We know that a lot of things are changing in the upcoming DCEU Justice League film. Joss Whedon is doing $25 million in reshoots, changing the music, and potentially giving us a whole new movie. It now looks like part of that will include a Ben Affleck Batman with a slightly different attitude than we got to see in Batman v Superman. In a new chat with EW, Affleck explained where Batman was coming from in BvS and what we can expect from him in Justice League.
First, on the BvS Batman:
“BvS departed a little bit from the traditional Batman. He started out with all this rage directed at Superman, because of his coworkers who had died in the fight Superman had with Zod. He was holding on to a lot of anger, in a little bit of an irrational way.”
So, what’s different now?
“[T]his is a much more traditional Batman. He’s heroic. He does things in his own way, but he wants to save people, help people … This is more in keeping with the canon of how Batman’s usually been portrayed, and how he’s portrayed vis a vis the Justice League in the comics. This is more the Batman you would find if you opened up your average Batman comic book … not that it’s average. I think it’s a really cool story.”
“He’s put in this position of having to reach out, find other people, convincing them to do something. Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It’s very different from the tenor of the last movie … Actually, it’s sort of a story about multilateralism. It’s not a bad theme to have!”