BVS: DOJ Producer On Casting Ben Affleck: "We Wanted Batman To Tower Over Superman"

BVS: DOJ Producer On Casting Ben Affleck: "We Wanted Batman To Tower Over Superman"

In a video interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice producer Charles Roven reveals that Ben Affleck was the first actor they approached to play the Caped Crusader. He also says that we'll be getting a "very rough" take on The Dark Knight this time.



In the following video interview, producer Charles Roven discusses Zack Snyder's currently shooting follow up to Man Of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Roven is pretty open about Christopher Nolan's involvement in this film (it sounds as if he may have had a hand in casting Affleck), as well as why they decided to cast Ben Affleck as Batman. We already knew this incarnation of the Dark Knight would be influenced by Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, and Roven reiterates this by stating that the character will be "much more of a social animal, in the Bruce Wayne incarnation, but he's also a extremely rough guy in the Batman incarnation — very, very, very rough,". Sounds like this take on Bats won't be messing about when it comes to taking down villains. It's interesting stuff that gives us an idea of the dynamic between the two main characters, and there's even a bit of Justice League stuff towards the end too -- does Roven confirm Wonder Woman's origins? “She’s a demigod. Her father was Zeus.”


"He was the first guy we went to, that's who we wanted. We knew that we wanted a very mature Batman, because we wanted to juxtapose him with this very young Superman. So we wanted a guy, who was tougher, rugged, who had signs of life, who had lived a hard life, and we wanted the guy to have chops for sure. So when we went down that list, there just weren't a tremendous number of guys who could carry that. We also wanted a guy with big stature. Ben is 6' 4". Henry [Cavill] is a 6'1". We wanted Batman to tower over Superman. Not hugely, not like a basketball player. Superman needed to 'look up' to Batman. We wanted that dynamic and Ben could do that, easily. 
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