Ben Affleck won't 'emulate' Bale's Batman

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 December 2015
Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck insists his upcoming portrayal of Batman will not try to "compete with" or "emulate" Christian Bale's version in 'The Dark Knight' trilogy

Ben Affleck has insisted he doesn't want to "compete with" or "emulate" other Batman incarnations.

The Hollywood star is to portray the superhero in next year's hotly-anticipated movie 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', but insists his version of the Caped Crusader will be very different to Christian Bale's portrayal in director Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight' trilogy.

He said: "I don't want to compete with other incarnations, nor do I want to emulate them. Those versions belong in another universe. Christopher Nolan used his Batman to tell a finite story.

"My version is different, but remains faithful to the Batman mythology and all the themes associated with it."

One notable difference in the upcoming movie compared with Nolan's trilogy, 'Batman Begins', 'The Dark Knight' and 'The Dark Knight Rises', is that his motion picture will feature other superheroes - with Henry Cavill set to play Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, among others.

Speaking to French magazine Studio Cine Live, Affleck added: "The other difference is that Nolan's Batman isn't part of a universe where other superheroes exist as well.

"Here - because we're working towards the Justice League - there's Superman, and it's a world populated with super beings. This situation generates an altogether new reality."

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' is slated for UK released on March 25, 2016.

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