Affleck Talks "Broken, Kina F'ed-Up Batman" in BvS! Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
July 29, 2015
Well, I'm quite sure that Warner Bros. is quite happy with the run they've gotten from EMPIRE’s big BATMAN v SUPERMAN article that can be found in the magazine’s latest edition.
Here's what Ben Affleck had to say about this new, 45-46-ish, DCCU version of Batman -- a Batman he didn't think he was suited to play because of his age...
“Then [director Zack Snyder] pitched me his concept
for this older, more broken, kind of F—ed up Batman.
It was something we haven’t seen.
We have seen that Batman is willing
to cross the line to protect people.
That vigilantism has been a part of his character all along,
and we are tapping into that mentality
when faced by something as potentially as deadly as Superman.”
Of course, I'm quite sure that Mr. Affleck -- who is a HUGE Batman fan -- was also enticed by the chance to direct a solo Batman film starring, well, him. Plus, Mr. Affleck, allegedly, has A LOT of influence on not only how his DCCU Batman will be portrayed, but the DCCU itself.
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.