We all know that Ben Affleck plays a "seasoned" Batman in Dawn of Justice. His version of Bruce Wayne has been around longer and as a result has seen a lot more pain and devastation around him. In his latest interview, Affleck spoke about the character's inner demons and insecurities and explained how Robin's death and Wonder Woman's "inspiring" qualities affect his character in different ways.
"He's bitterly disappointed in the past that he's lost this guy who fought by his side," said Affleck talking about Robin (via Entertainment Weekly). "That character's death must have been devastating to him, and he's suffered. We get the sense that he's suffered a lot of devastating losses before this movie even starts."
When asked about how Wonder Woman plays into Batman's thinking considering that she's been doing this for ages — much longer than him, Affleck replied: "It inspires in him the idea that well, if there's one of these kinds of people out there, then maybe there are in fact more. If there are more, then maybe that's hopeful and also terrifying to him, because then they could make humans even more powerless — or they could serve on our side. You've got to remember that Batman is the world's greatest detective, and if he suspects that there may be more, and if he suspects in particular that Diana may be somebody special, he gets inspired."
Starring Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor) in key roles, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theatres on 25 March 2016.