Affleck: "How My Batman is Different from the Nolan/Bale Batman" Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
Date: December 18, 2015
Via the French movie magazine Studio Ciné Live (, Ben Affleck explains how the DCEU version of Batman -- which of course he's playing in BATMAN v SUPERMAN and other films -- is different from the Batman that Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale gave us in "The Dark Knight Trilogy." Check it out...
Ben Affleck as Batman in BATMAN v SUPERMAN (left), and Christian Bale as Batman in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (right)
"Christopher Nolan used his Batman to tell a finite story. My version is different, but remains faithful to the Batman mythology and all the themes associated with it. The other difference is that Nolan’s Batman isn’t part of a universe where other superheroes exist as well. Here – because we’re working towards the Justice League – there’s Superman, and it’s a world populated with super beings. This situation generates an altogether new reality."
OK, so what about his version of Bruce Wayne?
"We also play a bit more with the billionaire playboy side of the character. He lives that life at full tilt. He courts many women, owns many cars, and parties a lot. He does that as a way to fill the void in his soul. Moreover, past incarnations dealt with a straightforward search for justice. This time, Batman’s reasoning is clouded by frustration, bitterness and anger."
While I'm sure I will like Ben Affleck as Batman quite a bit (I've been a supporter of his casting since day one), the Nolan/Bale interpretation of Batman will, I'm sure, always be my favorite. "The Dark Knight Trilogy" definitely gave me "My Batman" as I've always prefered more realistic Batman stories that didn't include superpowered heroes or villains.
As far as his description of Bruce Wayne, while I prefer "Playboy Bruce" as public ruse, this is an interesting way to portray Batman's alter ego.
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Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, a Zack Snyder film, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The film opens nationwide in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters on March 25, 2016, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.