THE DARK KNIGHT Composer Hans Zimmer On Why Ben Affleck's Batman Isn't As Good As Christian Bale's
The Dark Knight Trilogy composer Hans Zimmer talks here about why he prefers Christian Bale's Batman to the version currently portrayed by Ben Affleck in the DC Films Universe. Read on for details...
Don't worry, though, it has nothing to do with the controversy surrounding Ben Affleck's Batman taking out criminals like The Punisher. Instead, he struggled to move on to another Dark Knight after spending so much time composing for Christian Bale's. "It just did my brain in to have written Christian Bale as Batman, and suddenly it’s Ben Affleck," he explained. "And it felt like I was betraying everything Christian had done. So there’s a certain amount of loyalty attached to those movies, as well."
Zimmer then went on to elaborate on that and it sounds like Affleck's portrayal of Batman compared to Bale's played a role in why he moved on from the DC Films Universe and superheroes in general.
"I spent months trying to come up with something for Ben. The Batman that I know and the one I learned is the one that Christian did, and Ben plays it differently. And I can’t quite shake that off. For me, the Christian Bale character was always completely unresolved. It was always about that moment at the beginning of the first movie, where he sees his parents getting killed. It was basically arrested development. The Ben character is more middle-aged, he seems to be grumpy as hell but I didn’t feel the pain that I felt in Christian’s performance. And it was that pain that made be interested."
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