Batman vs. Superman: Ben Affleck Describes “Older and Wiser” Hero

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When it comes to the reaction to the news that Ben Affleck is Batman, the actor keenly understands. He shared the feeling. “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,” Affleck told Playboy in a recent interview.

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"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."

Sounds like Affleck has given this some serious thought, and given what we said about 5 reasons Ben Affleck as Batman will work, it appears that we’re on the same page as Affleck and Snyder!

"The stuff was incredible,” Affleck said of what he’s seen so far of Snyder’s Batman.

“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."

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