Ben Affleck has been opening up about playing Bruce Wayne, aka Batman in Justice League in a recent London press junket, with the actor saying it was fun to “have a kind of dry wit” and play a more “traditional” version of the superhero than he did in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Speaking at the event, he explained: “Batman, who is by nature, not necessarily anti-social, but [pretty much] a loner, and in this movie he’s thrust into the role of not only having to work with people but bring them together and convince them to come in and try to be some kind of gel with Wonder Woman to hold all of that community effort together and that was a really interesting thing to play for me, and it also does take us to a more traditional version of Batman in the Justice League comics and his role with the Justice League vs the less traditional version in Batman v Superman where he was blinded by rage and wanted to take on Superman.
“So, it was a lot of fun for me, I also got to have a kind of dry wit, I got to play off Ezra [Miller], which was a lot of fun because he’s so funny and Bruce is always on the verge of exasperation. It was fun to show some other colours for sure.”
Miller of course is taking on the role of Barry Allen in the film, otherwise known as The Flash, and will be joining the Justice League alongside Affleck’s Batman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher’s Cyborg and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, as well as the rumoured returning Superman, played by Henry Cavill.
Forced to work together whether they like it or not, the group will tackle one of the most dangerous threats to planet earth in the form of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons, all of whom are searching for a trio of Mother Boxes scattered around the globe. Whether or not they’ll be able to get the job done however remains to be seen…
Justice League comes to cinemas across the UK on November 17, 2017.
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