Ben Affleck's Batman to be "tired, weary and seasoned"

News Simon Brew
13 Sep 2013 - 09:30

Get ready for a more experienced Batman, as Ben Affleck's take on the caped crusader will feature no origin story...

Dig into the extensive comic book history of Batman, and there are indispensible stories from pretty much every stage of his crime-battling and investigative career. Yet the movies to date have gone with an origin, or aimed young to middle-aged. That said, Christopher Nolan's films obviously spent a lot of time exploring the metaphorical weight of wearing the cape and cowl.

So where will Ben Affleck's Batman sit? Well, according to the CEO of Warner Bros, Kevin Tsujihara, the Batman we're going to see in Zack Snyder's Batman/Superman movie will be "tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for a while". "We think it's going to be huge", Tsujihara noted.

This is promising. The screen has been shy about portraying ageing and aged superheroes in major blockbuster, and if this paves the way for a live action take on The Dark Knight Returns at some point in the future, then we're all for it.

On the sizeable reaction to the casting of Affleck, incidentally, Tsujihara added that "Ben is perfect for the vision Zack has for that character. The fact that you saw such a passionate response in the blogosphere is really kind of a testament to the love that people have for this character".

More news on the Batman/Superman movie as we hear it...


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