DC fans were left divided when Batman teamed-up with Wonder Woman and Superman the last time – in 2016's Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice – in a bid to protect humanity from Doomsday. The Dark Knight was portrayed having all rage and fury, directed especially against the Kryptonian hero.
However, fans will get to see a very different side to Batman, when the Ben Affleck-played superhero makes his return in the upcoming DC film, Justice League. In fact, this time it would be "the Batman you would find if you opened up your average Batman comic book."
Teasing his new role as a team player in the Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa and (possibly) Henry Cavill-starrer ensemble movie, Affleck said, "[Batman's] put in this position of having to reach out, find other people, convincing them to do something."
"Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It's very different from the tenor of the last movie," the 45-year-old actor explained to EW.
Indeed, the Batman we saw in the Dawn of Justice was a stark departure from the usual Gotham City vigilante. But, when Bruce Wayne's alter ego makes a comeback in the Justice League, Affleck assures, it would be a more traditional Batman.
"BvS departed a little bit from the traditional Batman. He started out with all this rage directed at Superman, because of his coworkers who had died in the fight Superman had with Zod," Affleck said before explaining his character's new role in JL. "This is a much more traditional Batman. He's heroic. He does things in his own way, but he wants to save people, help people," he added.
And even though Batman might not be unleashing fury in the upcoming blockbuster, that doesn't mean Affleck's character will be a leaning towards average.
"It's a really cool story. Actually, it's sort of a story about multilateralism. It's not a bad theme to have!" the DC star teased.
Justice League arrives in the theaters on 17 November, 2017.