Ben Affleck's Batman Is Judge, Jury, & Executioner, Says Batman V. Superman Producer
It sounds like the Batman we'll be meeting in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice works even further outside of the system than the big screen versions of the Caped Crusader that we've seen in the past .
Many considered the Batman of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy to be grim and gritty, but even he still left criminals for the police and the legal system to arrest and process. According to producer Chris Roven, Ben Affleck's Batman takes the entire criminal justice system into his own hands.
"[Batman] is not giving people a chance," Roven tells Empire. "He is more than a vigilante. He has become not only the cop, if you will, he has also become the jury and executioner."
The word "executioner" used in the context of this old phrase doesn't necessarily mean that Batman actually kills criminals, but he certainly sounds like he has a no nonsense approach to crime fighting, similar to dystopian versions of the character in comics like The Dark Knight Returns and Kingdom Come.
"He's older," Roven explains, "[and] he's seen the worst of what man can do. He's been darkened by it, he's tougher, he's angrier, I guess…he's still lost those that are near and dear to him, and not necessarily from old age or disease."
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