Ben Affleck Says His Version of Batman “Will Be Different” From Christian Bale’s

By December 4, 2013


We’ve heard rumblings that the suit will be different, and now we’re hearing that Ben Affleck has a vision for how his Batman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman will differ from the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale interpretation we’ve experienced in the last three franchise films.


When Deadline’s Mike Fleming spoke with Affleck for Playboy Magazine (and thanks to Latino Review, who posted some snippets), he hit him with Batman questions – including the one on a LOT of people’s minds.

How will your Batman differ from the others, particularly the one played by Christian Bale?

AFFLECK: I don’t want to give away too much, but the idea for the new Batman is to redefine him 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.”

As we all knew, Affleck said he wasn’t initially interested in being the Caped Crusader but was turned around by Snyder’s vision.

“When they asked if I would be Batman, I told them (Warner Bros) I don’t see myself in the role and I was going to have to beg off. They (writer-director Zack Snyder and co-writer David Goyer) 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. It was a unique take on Batman that was still consistent with the mythology, (and) it made me excited. All of a sudden I had a reading of the character. When people see it, it will make more sense than it does now or even than it did to me initially.”

And if that weren’t enough, rumors are flying about appearances from Lex Luthor, Wonder Woman, Nightwing AND Doomsday…according to Indiewire, a Warner Bros. producer (Daniel Alter) has been on his Twitter account and saying things I hope are true: like Nightwing and Wonder Woman are indeed a go.

wonder woman tweet

But then later wisely did a “C.Y.A. (Cover Your A**)” tweet…

CYA tweet

Time will tell on this one, but I’m keeping the faith that Affleck will do the cowl proud; the proof (and title) will be in the pudding when the film opens July 17, 2015.

Stay tuned. Same Bat time, same Bat channel.

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