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Ben Affleck: I Don’t “Fit the Traditional Mold” for Batman


When Ben Affleck was named as the next Batman for the upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel, it seemed as if everyone had an opinion.

While many people expressed that they felt the “Argo” star wasn’t right for the part, it’s pretty surprising that Affleck himself was among them.

Speaking with 411 Mania’s Al Norton, Affleck revealed that he almost did not sign on for the Batman vs. Superman feature.

“Initially I was reluctant as I felt I didn’t fit the traditional mold,” he told Norton, “but once [director Zack Snyder] showed me the concept, and that it would be both different from the great movies that [Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale] made but still in keeping with tradition, I was excited.”

Though the actor kept it vague in order to “capitalize on what is new about this iteration by having it be a surprise to the audience,” he confirmed that this new Batman is not the same as Bale’s interpretation.

Affleck echoed Warner Brothers CEO Kevin Tsujihara’s sentiments, in which he described Batman as “tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for awhile,” according to Norton.

The untitled Batman vs. Superman film is prepping for production in 2014 for a release on July 17, 2015. Does this change your mind about Ben as Batman?

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