You wouldn't like Ben Affleck when he's angry. Unless you like Batman, in which case, you might like angry Affleck.
The Oscar-winning actor and filmmaker is the latest man to bring the Dark Knight to life, taking over the cape and cowl from Christian Bale, and hitting the battlefield opposite Henry Cavill's Man of Steel in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." With the film still more than a year away from release, we won't know exactly what Affleck has in mind for his interpretation of Bruce Wayne until opening day. But in an interview with UK paper The Sunday Times (via Dark Horizons), Affleck opened up on at least one aspect of his Batman: He's an angry, angry man.
"I think it's a necessity, historically, in the tradition of these films," he said. "For me, anger is so deeply buried and contained that when it does kind of come out, it comes out in stronger bursts."
Affleck continued by describing his own relationship with anger, saying that he doesn't have "a berserker Wolverine rage" inside of him, but he does have a tendency to let anger build and build until it boils over.
"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," he said. "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!"
Perhaps both Affleck and Batman need to take Affleck's advice there and let it go — or at least blast the song, full volume, in the Batmobile.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" arrives on March 25, 2016.