Ben Affleck has a great challenge ahead of him in the next few months as he heads out on the road to promote David Fincher's Gone Girl, in theaters the first week of October. He will be asked to talk about the 2016 release Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice without really being able to talk about it. The UK Sunday Times manages to get him to open up a little bit about the character of Bruce Wayne and his alter ego The Dark Knight, with the actor explaining how he deals with Batman's rage issues.
Anger is something Ben Affleck has had an easy time suppressing. Though when it comes, it comes in loud quick bursts. The actor was able to channel this into his performance as Bruce Wayne, an aging vigilante who has a run-in with the universe's strongest alien life form, known to mankind as Superman.
Ben Affleck explains,
"I think it's a necessity, historically, in the tradition of these films. For me, anger is so deeply buried and contained that when it does kind of come out, it comes out in stronger bursts. I tend to be respectful, polite, get along, put up with, put up with, put up with... then, when it finally emerges, it's not something I have a ton of control over. I'm not gonna go into a Wolverine berserker rage, but I do have a, I do... That is an interesting thing that you point out. That's my personality... By the way, that's a character flaw, I think. I should sit down and say, 'Listen, I just want to let you know what happened there wasn't OK', instead of going, let it go, let it go, let it go ... 'Ah, that's not a big deal', until finally you just pop!"
Ben Affleck's Batman will be harboring a great deal of anger from having spent the last few decades on the job, in the streets fighting as an enigma that hasn't ever fully revealed himself to the general public. This will be in opposition to the brooding Kal-El, who is thrust into the public spotlight after his battle with Zod, which destroyed most of Metropolis. Will these two iconic DC Comics superheros ever be able to work together on the big screen in stopping whatever evil Lex Luthor has planned? We'll have to wait until March 2016 to find out.