Ben Affleck's Batman is 'different'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 January 2016
Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck insists his Batman is "different" to Christian Bale's and he'd never have taken on 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' if it was a direct sequel to the 'Dark Knight' trilogy

Ben Affleck insists his Batman is "different" to Christian Bale's.

The 43-year-old actor portrays the Caped Crusader in the upcoming 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' and insists he would never have taken on the role if he felt the movie was

a direct follow-on from the 'Dark Knight' trilogy.

He said: "If I thought we were just doing a sequel to the Christian Bale movies, I wouldn't have done it.

"They exist as three great movies but on their own, and I also wouldn't be comfortable with saying, 'We're gonna one-up that.'

"What I'm interested in is that we're doing something different."

Ben was offered the role shortly after winning an Oscar for 'Argo' and before filming 'Gone Girl'.

Though he was incredibly in demand at that point, he knew he had to take on the project as it was likely to be his last chance at tackling the superhero genre.

He told Empire magazine: "I probably was at the point of having, maybe, the most opportunities I've ever had in my career. And then this Batman thing came along.

"And, quite frankly, I thought there was probably not going to be another chance to be in a movie like this."

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