We all know the harsh criticism that Ben Affleck has gotten for being cast as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, mostly referring to his portrayal of Daredevil. It has been many years since that film and Affleck has grown as an actor and as an Oscar-winning director. If it makes you all feel better, Affleck feels the same about his time as the Man Without Fear and assures skeptics that Batman V Superman will not be the same.
While promoting his new film Gone Girl on NPR, Affleck had this to say:
Indeed I have regrets about Daredevil. I have regrets about all the movies that I don’t think were executed properly. …Look, if I thought we were remaking Daredevil, I’d be out there picketing myself … and that goes for other movies as well that I haven’t been happy with. You know, I’m hard on myself and I have exacting standards and I want to do excellent work and I don’t always succeed, but I think you have to start out with that drive.
“[Batman v Superman] was written by Chris Terrio, who wrote Argo, who’s not a comic guy,” Affleck continued. “And it’s directed by Zack
Snyder, who’s a incredibly magical sort of visual stylist who’s steeped in the comic world. And you have this sandwich of talents. I felt very confident about it. … I thought it would be nice to make one of these movies really, really good.”
While Affleck continues to praise both the script and directing, fans who are skeptical or love the idea of him as Batman will have to wait until a teaser trailer is released.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released March 25, 2016.
What are your thoughts on Affleck’s comments? If you are still the fence about the film or his portrayal of the Dark Knight, does this change your mind? Let us know in the comment section.