Ben Affleck Better Batman Than Christian Bale Because He's American?
That's what Harry Lennix, who reprises as General Swarnick in Batman Vs. Superman, had to say while promoting The Blacklist.
Speaking with Vintage Sound 931, Lennix stated the following:
“There is no question in my mind that I think he’s going to be perfect as Batman. I think Ben is a very, very intelligent guy, and he also has talent. He is a bruting kind of actor. I think that Batman has that kind of temperament. I think they have a lot in common. Somebody that comes from a very Americanized background. Ben is from Boston. What gets more American than that? Batman has had the privilege of life. Of course Ben has some of that, but is also thoughtful and a little cynical about things. I think he is going to be perfect. I’m especially excited that we’ve got an American actor because that’s increasingly rare. The last guy who did a great job, Christian Bale, is British. I think that when you’ve got somebody that doesn’t have to act like an American and embodies that ethos, if you will, then that gives him a kind of a head start. Knowing how intelligent and how artful that he is as a filmmaker and actor, I think he’s going to do a terrific job. ”
You can listen to the entire audio as well starting around the 7:05 mark:
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.
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