Everyone in the world seems to have an opinion on whether or not Ben Affleck is the right guy to don the cowl and cape and step into the weighty shoes of Batman. As one of the comic book world’s most iconic and beloved characters, there’s a lot to live up to. And there are plenty in Internet-land that find The Batfleck to be a sign of the end of days. While promoting his new movie, Gone Girl, Affleck spoke to NPR and, naturally, the subject of Batman came up. Scroll on to hear Affleck talk yet again about his failure as Daredevil and the confidence he has that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be bad-ass.
Affleck was asked about Daredevil and whether or not that has an effect on the way he feels about taking on Batman:
Indeed I have regrets about Daredevil. I have regrets about all the movies that I don’t think were executed properly. … Look, if I thought we were remaking Daredevil, I’d be out there picketing myself … and that goes for other movies as well that I haven’t been happy with. You know, I’m hard on myself and I have exacting standards and I want to do excellent work and I don’t always succeed, but I think you have to start out with that drive.
[Batman] was written by Chris Terrio, who wrote Argo, who’s not a comic guy. And it’s directed by Zach Snyder, who’s a incredibly magical sort of visual stylist who’s steeped in the comic world. And you have this sandwich of talents. I felt very confident about it. … I thought it would be nice to make one of these movies really, really good.
To be fair, Daredevil was a pretty poor movie all-around. People can scream and point the finger at Affleck for ruining the flick, but it was ruined in so many ways that it’s really not fair. Still, it is nice to hear the actor express his regrets over Daredevil. Perhaps he is learning and that wisdom will help him put everything he has into the new role?
But, Daredevil aside, is Affleck a man who can do the Caped Crusader justice? Personally, I say wait until we start seeing some actual footage from the film. Zach Snyder and his crew cast Man of Steel pretty spot-on. The casting was, in fact, one of the only aspects of the movie that people didn’t completely bitch about. If anything, fans might want to worry more about Batman v Superman’s script or the way it’s going to be executed rather than whether or not Affleck will end up pissing all over the batcave.
Check out the Batfleck’s performance for yourself when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits the big screen in just over a year-and-a-half, on March 25th, 2016.