Joe Manganiello Calls Ben Affleck’s Batman “Gritty” & “Action-Packed”

The DC Extended Universe might not have started on the best foot with Batman v Superman, but if anything is certain it’s that fans want more of Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight.


After appearing in next year’s Justice League, Affleck will direct and star in a solo Batman movie with Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke. Manganiello recently discussed the solo Batman movie with Mark Madden and even went as far as to describe the film. 

His take is a fresh take but I think the audience is going to be surprised. Because it’s a road that no one’s really gone down that’s completely integral to, you know, who Batman is. And I think it’s gonna be refreshing but at the same time completely familiar. But it’s going to take this franchise in a direction that I think a lot of people are going to be really happy about.”


It’s exciting to hear that Ben Affleck is taking a different approach to his version of the character. We know that the actor is a big fan of the Caped Crusader so there’s a good chance we’ll be getting our most comic book accurate version of Batsy yet.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.  Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.  But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Kieran McLean
Kieran McLean
I’m obsessed with all areas of film and pop-culture, whether that’s a hidden world of witches and wizards, a universe filled with superheroes or a galaxy far, far away.