“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is just days away from its showing date, and Ben Affleck’s recent interview confirms the hate of his Batman character towards Henry Cavill’s Superman, saying that his Batman is projecting a certain level of cynicism towards the Man of Steel.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Affleck discloses that his version of Batman echoes the kind of dark guy that Bruce Wayne is.
“… He’s also always been kind of a dark guy. You can’t go out at night and avenge crime the way he does, obviously, without a darker view of the world, but you can see that this probably contributes in some degree to the greater cycle of violence. And that doesn’t put an end to crime. There’s a line about weeds just cropping up and criminals are like weeds, you just pull more of them and they grow back. He’s very disillusioned and very bitter,” Affleck shares.
While Affleck’s Batman harbors hatred towards Superman, the same thing cannot be said about his sentiments towards Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. Although he also entertains the possibility that having more of Wonder Woman’s kind can be dangerous, as they can make mere human beings even become more powerless, the Amazonian warrior princess-turned female superhero inspires the Dark Knight as it fuels his hope that there can be more like her who can actually serve for the protection of humanity.
“… You’ve got to remember that Batman is the world’s greatest detective, and if he suspects that there may be more, and if he suspects in particular that Diana may be somebody special, he gets inspired,” Affleck adds.
When asked as to how he wants people to remember his Batman, Affleck says that he’d rather leave the judgment to the moviegoers. However, he shares what the viewers can expect from his Batman in the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie, describing him as someone who is worn out physically, psychologically, and emotionally, gray-haired, and was questioning if his decision to become Batman was all worth it. As it is the first time of his Batman to face supernatural forces in the movie, the way he interpreted Batman’s way of confronting and dealing with the situation is his contribution to the Batman character in the particular movie.
Meanwhile, Zack Snyder, director of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” revealed in an interview with IGN that he was interested in getting another Batman actor, Christian Bale, for a role in the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie, not as Batman, though. He reasoned that Bale’s Batman, as seen in Chris Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy, was not fit for his interpretation of a world where Batman and Superman can co-exist.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens this March 25.