Gary Oldman is not convinced by Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
While getting an interview with Gary Oldman these days might be comparable to talking to your drunken uncle about how things used to be, sometimes the great actor speaks with clarity and sound reasoning. While chatting to Yahoo, Oldman, who played Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, sounded skeptical about Zack Snyder's upcoming BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE.
“They want to keep it going. Of course they do. But, it’s Superman yeah? Batman and Superman together? We shall see.”
He talked about how grounded Nolan’s work was in comparison to what might be:
“The thing about Nolan, there was some grounding of reality to it. In our trilogy, and as fantastical and as big as The Joker was, it was based [on reality]...we could relate to it.” “But now we’ve got a Batman and we’ve got a guy who can fly who’s an alien?! We’ll have to see...” “It’s got big shoes to fill”.
So it doesn't sound like Oldman is too convinced that the Bat and Superman can fly together. Almost half the people I talk to sound the same I must say. Yet, we really have nothing to go by yet besides casting, just our own hopes and dreams for this movie. I think it’s really hard to imagine Superman and Batman sharing the screen together because the last time that happened for a lot of us, it was with the use of our action figures and imagination. I can’t tell you how many times I got my sister to hold up Superman while I flew right into his stupid face via The Batwing.
I will admit though, I think he’s right about the reality to all of this. I still can’t picture how these two icons will interact or even work together against a common enemy. It really boggles my mind and makes me nervous for failure. You can catch Oldman now in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and see if he was right all along when BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE hits May 6, 2016.
What do you guys think about what Oldman said?