Ben Affleck Says JUSTICE LEAGUE’s Batman Will Be Way Less Angry

Sounds like Bats is getting toned down for his next onscreen adventure.

The Batman we were introduced to in Zack Snyder's Batman V. Superman was, you may recall, constantly angry. A bit of a party pooper, even. This was par for the course on that particular film (almost everyone is furious in Batman V. Superman), but according to Ben Affleck, the Batman we'll see in this November's Justice League will be way more chill.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly (as quoted by The Playlist), Affleck describes the Batman of Justice League as being more in line with the classic interpretation of the character:

“(Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice) departed a little bit from the traditional Batman. He started out with all this rage directed at Superman, because of his coworkers who had died in the fight Superman had with Zod. He was holding on to a lot of anger, in a little bit of an irrational way. Whereas (Justice League has) a much more traditional Batman. He’s heroic. He does things in his own way, but he wants to save people, help people.”

Well, hey! We certainly like the sound of that! A way-less-enraged Batman - perhaps one who's less inclined to brand criminals with his Bat symbol - is something we'd definitely be interested in.

Affleck goes on to add:

“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. This is more the Batman you would find if you opened up your average Batman comic book.”

All of this falls right in line with everything we've been hearing about Justice League: that it'll dial down the dark-n-gritty, that it'll be more "fun", and that it will contain absolutely zero scenes where a superhero is framed for murder in a dastardly plot involving a jar of urine. We sincerely hope all of this chatter is true.

Guess we'll know soon enough: Justice League arrives on November 17th. You ready for it?

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