After going toe-to-toe with the Man of Steel in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Dark Knight has come around on Superman. In a new clip from the Justice League movie, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) explains to his loyal butler and caretaker Alfred Pennyworth (Jeremy Irons) why the world needs Superman, and the reason may surprise some fans.
“He’s more human than I am,” Wayne says in the clip. “He lived in this world, fell in love, had a job. despite all that power. The world needs Superman, and the team needs Clark.”
The team is, of course, the Justice League, which Batman is forming to carry on Superman’s legacy and to protect the Earth from the unseen threat he senses coming, that threat being Steppenwolf and his army from Apokolips.
Both Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck have discussed how Superman influences Batman in Justice League.
"Superman to the League is a, he has a sense of what is missing," Cavill said in an interview. "He has completely changed Batman's perspective of these characters with special abilities and powers."
“This is a very different dynamic for Bruce Wayne from the first movie, where he was full of anger and resentment and a kind of irrational rage towards Superman," Affleck said in a separate interview. "Here, he’s really in the mode of your more classic Batman story, where he’s more heroic, trying to save and protect people, trying to build this unit. That was a totally different thing. The idea that this character is trying to assemble a group and get them to work together. Because Batman is a kind of internal, dark, conflicted guy. So it was challenging for him to turn outward and try to get all these people to work together.”
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Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017. The film will be followed in the DC Extended Universe by Aquaman on December 21, 2018, Wonder Woman 2 on December 13, 2019, Shazam on April 5, 2019, Cyborg in 2020, and Green Lantern Corps in 2020.