WB Says Ben Affleck’s Batman Will be Tired, Weary, and Seasoned


Batman by Alex Ross

Apparently at this point I’m the only person who thinks getting Ben Affleck to play Batman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming untitled “Batman/Superman” movie was a real coup for Warner Bros. Every other fanboy on the planet will disagree with that statement, but hey, opinions are like you know what, everyone’s got two or three.

Warner Bros., on the other hand, seems pretty gung-ho about the casting, and in a recent meeting with investor types, studio CEO Kevin Tsujihara somehow ended up talking about Affleck playing Batman. Hell, I didn’t even know topics like this came up during shareholder meetings. Do people who wear suits and buy stocks care about comic book movies? I guess they do, if it’s going to be THE movie they’ll be depending on to make them all those sweet green cash. I hear that’s important to these shareholder types.

Ben AffleckTalking yesterday, Tsujihara described the Affleck version of Batman that will be showing up in “Batman/Superman” as “tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for awhile”.

He also goes on to add:

We think it’s going to be huge. We think it’s the perfect springboard for Batman and Superman. 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 promises “a lot of announcements” about some upcoming projects between Warner and their D.C. Comics partners, which I take it to mean more D.C. Comic book characters will be coming to the big screen sometime soon. That “Justice League” movie, for instance.

Or perhaps that Wonder Woman movie, which last we heard, Max Landis of “Chronicle” fame was pitching to the studio.

Zack Snyder, who directed Henry Cavill’s Superman reboot “Man of Steel”, will helm the untitled “Batman/Superman” movie, with David Goyer scripting. Christopher Nolan is also producing the film, expected to launch in 2015.

Via : Variety

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Love that scene. Something along those lines would be great for the film. I really liked how Batman found out Clark’s secret identity after Supes “peaked” under the mask. I hope we don’t get too weary of a Batman though then he’ll be so depressing.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    You are not alone! I also think Ben Affleck is perfect for Batman and I cannot wait for him to prove the critics wrong.

  • Boomtube77

    How is Batman supposed to be tired and weary when in the first man of steel Superman is said to be the first superhero ever?! Guess they’re going back on back that huh? Some continuity…

    • JasOn Vu

      At the end of the day, wb JUST want your money, They will make up some BS in order to get it, same as this website.

  • JasOn Vu

    the first batman, that will have a beard and a beer belly