Movie News: Ben Affleck Speaks on Being Batman in MAN OF STEEL Sequel

Written by Jack Bottomley Friday, 25 October 2013

Movie News

Another bat day, more bat news. The sequel to Man of Steel has already had enough coverage to fill a newspaper and it's only going to increase. Well as the dark knight rises to the mantle to confront/work with Superman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming blockbuster, ‘Benman’ himself spoke to Al Norton and 411 mania.com about the film and his role in it. Here's a sample of that interview:

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Norton: Do you remember your first thought when the idea of you playing Batman was originally presented to you and was there a tipping point in your decision making process, a moment where you started to think, "I really want to do this"?

Affleck: 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. 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.

Norton: Warner Brothers CEO Kevin Tsujihara recently said that this version of Batman would be "tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for awhile"...Is that how you envisioned him as well and what would you add to the description on the Bruce Wayne side of things?

Affleck: Yes, Kevin described it aptly. 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.

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Well as the film moves towards the principal photography stage of production, you will no doubt be hearing more from the set. Stay tuned for more updates on the gargantuan feature, flying to Cinemas on July 17th 2015.

Batflek art by Grant Kempster

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