ByPhoenix Garrett-Shanklin, writer at
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Phoenix Garrett-Shanklin

We all have read the reports where Ben Affleck goes into short details regarding the characteristics his character Bruce Wayner/Batman will convey in Zack Snyder's upcoming [Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870).

Just in case you guys have missed out, here's the quote:

"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!"

Historically, ‪BATMAN‬ is a character filled w/ rage + vigilance. But, he’s often kept that from clouding his judgement while fighting crime on the streets on Gotham.

Hopefully the part where the character being filled with rage & anger will NOT become another negative for folks who may be on the fence about the film. As we all know, Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel has been criticized for being too brooding--well, at least according to some Superman purists.

There's a big chance that both Superman and Batman will face-off, either physically, or due to their difference in morality. However, I am hoping that in Batman v Superman, Bruce will face an event that will help him get over his anger in order to help Clark face his own demons and get over his. I think the best part of their partnership would be that they both have something to learn from each other--despite their conflicting views regarding crisis prevention and such.

Superman and Batman
Superman and Batman

In addition, there's one thing I would love and hope for. I would deeply hope that Zack Snyder would NOT make rage the only distinctive trait for Batman. Bruce Wayne/Batman may be a character whose actions have been driven by tragedy. But, he’s also a man who has learned how to suppress his rage in order to fight for the greater good. Batman must be the polar opposite of Superman. Having two characters being both brooding and moody would indeed ruin the idea that these two characters must contrast one another idealistically. It's what makes them both interesting in their own distinctive way.

Give me your feedback. I'd love to know what you guys think, in the comment section, below. - Phoenix DA NERDETTE (@Da_Nerdette)


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