Ben Affleck was 'reluctant' to play Batman

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The Internet suffered a near-fatal outrage-gasm back in August when Warner Bros. announced that recent Oscar winner and bygone-Daredevil Ben Affleck would be playing Batman in the Man of Steel sequel. The Internet has long since moved on to new near-fatal outrage-gasms — did Miley Cyrus do anything today? — but Affleck has now admitted that he, too, was quite skeptical about the idea of Ben Affleck playing Batman. “Initially I was reluctant,” he tells Al Norton at 411Mania. “But once Zack showed me the concept … I was excited.”

Affleck is mum about precisely what that “concept” entails beyond the “concept” of making your favorite toys fight to the death, beyond conceding that his Batman is “tired and weary and seasoned. He explains, “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.”

So he’s not confirming Batman will be in space, but he’s not not confirming it, either.


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