Ben Affleck On Doing Something Different Yet Keeping Tradition With BATMAN; Says He Believes In Zack Snyder’s Vision
Ever since Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman, there has only been one set of quotes from the man himself on the subject. Those particular quotes came from when he went to Jimmy Fallon, and talked about being excited for the role. A lot of fans are hopeful that Affleck can do the role justice, just as the most recent Batman, Christian Bale did.
However, Affleck is relishing the challenge of keeping the tradition of Batman alive, yet putting his own stamp on the character. He sat down with 411 to discuss being cast as Batman where he said, “Initially I was reluctant as I felt I didn’t fit the traditional mold but once Zack showed me the concept, and that it would be both different from the great movies that Chris and Christian made but still in keeping with tradition I was excited. Doing something different and new is always tricky and part of the thrill and the risk is that initially it confounds expectations.” Affleck likes what he sees in Snyder’s vision, that is for sure. “The truth is, it’s the movie and the execution of it is what all the actors depend on and I believe in Zack’s vision,” he explained.
During the interview it was also brought up that Warner Brother CEO Kevin Tsujihara said that Batman will be a little war weary, a fact that which Affleck confirmed. “Yes, Kevin described it aptly,” he said. “I don’t want to go further because I want to be able to capitalize on what is new about this iteration by having it be a surprise to the audience.” He also revealed that he doesn’t have a favorite past Batman by saying it’s been done well so many times.
While he didn’t shatter the Earth, and reveal much, it’s nice to hear something new from Affleck regarding the movie. Zack Snyder has already shot a scene for the film, a football scene, and while there has been info to try and disprove it, rumor is Affleck was there as well. Superman/Batman is said to be kicking in to high gear for production in early 2014, so make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy for the latest.
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