Ben Affleck Will Be A “Tired And Weary” Batman In ‘Batman vs Superman’
Friday, September 13th, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Of all the notable members of the Justice League, Batman is the most vulnerable due to his lack of superpowers. Of course he makes up for it all with his detective skills and training. We saw what a Batman who has past his prime looks like in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises. Forced out of retirement, and in his obviously weak and hobbled condition, Batman was thrust back into the crimefighting world, and nearly got killed.
We know that Ben Affleck will be playing an older and more experienced Batman in Batman vs Superman, the tentatively titled Man of Steel sequel, but now we are now learning how long Zack Snyder‘s iteration of Batman has been in the crimefighting game.
At a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference, Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara told investors that Affleck’s Batman is “kind of tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for a while.”
Responding to the Affleck casting controversy, Tsujihara added that Affleck “is perfect for the vision….We think it’s going to be huge.”
If Batman is as seasoned as Tsujihara says he is, it would indicate that there are heroes already established in their respective cities, at least for Batman. It would also lead us to believe that whatever happens in the Man of Steel sequel, there will be other heroes watching said events unfold and be inspired to become heroes themselves. It should be interesting to see how screenwriter David S. Goyer creates this world.
Deadline was the first to report on this.
So what do you think about a Batman that is “tired and weary”? Is it the right fit?