He courts many women, drives many cars: Ben Affleck on his Batman

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Dec 21, 2015 14:19 IST
Affleck and his Bruce Wayne smirk stole the BvS trailer.

Actor Ben Affleck has revealed that his Batman will be more of a partying playboy than Christian Bale’s in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight movies.

The 43-year-old actor told French magazine Studio Cine Live that his version of the Dark Knight will be much more frustrated, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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“Christopher Nolan used his Batman to tell a finite story. My version is different, but remains faithful to the Batman mythology and all the themes associated with it,” Affleck said.

“Nolan’s Batman isn’t part of a universe where other superheroes exist as well. Here - because we’re working towards the Justice League - there’s Superman, and it’s a world populated with super beings. This situation generates an altogether new reality.”

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Affleck suggested that Batman will embrace his billionaire lifestyle more wholeheartedly, saying that he “plays a bit more” to the playboy side of the character. “He lives that life at full tilt. He courts many women, owns many cars, and parties a lot. He does that as a way to fill the void in his soul.”

Batman wants to fill the void in his soul.

“Moreover, past incarnations dealt with a straightforward search for justice. This time, Batman’s reasoning is clouded by frustration, bitterness and anger.” Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will release in cinemas March 25.

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