Where Does Batman Begin In BATMAN V SUPERMAN?

Devin reports information about the career of The Batman at the start of the new team-up movie. 

Where Does Batman Begin In BATMAN V SUPERMAN?

The first picture of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne has hit the web; taken on location in Detroit it's a shot of Wayne looking at wreckage in front of a Wayne Financial building in Metropolis. The aftermath of Superman's rampage in Man of Steel?

 

 

What's interesting is that Affleck's version of older Wayne has only a touch of grey at his temples. I honestly expected more, based on reports I've received about where Batman is when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice* opens. 

What follows is information about Batman at the beginning of the movie. Some may consider this a spoiler, although I don't see how. You've been warned.

My sources indicate that when BvS opens Batman has existed for close to thirty years, which would place Wayne in his 50s (which is why I expected more grey in Affleck's hair). 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've heard more, but I'm wary of crossing the line into spoilers. I do quite like this little tidbit, though, because it gives us a sense of a very different Batman than we've ever seen in the movies. This sets Affleck's version apart from Bale and the others easily - he's a quieter operator, not involved in blockbuster battles but in all sorts of badass vigilantism. 

By the way, my sources tell me 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. 

* the actual title 

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