Ben Affleck Talks Batman In The 'Man of Steel' Sequel

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In a recent interview with Playboy (I hear it still has great articles), Ben Affleck gave his thoughts on donning Batman's cape and cowl in the 2015 'Man of Steel' sequel. Are you wondering how Affleck could bring himself to play another superhero after 2003's disastrous 'Daredevil'? Well, Big Ben addresses that question, and it sound like he wasn't too keen on playing Batman at first.

Affleck couldn't divulge too much about plans for his portrayal of The Dark Knight, but he dropped a few hints about what to expect. The actor said he and director Zack Snyder want to "redefine" Batman, but their interpretation won't "compete" with Christopher Nolan's and Christian Bale's version.

IGN runs down the interview highlights in the video below.



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“When they asked if I would be Batman, I told them I don’t see myself in the role and I as 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.” - Ben Affleck

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Thanks to Ben Affleck Looks Forward to Batman, Laments ‘Daredevil’ – Spinoff Online – TV, Film, and Entertainment News Daily
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