In an interview with 411, Ben Affleck talked about his recent casting as Batman and his initial reluctance to take the role. When asked about how his first thoughts when he was initially presented with the idea, Affleck says that he was reluctant because he didn't think he fit the mold until Zack Snyder showed him his concept for the character.
Initially I was reluctant as I felt I didn't fit the traditional mold but once Zack showed me the concept, and that it would be both different from the great movies that Chris and Christian made but still in keeping with tradition I was excited. Doing something different and new is always tricky and part of the thrill and the risk is that initially it confounds expectations. The truth is, it's the movie and the execution of it is what all the actors depend on and I believe in Zack's vision.
The interviewer then goes on to ask Affleck about Warner Brothers' CEO Kevin Tsujihara's recent comments that the Batman in Man of Steel 2 would be "tired, weary, and seasoned" and if that's how he envisioned the character, Affleck pretty much says yes and declines to go into further detail.
Yes, Kevin described it aptly. I don't want to go further because I want to be able to capitalize on what is new about this iteration by having it be a surprise to the audience.
And finally, when asked which actor is his favorite Batman Affleck says that it's been done very well in the past.
It has been done very well many times before.
Man of Steel 2 has already started filming and is set for a 2015 release.
Posted by Dane Haji