‘Justice League': Ben Affleck on Film’s Tone Shift from ‘Batman v Superman’

“It’s a little bit lighter, the characters are a little bit more comfortable in themselves,” said Affleck

Ben Affleck put on his producer’s cap to tell fans of a “shift in tone and segue in storytelling” they’ll see in his upcoming “Justice League” versus last year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

“It’s a little bit lighter, the characters are a little bit more comfortable in themselves, so they can express a wider array of emotions,” Affleck told Cineplex Magazine while promoting his new film “Live by Night.” “And there are just more people in it, so it’s more fun. It’s all of these different characters bumping up against each other and the team dynamic offers a lot of dramatic possibility.”

Affleck also talked about how his Batman is different from other actors who have previously played the Dark Knight, but also how his Batman is different in “Justice League.”

“It’s different in terms of tone and, obviously, just a different actor,” Affleck said of his Batman. “I think the most profound difference is that I’m playing the part at an older age than those guys were when they played it, and it’s about a guy who’s had a long life of this experience, rather than someone who’s just setting out on the journey to become this guy. He’s older and wiser, I guess.

“And he was pretty pissed off in ‘Batman v Superman,'” Affleck added. “But now it’s not about finding revenge in ‘Justice League'; it’s about protecting the Earth. So the feel is different.”

“Justice League” opens in theaters this November.