Ben Affleck Praises Zack Snyder's Take On The Caped Crusader In BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

Asked about Kevin Smith's recent comments in regards to photos of him in the Batsuit, Ben Affleck manages to avoid revealing anything too specific about it by praising Zack Snyder's take on Batman in the Man of Steel sequel, hinting at another "realistic" look for the Caped Crusader. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 12/3/2013
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ben Affleck was asked to share his thoughts on Kevin Smith's recent comments that he'll be suiting up in a Jim Lee inspired Batsuit. As you might expect, the director and actor avoided saying anything too specific, but he does seem to be extremely confident in Zack Snyder's ability to deliver an incredible take on the iconic DC character. Affleck also sounds extremely happy with what he's so far seen of Batman Vs. Superman, so check out what he had to say in full below, and then sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!


Well, I don’t want to get too far afield and I’m sure I’ll have time to talk about Batman down the road. What I’ll say is that I really like Zack. From what I’ve seen of what’s Zack is doing, it’s made me very excited. One of the nice things about being an actor in that movie is they show you all the stuff before anyone else gets to see it. So all the sort of world-creation, and the take on the character and the other characters is really exciting. And at the end of the day, the truth is it’s really directors that make movies work or not — especially these kinds of movies, where it’s about the whole world, and a rising tide lifts all ships. And if it all has integrity, if it all has a sense of realism, then it works. And if it doesn’t, than it doesn’t really matter what everyone’s doing [on the screen] because they just look like a bunch of Mexican wrestlers in suits.
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JordanKing - 12/3/2013, 6:24 AM
He as *seen* Man of Steel, right?
highflyer - 12/3/2013, 6:28 AM
I believe in Ben Affleck. He will be awesome.
Fanmar16 - 12/3/2013, 6:30 AM
"look like a bunch of Mexican wrestlers in suits"...unnecessary comment
MrNiklander - 12/3/2013, 6:30 AM
Imagine Snyder doing Batman!Shit he will put Nolanverse to shame especially in fight chreography
highflyer - 12/3/2013, 6:34 AM
I agree with him. While I hope it isn't super-realistic like Nolan's trilogy, I certainly hope it isn't like Batman forever and Batman and Robin's silly style. I think the tone of the Arkham games are a good way to go.
Nick56 - 12/3/2013, 6:36 AM
I'm so excited! Affleck will own as Batman
Pasto - 12/3/2013, 6:40 AM
@0mega LMFAO!
Pasto - 12/3/2013, 6:40 AM
Dat gif!
MrCBM56 - 12/3/2013, 6:42 AM
DC is killing it! I've been supporting Afflek since day one. Can't wait!
Pasto - 12/3/2013, 6:43 AM
At least I made it to the party before it started.

DTor91 - 12/3/2013, 6:46 AM
He's getting flack here for the wrestler comment….but is he not right in saying that? That's exactly what the original costumes were based on, them and circus strongmen. He's not saying anything completely negative. Affleck is a really big comic fan.
DelTorite - 12/3/2013, 6:47 AM
So he's basicly saying that Daredevil sucked bcause of the director
SuperCat - 12/3/2013, 6:51 AM
I know I'm one of the folks that b@tched when Affleck wast cast, but now I'm just looking forward to seeing him in costume. Show me something!
MightyZeus - 12/3/2013, 6:53 AM
I'm sure he know's what he's doing since he's a screen writer and a director. Cavill vouches for Affleck so i'm sure that Affleck will be suitable in the role as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The tone of the film wont be too realistic but i'm certain the tone of this film will feel grounded and will have a sense of realism just like Man of Steel did.
Nomis - 12/3/2013, 6:58 AM
This is going to be interesting to say the least.
SuperCat - 12/3/2013, 7:01 AM
...yeah, that "Mexican wreslers" remark was unnecessary. Gaffe!!
@DelTorite, that movie came out 10 years ago, get over it. Plus, the director's cut of Daredevil is fantastic.
@SuperCat, why? Do you think it's racist, or something?
SuperCat - 12/3/2013, 7:06 AM
@ MexicanSuperman

