When “Justice League” director Zack Snyder offered a sneak peek last month at the Dark Knight’s Tactical Batsuit, he undoubtedly sparked plenty of questions among fans: What’s the new suit for? How many Batsuits are there in the film? And so on. Luckily now Batman actor Ben Affleck is here with answers — well, an answer.
While promoting his new film “The Accountant,” Affleck was asked by “Extra’s” Mario Lopez about the Caped Crusader’s new threads. The actor was surprisingly forthcoming, at least initially, before acknowledging he can’t reveal too much.
“There’s two suits in ‘Justice League,'” he said, “one that we’ve seen before and then one that the he augments because of the nature of the nature of the … mission, which I can’t give away.”
Whether that mission is against Apokoliptian military leader Steppenwolf, the film’s primary antagonist, or Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke, is anybody’s guess at this point.
“It was a chance for them to play with the suit and add elements to it and make it and kind of tech it out,” Affleck continued, “and I thought they did a really good job. It was really fun.”
Affleck was far less forthcoming when Lopez brought up that he’ll be directing the upcoming Batman solo film, responding simply, “That’s right, that’s what they say,” before adding that “The Accountant” co-star J.K. Simmons will be in it. “I want to do all my movies with J.K.,” he added with a grin.
Simmons, who debuts as Commissioner Gordon in “Justice League,” will reprise his role in the Batman movie, joining Affleck as Bruce Wayne, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth and Manganiello as Deathstroke. While not many details have been revealed about Snyder’s “Justice League,” even less is known about the Batman movie.
Affleck will direct and star in the film, which he’s writing with DC Entertainment President Geoff Johns. The actor told reporters visiting the “Justice League” set in June that he doesn’t want to make the Batman film until the script is just right.
“I’m not happy enough with it yet to actually go out there and make a Batman movie, for which I have the highest of standards,” he said. “That’s something that would have to pass a very high bar for me. It’s not just, ‘Yeah, that might be fun, let’s go try this out.’”
Affleck will next be seen in “The Accountant,” which opens Oct. 20. “Justice League,” which also stars Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher, arrives in theaters Nov. 17, 2017.
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