Ben Affleck, who will play Batman in Zack Synder's forthcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, says he can relate to the Caped Crusader's anger management issues. Speaking to the Sunday Times, the actor said the hero's famous rages are a "necessity" in the tradition of the films.

Ben AffleckBen Affleck can relate to Batman's rage

"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 (temper) . 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!"

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It's probably safe to assume that Affleck's Batman will echo the moodiness and rage of Christian Bale's portrayal, rather than more caricatured offerings from George Clooney and, dare we say it, Adam West. Interestingly enough, 'Gone Girl' director David Fincher said he favoured Affleck for the lead role in the mystery thriller given his experience with media scrutiny. 

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. It hits on March 25, 2016 after moving to effectively accommodate the release of Marvel's Captain America 3. 

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