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Ben Affleck Speaks About Playing Batman in MAN OF STEEL Sequel

September 18, 2013
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Now that the backlash of Ben Affleck being cast as Batman in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" sequel has died down a bit, Affleck himself has finally talked about being cast as the caped crusader.

On Jimmy Fallon's late night show to discuss Affleck's new film "Runner Runner", it didn't take long for Batman to be brought up. Affleck discussed how he felt Snyder's take was brilliant, that it was very different than Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale's approach and that he really knows how to hook into the role.

He also discussed how Warner Bros. prepared him with archived material of negative reactions to past casting in superhero movies but Affleck assured them he's a big boy and can handle the repercussions, even after viewing some of the harsh comments firsthand.

We can learn a few things from the interview. First off, if we didn't know it already, Affleck is a pretty classy and rad guy to respond that way. Secondly, it's great that Warner Bros. prepared him for the backlash and that also indicates they didn't take this decision lightly. Lastly, Snyder's vision interested Affleck so much, he decided to play ball. It should also be stated that Snyder is pretty damn good in the casting department. Even his films that weren't received as well like "Sucker Punch" and "Watchemen" had great casts that helped make the characters come to life.

Check out the interview below:


What do you think of the interview and Affleck's comments? Let us know in the comments section below!

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    This reply if for CMO175: Wow... I had to comment on your posting. The fact that you believe Batman vs. Superman would beat Captain America 3 strikes me as uninformed. Zack Snyder is a visual master... but his stories and pacing and color palate are truly lacking in the development process. Superman simply had no soul... the man and the movie. And the silly destruction of the city and the landscape IS out of character with what Superman is. How many people died as Superman himself crashed through buildings and caused explosions throughout the movie? Superman would NEVER allow that to happen, but Zack Snyder and his writer would... and did. And it was a boring, stupid mess. And he WILL bring that soulless idiocy to Batman vs. Superman. Captain America, on the other hand? Winter Soldier is the most exciting super hero movie since The Dark Knight. And I, a 55 year old long time comic book universe fan, WILL be in line for Captain America 3! I will have to be convinced -- a LOT -- to turn around and spend my money, and time, in a Zack Snyder Batman vs. Superman. Zack Snyder stole a bit of my soul -- and I hate him for it -- when he introduced zombies that can run down a car. If zombies existed, in a Zack Snyder universe, and they move FASTER than any human... then he has introduced a horror universe in which man has NO hope of survival! Mankind cannot survive in this universe where vicious zombies have the speed to overwhelm any human survival situation... and that vision kills the suspense in a zombie movie. Where is the hope? That does not exist in a Zack Snyder movie. That man is Sucker Punching all of us. I'm not taking it any more. There are too many other fan friendly directors of fantasy movies for me to follow. I only hope that Disney/Marvel will hire the same brother director team to direct Captain America 3. That will be a smart move, indeed. RLJ