No. Don't think it's racist. Affleck has never struck me as that at all. Just a bad choice of words.
Nomis - 12/3/2013, 7:09 AM
@ MexicanSuperman - And It could be easily misconstrued.
charlie2094 - 12/3/2013, 7:11 AM
Of course it takes a sense of realism, you can't be looking at it without thinking it could be real. It doesn't mean it's "realistic" just that it's handled in a realistic manner. Even Thor had a sense of realism, important to have so that you actually care about the characters

Think Affleck's going to be great in the role, think this could easily turn out to be the best film version of Batman
@SuperCat, oh. I thought that remark was funny because it's true.
JoeMomma29 - 12/3/2013, 7:11 AM
Such a long wait!
BatManiac - 12/3/2013, 7:14 AM
"And if it all has integrity, if it all has a sense of realism, then it works"

Just like I said, the realism isn't going anywhere.
@Nomis, I could see that, but I was just wondering if he thought the remark was racist or not.
HOW ABOUT THEM COWBOYS!!! Do you think the Cowboys will win the division?
UltimateWarrior - 12/3/2013, 7:16 AM
I can't wait to see the suit! Show me the suit!
Super12 - 12/3/2013, 7:18 AM
He makes a point. Glad to see he likes Snyders vision for batman, I have faith in it.
BatManiac - 12/3/2013, 7:21 AM
Make no mistake, this will be another 'realistic' & dark take of Batman, and that's why Affleck has signed up. Affleck was open to do another Daredevil movie as long as it was more series and dark, but then he was against playing another superhero after that.

You can tell from the "bunch of Mexican wrestlers in suits" that he has no interest in just playing a superhero, so Snyder's take has obvious grasped his interest, a lot. I can see a Frank Milleresque Batman coming dipped into the realistic world Snyder adopted from Nolan in the Man Of Steel.

Ben Affleck's attitude towards it is giving me hope.
UltimateWarrior - 12/3/2013, 7:23 AM
I'm so excited, I could poop....brb! Oh wait, I've got a phone I can take, you guys are in for a treat.
Brainiac13 - 12/3/2013, 7:23 AM
We will probably get a action shot of Affleck's Batman like the one of HC Superman in front of the safe......very soon.....hopefully b4 end of year.

@Highflyer

Agree....just like Arkham style.
Nomis - 12/3/2013, 7:24 AM
@ MexicanSuperman - If they keep building on the momentum of the past two games, plus a lot of people who were injured will be coming back.

But, Philly is plying really, really good right now and I think it's going to come down to the rematch with them at the end of the regular season.
Brainiac13 - 12/3/2013, 7:25 AM
@Batmaniac

You summed it up perfectly.
Enphlieuwince - 12/3/2013, 7:28 AM
I'm positive certain ppl are misunderstanding the concept of "realism" that Affleck is describing. I have zero doubts that we will NOT be getting another Nolan style Batman.
Tevii - 12/3/2013, 7:29 AM
Since Ben Affleck is Batman whether we like it or not, at least he has the enthusiasm and he is a great actor.
I just want to see the costume already!!!
Lobo89 - 12/3/2013, 7:30 AM
Some days im excited bout this movie, then i hear someone mention Goyers name and i find myself losing interest again. But i do hope they get it right and it turns out great.
ThePowerCosmic - 12/3/2013, 7:32 AM
Another "realistic" approach to a superhero film with a flying alien in a wetsuit and man dressed as a Bat. Good luck...
TheGreenNinja - 12/3/2013, 7:33 AM
How dare affleck say the word "mexican" somebody call the PC police.
@Nomis, yea it always comes down to the last game with to the Eagles to win the division almost every year since Romo took over as QB.
dicktrickle - 12/3/2013, 7:36 AM
I found that comment very offensive, and I'm not even a beener!
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