Ben Affleck On What Makes His Batman Different From Previous Interpretations And More


The cast of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” recently took part in an interview with Total Film. During the interview they revealed quite a few details about the film and Ben Affleck gave us a little more insight into where his interpretation of Batman is at mentally.

“One of the interesting things about Batman is he functions in some ways as an antagonist,” Affleck said. “You have to remember, this is Batman versus Superman.” The characters don’t get along from the start, thanks to Affleck’s Bruce Wayne witnessing the destruction in Metropolis during “Man of Steel.”

The trailers so far have been a pretty good indication that Batman is not happy with how Superman is conducting business on planet Earth. But according to Ben Affleck, those that are close to Bruce Wayne feel he might be going off the deep end.

“He’s found himself in a place of harboring a tremendous amount of rage for Superman. So it’s how he got there, and what that’s done to him, and what that’s done to people around him like Alfred, who are, I think, very scared and worried for him. It’s something that’s interesting and new.” Affleck added.

Super hero movies are all the rage right now and Batman is arguably the most popular super hero of all time. With that being said, people are often critical of characters rebooting and coming back to the big screen so soon. However Ben Affleck is reassuring fans that his Batman will be one worth watching and a fresh take on the Character.

“I got really inspired what he was doing. If I felt we were trying to do the same thing that those guys have done beforehand with Christian, I probably would have shied away. But because it’s within the Batman canon, but a very different take on the character, I thought, ‘Maybe it’s not too soon.’” Ben Affleck said.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” hits theaters on March 25, 2016.