Ben Affleck Says Playing Batman Was A Boyhood Dream Come True

Ben Affleck has played a superhero on the big screen before, but even that didn't hold a candle to playing Batman alongside the League.

Ben Affleck's take on the dark knight is darker in tone than previous renditions, but that hasn't stopped his depiction of the character from taking the top spot on more than a few all-time lists. Being Batman is still a bit surreal for Affleck, who revealed just how much the role means to him.

"Playing Batman was a boyhood dream come true for me, so playing Batman alongside the Justice League? I mean, what can you say? The first time we all stood on set in costume, we just looked around at each other and you could tell it was a big moment for each one of us," Affleck told Geek Magazine.

Affleck's Batman has been one of the highlights of DC's cinematic universe thus far, and fans are looking forward to seeing him interact with these very different heroes. There's a much lighter tone to Justice League from the footage so far, something fans wanted after the overly dark tone of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Affleck doesn't see those criticisms as out of bounds either.

“I can understand people saying [Batman v Superman] was too dark, or this was outside the tone of what I’m used to seeing with a Batman story, and I think that’s a fair criticism," Affleck told Empire.

While there is a belief that the lighter tone wasn't present with Snyder in charge, Affleck says it was always part of the plan.

“Zack wanted to make a movie that was more fun, that was a little bit light, that wasn’t so encumbered with heavy melodrama," Affleck said.

Now that the foundation is out of the way, it seems the DC movie universe can have some fun. Sure the world is at stake in Justice League, but that doesn't mean you can share some witty banter and snarky responses along the way, right?

As for Affleck, he's previously said he is not going anywhere as Batman, and there are many fans who hope it stays that way.

Justice League hits theaters on November 17.

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