Ben Affleck, the acclaimed actor known for his portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the DC Universe, recently revealed some major spoilers about the upcoming film, The Flash, during an appearance on the Smartless podcast. Affleck discussed his reprisal of the role, stating that he had finally figured out how to play the character and that his performance in The Flash would be his best work as Batman.
“You know what? That movies good, that movies really good, and it’s my best shit I’ve done as Batman, I’ve finally figured out how to play the guy,” Affleck exclaimed during the podcast. However, it was his discussion of a scene with Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman that had fans buzzing. Affleck revealed that in the scene, Batman is caught in a dangerous situation with some villains, but is saved by Wonder Woman using her Lasso of Truth. The experience prompts Batman to open up about his true feelings about his life and work.
“I don’t wanna give a spoiler, but it was a scene where I get caught, I get saved by Wonder Woman during a conflagration with some bad guys,” Affleck said. “And she saves me by– I mean, I’m sure the spoiler, DC assassins are gonna get me, but […] she saves me with the Lasso of Truth. And so what happens is that Batman divulges some of his real feelings about his life and his work… I was like, ‘Wait a minute, I got it!'”
While fans eagerly anticipate the release of The Flash, Affleck’s comments also shed some light on his own experience playing the iconic character. He expressed a newfound confidence in his portrayal of Batman, indicating that he had overcome some initial struggles in figuring out how to effectively embody the character’s complexity.
Affleck’s comments also highlighted the importance of collaboration and building upon previous performances in franchise filmmaking. Despite some initial setbacks, Affleck appears to have found a way to channel his own unique interpretation of the character, drawing upon the work of other talented actors and filmmakers who have tackled the role in the past.
Ultimately, Affleck’s comments serve as a tantalizing tease for what promises to be an exciting and emotionally resonant scene in The Flash. Fans will have to wait until the film’s release to see how it all plays out, but Affleck’s enthusiasm and passion for the character bodes well for what could be a standout moment in the film.
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