Affleck’s Batman ‘Tired And Weary’ & More DC Teases

dc-logo-252x300We’ve gotten some hints as to what to expect when Ben Affleck dons the cowl to portray Batman in the upcoming Batman/Superman film. Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara described this version as:

…tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for awhile…

At an investor gathering this past Thursday dubbed, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference, the CEO addressed the casting and movie and some more.

Tsujihara said Affleck was “perfect” for the film that Zack Snyder returns to direct. He added:

We think it’s going to be huge.

The CEO also described the blogosphere’s reaction as “passionate” which is putting it nicely. Addressing the Man of Steel’s performance, Tsujihara said the studio “could not be happier” as the film has grossed $660 million worldwide.

Also said:

We think it’s the perfect springboard for Batman and Superman. Ben is perfect for the vision Zack has for that character. The fact that you saw such a passionate response in the blogosphere is really kind of a testament to the love that people have for this character.

Affleck’s casting was announced August 22 causing an internet meltdown. He’ll be acting opposite of Henry Cavill’s Superman. The movie will be out in 2015.

What’s more interesting is what wasn’t said, but hinted at. Tsujihara also indicated that there will be “a lot of announcements” coming out the DC Comics which is owned by Warner Bros. There is currently three DC-based animated television shows as well as the CW’s Arrow television show and the rumored to be coming Flash television show.

(via Variety)

2 comments

  • A Flash television show? I’m not sure how that is going to work, but it does sound interesting.
    I for one have pretty high hopes for Ben Affleck’s Batman, I can’t wait to see how he portrays the character. Hopefully the rumours about Justin Bieber wanting in on this movie are false though, because his presence might ruin it a little for me.