Ben Affleck will play Batman in the "Man of Steel" sequel
Ben Affleck will play Batman in the "Man of Steel" sequelReuters

When "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens, viewers will be treated to a scene featuring an older Batman, portrayed by Ben Affleck, reports indicate.

When the film opens, Batman would have been in existence for close to 30 years, which would put Bruce Wayne in his 50s, reported Badass Digest.

However, this claim has been refuted by another website dedicated to covering all things Batman, The website, citing sources, noted that Bruce Wayne will be in his 40s and not in his 50s.

Badass Digest revealed that Batman's backstory will be highlighted in "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice," and at the beginning of the movie, Batman has been shown as someone who has been fighting crime for a long time; he is an urban legend and no one has even taken his picture.

Sadly, Robin appears to be dead, as the Batcave includes a memorial that revolves around a tattered Robin costume, Badass Digest noted.

Besides Badass Digest, Twitter user Samuel Otten, too, confirmed news of an older Affleck when he posted pictures of Affleck sporting streaks of grey hair. These pictures were taken from the sets of "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Wonder Woman is also said to have been in operation for some time before "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" begins, and her activities are said to be as clandestine as that of Batman's.

In the meantime, the release date of "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" has been changed once again from 6 May 2016 to 25 March 2015.

Variety noted that the by releasing the movie in March, the film will capitalise on spring school holidays and Easter.

The movie was initially stated for a 17 July17, 2015 release date.

The recent change is release date is said to be to avoid the clash of "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" with "Captain America 3," which is slated for a May 6, 2016 release.

"If you have a great film, people will come no matter when it's dated," Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, president of Warner Bros. international distribution, told Variety. "It's a bold move, but we're taking it because we think it's such a great film."

"With so many tentpole films now there is no traditional everybody-need-to-go-in-the-summer corridor," she continued. "Now the movie defines the corridor."

Also read