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Ben Affleck to bring fatigue and weariness to Batman role

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Ben Affleck (Flickr Nivrae)
Ben Affleck (Flickr Nivrae)

As fans come to grips with the fact that Ben Affleck will be the next Batman, it might provide them some solace to know that he won’t be playing the dynamic young hero portrayed in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. Instead, he will be older, grizzled, and burnt out. At an investor meeting on Thursday, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara described Affleck’s Batman as "tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for a while," reports Variety.

Affleck's Batman is slated to appear in a Superman crossover in 2015, with Zack Snyder directing and Henry Cavill reprising his role as the Man of Steel. Expounding on the casting decision, Tsujihara added that "Ben is perfect for the vision Zack has for that character." And it sounds like there are more DC Comics projects in the works: the CEO reportedly indicated that "a lot of announcements" are on the way.

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