Ben Affleck talks about Justice League’s tone shift and how his Batman is different

Cineplex Magazine caught up with Ben Affleck, who is currently promoting his new movie Live By Night. The Batman portion of their interview focused on Justice League, which is just 10 months away! Affleck explained how the movie’s tone will be different than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

“Justice League, you probably saw the teaser that came out of Comic-Con; I thought it is nicely emblematic of the kind of minor tone shift and segue in storytelling,” he said, comparing it to Batman v Superman. “It’s a little bit lighter, the characters are a little bit more comfortable in themselves, so they can express a wider array of emotions. And there are just more people in it, so it’s more fun. It’s all of these different characters bumping up against each other and the team dynamic offers a lot of dramatic possibility.”

But they did get in a question about The Batman as well, Affleck said what you’ve heard a million times by now. “We’re still working on it, taking a little extra time and a little extra care to really get it right on paper first. But it’s looking very good and I’m excited about it.”

Affleck also touched on how his Batman is different from other actors who have played him, but also in Justice League.

“It’s different in terms of tone and, obviously, just a different actor,” Affleck said of his Dark Knight. “I think the most profound difference is that I’m playing the part at an older age than those guys were when they played it, and it’s about a guy who’s had a long life of this experience, rather than someone who’s just setting out on the journey to become this guy. He’s older and wiser, I guess. And he was pretty pissed off in Batman v Superman, but now it’s not about finding revenge in Justice League, it’s about protecting the Earth. So the feel is different.”

SOURCE: Cineplex Magazine