Ben Affleck promises a “more traditional Batman” in ‘Justice League’

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Entertainment Weekly is back with more from their recent conversation with Ben Affleck about Justice League. Some fans weren’t happy with how brutal and unforgiving Affleck’s Batman was in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Affleck said that his Batman is “more traditional” in Justice League.

“BvS departed a little bit from the traditional Batman,” Affleck said. “He started out with all this rage directed at Superman, because of his coworkers who had died in the fight Superman had with Zod. He was holding on to a lot of anger, in a little bit of an irrational way. Whereas this is a much more traditional Batman. He’s heroic. He does things in his own way, but he wants to save people, help people.”

“This is more in keeping with the canon of how Batman’s usually been portrayed, and how he’s portrayed vis a vis the Justice League in the comics,” he explained. “This is more the Batman you would find if you opened up your average Batman comic book.”

“Not that it’s average,” Affleck continued. “I think it’s a really cool story. Actually, it’s sort of a story about multilateralism. It’s not a bad theme to have!”

There’s a funny line in the Justice League trailer about Batman learning to “play well with others again”, and apparently the aspect of these heroes coming together adds a bit of drama to the movie.

“He’s put in this position of having to reach out, find other people, convincing them to do something,” Affleck explained. “Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It’s very different from the tenor of the last movie.”

Spoiler alert: I bet they come together.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly

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