In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Affleck discussed more about what has shaped his character.
“He’s bitterly disappointed in the past that he’s lost this guy [Robin] who fought by his side,” says Affleck. “That character’s death must have been devastating to him, and he’s suffered. We get the sense that he’s suffered a lot of devastating losses before this movie even starts.”
While the trailers have already displayed Robin’s costume covered in Joker’s graffiti, this is the clearest description we have received on what kind of Batman he is going to be. This is a Batman who has been broken time and time again.
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As Affleck puts it, “What I wanted was to create a Batman that was sort of at the end of his rope physically and psychologically and emotionally, a guy who was beaten down by the world, a guy who was a little bit more of a slugger, who has more gray in his hair, and who was questioning whether the whole journey that he lived as Batman was in fact even worth it, given that he was not superhero, but now had to face a super-being, which none of the other Batmans had to confront in the movie world.”
With only a few weeks left till Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice releases on March 25, we are more than excited to see Ben Affleck behind the cowl of the dark knight.