Whereas it was launched months in the past, we nonetheless have not stopped discussing and dissecting Justice League. Zack Snyder’s workforce up movie had some majorly excessive stakes for the DCEU, because it was tasked with a ton of world constructing and character introductions, with a particularly short runtime. What resulted was a little bit of a frankenstein movie, which nonetheless confirmed enchancment over Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice. One of many largest enhancements was the lighter tone, together with the characterization of Ben Affleck’s Batman. Whereas his first movie was filled with hatred and a surprising quantity of murders, Justice League‘s Batman was a workforce chief who even cracked the occasional joke or two. Affleck lately spoke to this modification in his character, saying:
I like this model of Batman so much. It was so much to hold across the hazard of being indignant and resentful of Superman the entire time, which led to a darker tone. And with this one, Batman shouldn’t be a Joker and isn’t as humorous, however is hilarious, because the straight man to Flash and different folks. That is a pleasant dynamic to get to play off of anyone and have slightly bit extra irony and have slightly bit extra self-awareness, slightly bit extra enjoyable with the film. That was nice.
Ben Affleck’s feedback to Daily Sabah exhibits how glad he was with the modifications to Batman, which can be a very good signal for his future throughout the DC Prolonged Universe. Whereas Affleck was ultimately set to direct and star within the Batman solo film, he ended up dropping out of the director place. Since then, there was massive speculation as how lengthy he’ll really be taking part in the Darkish Knight, with CinemaBlend and different publications itemizing the possible replacements and exit methods for Bruce Wayne. Affleck has since been confirmed for a role in Flashpoint, simply including to the confusion of the fandom.
However for now we are able to take pleasure in a Batman who’s just a bit bit nearer to the comics than a few of his earlier appearances. Batfleck is not an ideal adaptation, however there’s nonetheless plenty to celebrate concerning the newest silver display screen model of the character. The motion sequences particularly are thrilling, feeling just like gameplay from the Arkham sequence. And a Batman who has had a protracted and exhausting historical past as a vigilante offers a brand new perspective on the character from what we noticed in Christopher Nolan’s Darkish Knight trilogy.
It ought to be fascinating to see how Ben Affleck’s model of Batman modifications in future appearances. Freed from the guilt revolving round Superman’s loss of life, we should always see a realistic chief of the Justice League who will depend on the opposite heroes. Hopefully we’ll even be aware about the plans that he usually formulates to take down his allies, ought to they be compromised.