Ben Affleck's New Batman Will Be 'Tired and Weary' in 'Man of Steel 2'
Now that most of the knee-jerk negativity has died down after Warner Bros. announced Ben Affleck would be playing Batman in Man of Steel 2 (or Superman vs. Batman), it's time to start getting into the details of this new Caped Crusader and how he'll interact with The Big Blue Boy Scout. At an investor meeting, Variety reports Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara hyped up the new film going into production with Zack Snyder behind the camera early next year. First addressing the negative opinion of Affleck, Tsujihara said the actor is "perfect" for this Batman, adding the obvious, "We think it’s going to be huge."
Honestly, even if Warner Bros. cast Carrot Top as Batman, this was still going to be a big movie (some fans might even prefer that considering his muscle mass nowadays). But the real focus now should be on what kind of Batman we're going to be dealing with. Though he didn't reveal any story details, Tsujihara said that this version of the Dark Knight would be "tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for awhile." That goes hand-in-hand with what we heard when names like Josh Brolin were being considered for the role of a more rugged, established Batman. It makes sense following the way Snyder chose to reveal Batman's inclusion in the Man of Steel sequel by way of an except from The Dark Knight Returns.
Now we just have to wait and see what kind of story this older, grizzled Batman will be involved with. We know that when shooting in Detroit begins, the city will act as both Metropolis and Gotham City. Of course, we're still waiting to learn whether or not Lex Luthor will be a villain, and who will play him if that's the case. Bryan Cranston recently confirmed that he has no idea about the rumors swirling around him being cast for multiple movies as the bald nemesis, but we still proposed plenty of other options if Luthor becomes an integral role in the film. Stay tuned for anymore updates.