LOS ANGELES: Ben Affleck has revealed that his portrayal of Batman will differ from that of
Christian Bale’s in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ movies.
The 43-year-old actor said that his version of the Dark Knight will be much more frustrated.
“Christopher Nolan used his Batman to tell a finite story. My version is different, but remains faithful to the Batman mythology and all the themes associated with it,” Affleck said.
“Nolan’s Batman isn’t part of a universe where other superheroes exist as well. Here because we’re working towards the Justice League there’s Superman, and it’s a world populated with super beings. This situation generates an altogether new reality.”
Affleck suggested that Batman will embrace his billionaire lifestyle more wholeheartedly, saying that he “plays a bit more” the playboy side of the character.
“He lives that life at full tilt. He courts many women, owns many cars, and parties a lot. He does that as a way to fill the void in his soul.”
“Moreover, past incarnations dealt with a straightforward search for justice. This time, Batman’s reasoning is clouded by frustration, bitterness and anger.”
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ will release in cinemas March 25.