When it was announced that two-time Oscar winner Ben Affleck would be playing Batman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming film Batman vs. Superman, fans lost their minds. Still weeks after the decision came down, fans haven’t yet made peace with the choice to cast Affleck, but despite fan pushback we are getting the first details about what we can expect from Affleck as Batman.
While speaking about the type of Batman Affleck will play, Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara went into brief detail about where Batman is in his career when the events of Batman vs. Superman pick up in 2015.
With a 41-year-old actor in the role it was clear that the movie would not be featuring a fresh-faced version of the Caped Crusader. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara has described the new version of Batman as “tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for awhile.”
At first, when screenwriter David S. Goyer initially hinted at the idea of Batman in the Snyder-verse, he said Batman would be younger than he was in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and may have even been inspired by Superman. But now that Affleck is in the role, things have changed and we are drifting more towards an adaptation of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns than we are another Batman origin story.
Batman vs. Superman seems like it will land somewhere in between an origin story and The Dark Knight Returns but the expectations are high no matter what and releasing details about the new Batman only heighten the hype.
[H/T: Cinema Blend]