Zack Snyder Didn’t Want To Cast A Small Batman

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We’re only a few weeks away from the release of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which means that fans are literally counting down the days until it hits theaters. There are a number of things to get excited about in the movie, but it’s mainly Ben Affleck’s Batman that everyone’s been eagerly awaiting to see.

In a recent interview with Bloomerg, Snyder offered praise for Affleck’s performance as the Caped Crusader and briefly talked about why he wanted to cast such a tall actor in the role. Here’s what he had to say:

Not to be drinking my own Kool-Aid, but I think Ben is a pretty good Batman. I never liked a small Batman. Ben’s all of 6-foot-4, and in the boots, he’s like 6-foot-6.

The site also offers up the following description of Affleck’s Bruce Wayne, which is how the director envisioned the character:

A stylish guy in his 40s who lives in a Mies van der Rohe house, has a Mapplethorpe in his bedroom, and drives a green 1957 Aston Martin. It’s the director’s own car.

What do you guys think? Are you excited to see Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader in just a few weeks? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: Bloomberg

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • I’m going to have a hard time even remembering Bale as Batman. Affleck just looks and sounds amazing.

    • Space Voldemort

      I kinda feel the same way so I was actually thinking of rewatching all the Nolan films before premiere night. Just feels right, cause I love those films and felt that they got so many things right but this is on a whole other level.

    • Ruce Bayne

      Bale..BalBaBatfleckBen AffleckBEN AFFLECK #BatmanvSuperman— META (@MarkusTheArtist) February 11, 2016

    • Batman Disqus

      Ya that trilogy and Bale will always be great but if BvS delivers I’m going to have a hard time going back and watching those fight scenes and that version of Batman.

  • Jack L

    Has anyone else mentioned the smarmy, rich-guy, Thurston Howell-esque accent Affleck uses in the museum scene? I thought I heard a hint of it and if so, it’s a brilliant choice that hasn’t been done before. What a great way to make people believe that Bruce is a rich and affected spoiled playboy instead of the brilliant & unparalleled tactical mind he actually has.

    • Whatsupdoc

      They’re also using a voice modulator to change Bruce Waynes voice as Batman. These are all things that are both somewhat original (they change Stephen Amells voice as the Green Arrow as well) and quite clever.

    • KB

      So great. Plus, after watching the Turkish Airlines Gotham City promo, I got the strong impression that this Bruce really, really cares about the company. One thing that always bothered me about Bale’s Bruce Wayne was the fact that the company he inherited from his parents was little more than a front to fund his after-hours activities. I love that this Bruce seems to care much more about preserving his parents’ legacy, not just through his Batman persona, but through his daily operations within the company as well.

  • David Lozano

    Without seeing the film yet Ben Affleck is the answer to the live action comic book Dark Knight riddle soon to be materialized in all the multiplexes! Incredible now that petitions and massive outcry over Ben’s casting existed initially. Where are those people now?