Xopher Reed

Affleck Talks About His Batman Role

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As if geeks weren’t bad enough, the level of backlash that appeared on the Internet when it was announced by Warner Bros. that Ben Affleck would take up the mantle as the Dark Knight in the upcoming film Batman vs. Superman was blinding. Well Affleck hasn’t stopped fighting against the tide of bad tidings and in a recent interview with Playboy he puts things straight.

I understand I’m at a disadvantage with the internet. If I thought the result would be another Daredevil, I’d be out there picketing myself. [laughs] Why would I make the movie if I didn’t think it was going to be good and that I could be good in it?

As for how he plans on playing his version of Batman in Zack Snyder’s vision:

When they asked if I would be Batman, I told them I didn’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…..It was a unique take on Batman that was still consistent with the mythology. 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.

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.

Affleck is set to star against Henry Cavill who will reprise his role as Superman from Man of Steel last year. I reserve the right to complain until the movie is out. Quit complaining Internet minions.

SOURCE (Potentially NSFW, it’s a Playboy interview after all)

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