Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will set up Justice League Part 1. But what about the Hall of Justice? Is the new Batcave a precursor to this mammoth superhero headquarters? Surely billionaire Bruce Wayne is going to help pay for and install some of the much needed hardware to be utilized by this team of crime fighters. But don't look for him to be the leader. EW has a new piece of concept art, which gives us a better look at Bruce Wayne's Batcave in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They also got Ben Affleck to open up about his role as an aging Dark Knight who might just be too old to shepherd a team of do-gooders.
Bruce Wayne has always been at the forefront of new technology, and that won't change in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. What has changed is his living quarters. He no longer calls Wayne Manor home. When we first see it in this upcoming DC Comics adventure, the billionaire has let the dynastic estate crumble and fall. It is in a desperate state of disrepair. The foundation's wear and tear is a symbol of its owner's current state of mind.
That said, he has not let the Batcave go. It remains as well-equipped as we've ever seen it. And with Alfred Pennyworth's help, it is still a well-appointed place of rest and leisure, and crime solving apparatuses. Not to mention all the toys, hardware and weapons at Batman's disposal. Ben Affleck had this to say about maintaining the Batcave, and his leadership role, or lack thereof, in Justice League
"[Batman] represents human beings, mortal men. In a world of Flashes and Aquamen and Supermen, there needs to be that guy. It's interesting that he became the leader of the Justice League in the books - I'm not sure how that'll play out here - but his humanity is also an asset."
Jeremy Irons, who's Butler Alfred keeps things in check at the Batcave, is bringing something decidedly different to his iconic DC Comics role this time around. He won't just be serving tea and commenting on his employer's tactics. He's a hands on man of action. Says the actor about redefining his character for this new generation of DCEU movies.
"Alfred is a lot more hands-on in our film than he has previously been. He's a bit of a grease monkey, and he's very involved in the decisions Bruce makes."
At the end of the day, it will just be Bruce Wayne and his loyal servant Alfred going up again the God known as Superman. Do they stand a chance? And just how will the technology on display in the Batcave morph into the Hall of Justice? All these questions will arrive in due time. Until then, take a look at this new Batcave art, along with a fresh photo featuring Jeremy Irons and Ben Affleck.