003’s Bad Reception. Reckless.
Due to Schoenaert’s youthful appearance, we could have gotten a completely different version of Batman than the one we saw in Batman v superman Y League of Justice. Zack snyder was inspired by Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns Comic and Ben Affleck did justice to the older, more mature version of Bruce Wayne. Schoenaerts himself felt uncomfortable playing a 40-year-old bat Man And had he been cast, we may not have seen the aged version of Frank Miller in Batman Vs. Superman Fight. That didn’t happen, and we got a somewhat older, violent, amateur-caped crusader in the form of Ben Affleck that managed to silence his harshest critics.
While Joss Whedon League of Justice may have mishandled the character, 2021’s Snyder Cutt redeemed him. And now Affleck is back to don the cape one more time the next Flash movie. Affleck was also supposed to make a solo movie set in Arkham Asylum in which Batman goes head-to-head with Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke, but that seems unlikely to happen now.
As for Schoenaerts, he has since starred in some amazing movies and worked with acclaimed directors like Thomas Vinterberg, Terrence Mallick, and Steven Soderbergh. we also got to see it in the sequel to The old guard which has been approved by Netflix.
Topics: Batman vs Superman, Batman