We can say it out loud now: the DCEU movies are not working. Now that the entire universe created by Zack Snyder is about to end to make way for James Gunn and Peter Safran’s plans at the future DC Studios, there are only remnants of what it once tried to be. Shazam! 2 was the latest example of this, and there’s still Aquaman 2 and The Flash to be released.
But, while the Aquaman sequel has already been labeled as DC’s worst feature film, The Flash seems to be a highly anticipated movie for fans. Undoubtedly, the first trailer has surprised everyone, and the return of Michael Keaton’s Batman is highly anticipated by audiences.
However, it is another Batman who has starred in the latest news about the movie: that of Ben Affleck. The actor who played the Dark Knight in Batman V Superman and Justice League has done an interview for The Hollywood Reporter in which he has not shied away from explaining his vision of the character. And he believes that what he has done in The Flash is his definitive version of Batman:
“I finally figured out how to play this character, and I got to do it in The Flash. The five minutes I’m in the movie are really cool. And it’s not just the tone. You have to figure out what’s your version of the person behind it. Who’s the guy that fits what you can do? I tried to fit in a Batman, and I like a lot of the stuff we did, especially in Batman V Superman, but in The Flash I totally figured myself out.”
Ben Affleck vs Joss Whedon
This will be the last time Ben Affleck will appear as the Masked Crusader on film, but he seems to be happy about it. In the interview he also dropped some little gems like how the shooting of the Justice League retakes were terrible because of Joss Whedon, and that he’s not interested in directing any superhero movies for DC Studios.
Undoubtedly, his performance as Batman has marked him, and many believe that his problems with alcoholism were severely aggravated by filming with Joss Whedon. But, according to him, he is now in a very beautiful moment and wants to tell other kinds of stories both in front of the camera and behind it.