Ben Affleck Talks BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN, Initial Reluctance And Zack Snyder's Vision
Revealing why he was originally reluctant to accept the role, and whether he has a favorite Batman, Ben Affleck also discusses Zack Snyder's vision for his Gotham City hero in Batman Vs. Superman!
Since news broke that Ben Affleck would take up the mantle as the Caped Crusader in Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel, Batman Vs. Superman, we've heard very little from the Academy Award-winning actor/director. But speaking with 411 recently, Affleck was pressed for his first thoughts after he was first presented the coveted role. "Initially I was reluctant as I felt I didn't fit the traditional mold," he admitted. "But once Zack showed me the concept, and that it would be both different from the great movies that Chris and Christian made but still in keeping with tradition I was excited. 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 is what all the actors depend on and I believe in Zack's vision."
Acknowledging Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara's "tired, weary and seasoned" description of director Zack Snyder's Batman, Ben Affeck said, "Yes, Kevin described it aptly. I don't want to go further because I want to be able to capitalize on what is new about this iteration by having it be a surprise to the audience." When asked if he has a favorite Batman, the actor responded moderately - "It has been done very well many times before." Well, what do you think?
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