As keen (and slightly obsessive) lovers of DC, Marvel and pretty much everything superhero related (basically because we want to be one, life isn’t fair) it’s safe to say we’re STOKED for the upcoming Justice League movie. It’ll be like The Avengers, but DC style. And that’s pretty cool.
In a recent interview, Ben Affleck has got us even more excited – because he’s promising a more ‘traditional Batman.’ We didn’t know he could get any better. So far, Affleck has appeared as Batman twice – in Batman vs. Superman (where he was pretty angry at Superman) and for about 35 seconds in Suicide Squad (which totally counts). Even though we all impressed with Ben Affleck’s character, he wasn’t the normal Batman we’re used to seeing in previous adaptations as he was on a solo rampage.
But in Justice League, Batman will have to team up with a group of fellow crime-fighters to beat the bad guys. And they’re not a bad bunch. Affleck will join forces with Ezra Miller’s Flash, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg in a larger, shared role. This means Ben Affleck has got to change up his Batman a little. He’s spoken about this in an interview.
BvS [Batman Vs Superman] departed a little 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 his own way, but he wants to save people, help people.
According to Affleck, the Batman we see in Justice League will be more like the Batman we’ve grown to love through the comics and other representations. And we dig that.
We can’t wait to see Affleck and the team kick some… er… bottom… when Justice League comes out on November 17!