Warner Bros CEO Talks Briefly About Ben Affleck’s Batman And The Future Of DC Properties
At the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference, Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara talked a little bit about Ben Affleck‘s Batman and what kind of Caped Crusader we’ll see in Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel. Whether it’s called Batman vs. Superman, Superman vs. Batman, or something else remains to be seen.
During his presentation at the conference, Tsujihara told investors that Affleck‘s Bat would be “kind of tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for a while.” That fits with the rumors we’ve been hearing about a more Dark Knight Returns-esque Batman who is older and more seasoned compared to Henry Cavill‘s green around the gills Superman. Those characteristics will definitely help give Batman an advantage over the Man of Steel.
Despite all the controversy surrounding Batfleck‘s casting, Tsujihara says that Affleck “is perfect for the vision…We think it’s going to be huge.” While WB is laser-focused in on the Man of Steel sequel, Tsujihara says that film is only one example of how the DC Comics brand ties into all parts of their business. WB has three animated shows based on DC properties, two upcoming video games, and many direct-to-video movies like the upcoming Justice League: War. Tsujihara says that he loves “the way our slate is positioned going forward. We’re confident we can grow this business.” So there you go. WB is really happy about Affleck being an older and grittier Batman, but they’re really looking forward to expanding WB‘s DC properties even further. What do you think about Tsujihara‘s pitch?
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Source : Deadline