Ben Affleck's Batman will be "tired and weary," this according to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who discussed Affleck's casting as the Caped Crusader in "Man of Steel 2" with investors on Thursday.
Deadline.com was first to report Tsujihara's statements on Affleck's casting in the Warner Bros. sequel, a decision that caused much controversy in the fanboy community after it was announced last month.
"We think it's going to be huge," Tsujihara said of the film, which will star Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman (Zack Snyder, the man behind "Man of Steel," will direct). As anticipated, the Batman character Affleck will inhabit is older and maybe even wiser than the one portrayed by Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy. (Tsujihara said the character has been "doing it for a while.") That jibes with what Warner Bros. teased at Comic-Con this summer, when the studio officially announced the Batman versus Superman film. (Harry Lennix, who co-starred in "Man of Steel," read a section of Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" to the audience during the Comic-Con announcement: "I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.")
"Man of Steel 2" is set for release in 2015. More from Tsujihara can be found at Deadline.com.