At least for the time being, Ben Affleck is still DC’s Batman. Rumors and new film banners have brought up the question of Affleck’s future as the character, but heading into November’s Justice League, Ben is still the Bat. Coming off a win with Wonder Woman, DC would like to continue their their winning ways, and hope with reshoots they’ve made the necessary adjustments for another hit. Speaking recently with Us Weekly (via ComingSoon), the man currently under Batman’s cowl, Ben Affleck, spoke about how the Batman we will see in Justice League will be different from the one we saw in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
“In Batman v Superman, he was at the end of his rope. But in Justice League he’s finding hope again. He has to open up and play well with others. He knows he needs them.”
From having near hatred for Superman, to mourning the loss of his new Kryptonian friend, Batman is at a crossroads. Assembling the Justice League will give Batman some much needed focus. Bringing together the team will help him, as Affleck said, open up a little bit, and let at least a few people inside his walls. With the implied loss of Robin in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it seems as if this Batman has been working alone for a while now, and Affleck says he will have to adjust to being part of a team.
“But he’s really trying to make it work and develop a good relationship with all of them. He might be a mentor to The Flash.”
I think Batman learning to play well with others could be one of the funner parts of the film. One of the bigger criticisms of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, among other things, was that the film was too dark. The Flash also seems like he will be a source for humor and lightheartedness. We also know that the film had some reshoots for changing the tone of Cyborg’s character, so it does appear as if DC is trying to lighten up the film. I do have hope for the movie, though, I really don’t know what to expect from it. I hope the film is a success, as I would like to see the DC extended universe, over time, rise to the level of Marvel.
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