Affleck’s Batman Will Redefine The Character


It seems that Ben Affleck has indulged us a little more than usual as of late, giving some insight into what we will see in DC’s upcoming Batman vs. Superman.

In a recent interview with Playboy Magazine, Affleck states that the film will portray Batman in a “way that doesn’t compete with the Bale and Chris Nolan Batman but still exists within the Batman canon. It will be an older and wiser version, particularly as he relates to Henry Cavill’s Superman character.”

With all the news surrounding the character and film as of late, it seems that Synder and company are doing their best to make this iteration of Batman something fresh, without using the big screen imagery that Bale and Nolan have set forth in the previous films.

What is really interesting at this point, is Affleck’s comments towards his taking of the role in the first place. Claiming that he initially did not want to take on the role, it was only until he read and looked into what Synder had in store for the project that he was fully on board. Stating that “When they asked if I would be Batman, I told them I don’t see myself in the role and I was going to have to beg off. They said I’d fit well into how they were going to approach the character and asked me to look at what the writer-director, Zack Snyder, was doing. The stuff was incredible.”

Affleck later went on to say that Daredevil is one of the biggest regrets of his career, citing it as motivation to make his new role in the cowl the greatest it can be.

So what do you all think? As time passes and Affleck’s enthusiasm rises, I find my excitement skyrocketing for the upcoming film. Affleck has done little wrong in the past years, and let us hope that his first reluctance to the character, and later involvement, is only a sign of strong material to come.

Drew Caruso

Drew Caruso is a Bostonian who, when not writing about music and film, spends his time getting lost in New England, reading books, talking about science whether people want to listen or not, and more. To see the thoughts of a scientist by day and a writer by night, follow him on Twitter.
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