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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:


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