Ben Affleck says he was “reluctant” to play Batman

by Martin

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It’s been a while since we’ve mentioned him but yes, it’s still true. Ben Affleck is still playing Batman in the upcoming ‘Superman vs Batman’ movie.

It was an odd day back in August when Ben Affleck was revealed as the next Batman. Actually the internet went crazy – and not in a good way. Very few were happy with the decision to have Affleck as the next Dark Knight.

Ben Affleck has discussed avoiding the internet since the announcement was made and recently he spoke about how he was reluctant to star as Batman in the new film.

Speaking in an interview with the actor admitted that director Zack Snyder had to win him over before he’d star in the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel:

“Initially, I was reluctant as I felt I didn’t fit the traditional mould but once Zack showed me the concept, and that it would be both different from the great movies that Chris [Nolan] and Christian [Bale] made but still in keeping with tradition I was excited,”

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He continued: “Doing something different and new is always tricky and part of the thrill and the risk is that initially it confounds expectations. The truth is, it’s the movie and the execution of it [that] all the actors depend on and I believe in Zack’s vision.”

Last month Ben Affleck also appeared on hit US talk show ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ and admitted that following the announcement he avoided the internet:

“People from the studio were like ‘we’re thrilled, so excited’. But they said ‘listen, we want to talk to you because people go through this process, and it can be trying’, and I said ‘what do you mean?’.”

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“They said ‘we want to show you some of the reactions that people who have been cast [in the past] have gotten on the internet’.” “And they’re like ‘KILL HIM!’ You can’t say that before the movie comes out!”

The new ‘Superman vs Batman’ film is due to be released in 2015.

When the announcement was made in August some clever person made up a fake trailer by combining various clips together and it has since gathered over two million views.

Watch the fake trailer below.