Having appeared on a number of television shows and feature films, several actors have taken on the task of portraying Batman over the years, with Ben Affleck being the latest star to don the cape and cowl. Of course, with so many depictions of the Dark Knight to choose from, fans continue to debate over which actor has delivered the best performance as the popular DC Comics hero. One topic that often comes up during such discussions is the characters voice, with some actors opting for a deep and menacing voice while others, namely Christian Bale, have given the character a more raspy voice. In Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice League, the caped crusader used a modulator to distort his real voice, but Ben Affleck revealed to People that he will soon be presenting a more natural version of the character’s voice.
Affleck previewed his upcoming appearance as the character for NBC’s Red Nose Day Special.
“I’m doing my Batman voice. No cowl — just the stripped-down, unplugged version.”
Affleck compared playing a more fun version of Batman to the usually dark and serious nature of the character.
“It’s a lot of fun. Batman is such a serious, heavy character, there is the temptation to be funny about it, or at least self-aware. I really enjoy it. Obviously it is a character that means a lot to a lot of people and I’m having fun playing it.”
Ben Affleck will return as the Caped Crusader when Justice League hits theaters later this year.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League will be released in theaters on November 17, 2017.