There’s a new featurette for Justice League which focuses on Ben Affleck’s Batman and how he’s come to the realisation that he needs to work in a team.
These Justice League promo videos have all been pretty special. We’ve already seen ones for Aquaman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Cyborg. This week it’s the big guy’s turn. I’m talking about Batman of course. Ben Affleck first played the role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and even though the film received mixed reviews, everybody agreed that Ben Affleck’s performance as the Dark Knight was spot on. In my humble opinion, Ben Affleck is one of the best versions of Batman we’ve ever had. It’s just a shame he wasn’t in a slightly better film. The same could be said of Henry Cavill’s Superman, who is perfect for the role. The character has just been poorly written. That said, Justice League could change all of this. Check out the promo video below, courtesy of AT&T.
Batman’s always been a bit of a loner. He prefers to work alone, and if he does work in a team, it’s usually with heroes that he’s properly groomed and trained, such as Robin, Nightwing or Batgirl. However, this version of Batman has gone through some stuff. We already know that Robin was killed, probably at the hands of the Joker. It’s natural that he might be averse to working in a team again, for fear of losing yet another ally, or God forbid, a friend. However, with a threat like Steppenwolf on the horizon, Batman quickly realises that he needs help, and in this case, it has to be of the superpowered variety.
Batman may be great, but he has no superpowers (unless you count his bank balance as a superpower, which according to this promo video he does). By bringing together Wonder Woman, The Flash and Aquaman, the world might just have a chance against Steppenwolf and his army of parademons. Batman will serve as a leader and tactician. I for one cannot wait to see how it all unfolds.
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Justice League will come to UK cinemas on November 17th. Are you “All in”?