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Movie News: Affleck's Batman Not Going to be a Cheerful Chap

Written by Christian Jones Friday, 13 September 2013

Movie News

It’s good to know that some things just never change.

Take Batman for instance. If you were hoping for a bright and light Batman with the announcement that Ben Affleck would don the mantle for the MAN OF STEEL sequel last month, then be prepared for disappointment.

Yesterday whilst speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara stated that Affleck’s Batman will be “tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for a while.”

The casting of Affleck has proved to be controversial but Tsujihara deflected any negativity about the decision by saying, “Ben is perfect for the vision Zack has for that character. The fact that you saw such a passionate response in the blogosphere is really kind of a testament to the love that people have for this character.”

He also stated that the studio “could not be happier” with the global performance of MAN OF STEEL, which has grossed $660 million to date.

Tsujihara concluded with the promise that “a lot of announcements” are forthcoming from the DC Comics unit of Warner Bros.

Source: Variety 

Batflek art by Grant Kempster

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