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Justice League Features a More ‘Traditional’ Batman, Affleck Says

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Justice League Features a More ‘Traditional’ Batman, Affleck Says

The Dark Knight seen in Justice League will be decidedly different from the one introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, according to star Ben Affleck.

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Instead of working alone, Batman is instead forced to function within a team. “He’s put in this position of having to reach out, find other people, convincing them to do something,” Affleck told Entertainment Weekly. “Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It’s very different from the tenor of the last movie.”

In Batman v Superman, the Dark Knight was an angry vigilante in search of revenge, with Affleck conceded “departed a little bit from the traditional Batman.” “He started out with all this rage directed at Superman,” he added, “because of his co-workers who had died in the fight Superman had with Zod.”

While the traditional Batman can be very much the loner, he’s usually depicted with a strict moral code that offers no place for murder or gun violence. Batman v Superman depicted a very different character, one who “was holding on to a lot of anger, in a little bit of an irrational way,” Affleck admitted.

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By contrast, the actor said the Bruce Wayne in Justice League “is a much more traditional Batman. He’s heroic. He does things in his own way, but he wants to save people, help people.”

“This is more in keeping with the canon of how Batman’s usually been portrayed, and how he’s portrayed vis a vis the Justice League in the comics,” Affleck continued. “This is more the Batman you would find if you opened up your average Batman comic book.”

Arriving Nov. 17, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.

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