Prepare for a slightly more humorous Batman.
As the Dark Knight prepares to once again rise in next year’s Justice League, Ben Affleck has teased a number of changes for the iconic superhero character. While we’ve already gotten a sneak peek at Batman’s upgraded Batmobile, which looks incredible by the way, the Dawn of Justice star opened up about the changes you can expect to see in Gotham’s nocturnal hero in Zack Snyder’s upcoming blockbuster.
“Yeah, he’s [got] a little bit more sardonic humor, a little more irony,” Affleck recently told IGN. “And now he’s on a mission to get this group together. To constitute this League. But more of his, that sort of Bruce Wayne, wry, ironic gallows humor comes out. He’s not like a ‘haha’ jokey, but that sort of stuff comes out a little bit. A bit of his sort of darker humor stuff is present.”
While a wry Batman may sound like a welcome adjustment to the fans who were disappointment by the serious, gloomy tone of Dawn of Justice, Affleck says the Caped Crusader is all about “finding hope” in next year’s Justice League.
“This is now not a guy at the end of his rope but kind of a guy at the beginning,” the actor continued. “Starting over, reborn and believing. Finding hope. The thing that he’s hopeful for he’s holding onto desperately. And he really believes in this idea of forming this group. I can definitely say that. That starts him off and that’s his core mission here. Obviously that’s something different because that’s a guy who’s not nihilistic, he hasn’t given up. He deeply believes that this is something that needs to happen and he’s in the awkward position of being kind of out there with a cup in his hand like, you know, ‘Believe in this, this is a good idea.’”
You can read IGN’s extensive interview with Ben Affleck in its entirety right here.
Justice League is scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 17, 2017.