Big Batman Comeback This is how important Ben Afflecks appearance in The Flash is

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Big Batman Comeback: This is how important Ben Affleck’s appearance in “The Flash” is

Who would have thought: Ben Affleck actually plays Bruce Wayne / Batman again in the upcoming DCEU film “The Flash”. How big the role is is still unclear, but it is apparently already clear: It is an extremely important role …

Ben Affleck returns as Batman. A phrase that is still very cautiously circumscribed as “surprising” and which also seems to be not just a pure marketing stunt, but a well-considered decision.

As the highly reliable entertainment site The Wrap reports, Ben Affleck had some conditions on the script before agreeing to return alongside Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen / The Flash and Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne / Batman. Andy and Barbara Muschietti (“ES”), the makers of “The Flash”, were a bit surprised by this themselves, as they explained in an interview with Vanity Fair,

“There were all kinds of stories and things that he himself said about having a hard time as Batman,” said Barbara Muschietti. “I think it was more of a difficult time in his life. He was very open to the whole thing, which was a bit of a surprise for us. That was a question mark. […] He’s currently in a position where he can enjoy being Batman. It’s an important part, but it’s also a fun part. “

He is currently in a position where he can enjoy being Batman. It’s an important part, but it’s also a fun part.

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According to the industry magazine Deadline, Affleck’s role is only a cameo, but if you can believe the words of director Andy Muschietti, then it is a guest appearance that is not too short and that definitely has it all:

a guest appearance that is not too short and that definitely has it all:

“Affleck is a very big part of the emotional impact of the film. The interaction and relationship between [Ezra Millers] Barry Allen and Affleck’s Bruce Wayne will create an emotional level like we’ve never seen before. “

“It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more closely related than we think. They both lost their mothers to a murder and that is one of the emotional carriers of the film. That is where the Affleck Batman comes into play. “

It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more closely related than we think.

Affleck as the original Batman

In addition, Affleck’s Batman is important because he is THE Batman of the DCEU. According to Muschietti, Ezra Miller’s The Flash considers Affleck’s version of the character to be the original Batman.

According to Muschietti, Ezra Miller’s The Flash considers Affleck’s version of the character to be the original Batman.

And even for him as a director it would have been strange to let Miller meet other Batmen (such as Michael Keaton’s version of the character) without bringing Affleck back first. “He’s the baseline. It is part of the unchanged state before starting Barry’s adventure, ”says Muschietti Xmovies8. “There is a certain familiarity.”

“The Flash” director is a Batfleck fan

Quite apart from such substantive and narrative considerations, Muschietti also comes out as a big fan of Affleck’s Batman in the interview:

“His Batman is very opposite because of his manhood, his looks, his impressive stature and his chin, but he is also very vulnerable. Affleck knows how to portray this vulnerability from within. He just needs a story that allows him to show this contrast, this balance. “

editor Julius Vietzen is also a fan of Ben Affleck’s Batman. You can find out in this video why he is looking forward to “The Flash” a little more thanks to Affleck’s return:

“The Flash” is scheduled to hit German cinemas on June 30, 2022.

“The Flash” is scheduled to hit German cinemas on June 30, 2022.
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Jay