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Ben Affleck’s Batman Isn’t Like the Other Batmans—He’s Angry, You See


Previously on Angry Batman…

In an interview with Studio Cine Live, Ben Affleck shed some light on his version of the Dark Knight and said that his rendition of Batman in Batman v Superman will be much more angry and bitter. Affleck’s predecessors have mostly previously played Batman as a focused detective-type hero who had his stuff mostly together. That’s not how Affleck wants to roll. He said:

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He courts many women, owns many cars, and parties a lot. He does that as a way to fill the void in his soul. Moreover, past incarnations dealt with a straightforward search for justice. This time, Batman’s reasoning is clouded by frustration, bitterness and anger.

From the sound of it, this frustration and anger will also affect the Bruce Wayne side of things. It’ll be interesting to see how Affleck plays his version of the playboy bachelor. I guess all those times we called Batman “pouty” or “angry” were actually pretty accurate.

Tell us: Are you curious about Affleck’s take on the Bat? What kind of Batman would you like to see on the big screen?

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Jessica Lachenal
Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (, and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters ( She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.

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