Ben Affleck Says ‘Justice League’ Will Show Us a “Much More Traditional Batman”
Justice League will be Ben Affleck’s second instalment as Batman… If we don’t count his cameo in Suicide Squad as both Batman (confronting Deadshot and Harley Quinn) and Bruce Wayne (in the post-credit scene) as the second one.
Talking with Entertainment Weekly, he joked about his cameo.
“Do I get credit for the Suicide Squad gross? [I was on screen for] less than 35 seconds”.
It was more than 35 seconds, but whether you count the cameo or not, the fact is that in DC’s upcoming film, Affleck will have a much larger role than the one he had in Suicide Squad. In justice League, Batman and Wonder Woman will be responsible for uniting the League on the wake of Superman’s death, as a threat like non-other comes to Earth.
“He’s put in this position of having to reach out, find other people, convincing them to do something. Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It’s very different from the tenor of the last movie.”
But not only does the “tenor” of the movie is different, Batman is a different man as well. He has faith in people and what they can achieve… All because of Superman. He’s not driven by anger and hate, but by hope and belief.
“BvS departed a little bit from the traditional Batman. He started out with all this rage directed at Superman, because of his co-workers who had died in the fight Superman had with Zod. He was holding on to a lot of anger, in a little bit of an irrational way. Whereas this is a much more traditional Batman. He’s heroic. He does things in his own way, but he wants to save people, help people.”
The Batman we’ll see in Justice League will be more like the Batman we know.
“This is more in keeping with the canon of how Batman’s usually been portrayed, and how he’s portrayed vis a vis the Justice League in the comics. This is more the Batman you would find if you opened up your average Batman comic book.”
But he clarified that this won’t be an “average film”.
“Not that it’s average. I think it’s a really cool story. Actually, it’s sort of a story about multilateralism. It’s not a bad theme to have!”
Thanks to the official synopsis of Justice League we already, kinda, knew that Bruce Wayne was now a man of hope, of faith. Thanks to Superman’s sacrifice in Batman V Superman, he came to believe “men are still good” and decided once more to fight for humanity, and the last thing we knew is that he was convincing Diana of that same thing to get her help in uniting a team.
We will have to wait until Justice League to truly see how much different of a man Bruce Wayne is.
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The Justice League will unite this November 17.
Source: Entertainment Weekly.