In a new interview, Ben Affleck talks about taking on the coveted role of Batman in Batman vs. Superman, the fan reaction to his casting and his only movie regret.
Surprising everyone back in August, Ben Affleck signed on to play Batman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman vs. Superman. The reaction in the press and on the internet was largely unfavorable, with many asking if Affleck had just undermined all the career gains he’d carefully made.
Affleck opens up about what convinced him to accept the role?
“When they asked if I would be Batman, I told them I didn’t see myself in the role and I was going to have to beg off. They said I’d fit well into how they were going to approach the character and asked me to look at what the writer-director, Zack Snyder, was doing. The stuff was incredible.”
“It was a unique take on Batman that was still consistent with the mythology. It made me excited. All of a sudden I had a reading of the character. When people see it, it will make more sense than it does now or even than it did to me initially.”
Affleck talks about how his Batman will differ from the others, particularly the one played by Christian Bale?
“I don’t want to give away too much, but the idea for the new Batman is to redefine him in a way that doesn’t compete with the Bale and Chris Nolan Batman but still exists within the Batman canon. It will be an older and wiser version, particularly as he relates to Henry Cavill’s Superman character.”
He also talks about the hostile fan reaction?
“I understand I’m at a disadvantage with the internet. If I thought the result would be another Daredevil, I’d be out there picketing myself. [laughs] Why would I make the movie if I didn’t think it was going to be good and that I could be good in it?”
Affleck reveals what movie he regrets making.
“The only movie I actually regret is Daredevil. It just kills me. I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got fucked up the way it did stays with me. Maybe that’s part of the motivation to do Batman.” Source: Playboy