One of the biggest things to come out of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice had nothing to do with the movie itself. Well, not directly. You’ll recall that as the negative reviews came pouring in, an interview with Ben Affleck and co-star Henry Cavill gave birth to the meme “Sad Affleck.” As Cavill responded to an interviewer’s question, Affleck looked off into the distance with a grimace on his face, and someone said, “The would look even better set to Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence'” and it was. Now, almost one year later, Affleck has broken his silence about “Sad Affleck” and the lesson he learned.
“It taught me not to do interviews with Henry Cavill where I don’t say anything and they could lay Simon and Garfunkel tracks over it, that’s one thing I learned,” Affleck joked in an interview with BBC Radio 1. The actor and filmmaker clearly has no regrets about the experience having only gotten more deeply involved in the DC Extended Universe with an appearance in Suicide Squad and an executive producer role in this November’s Justice League, but you can’t help but feel his pain in that above image. He wanted BvS to knock it out of the park, but it was not meant to be.
Honestly though, if Affleck hadn’t developed a sense of humour about himself, or the coverage he gets by now (*cough*Bennifer*cough*), he’s never going to. Hopefully Affleck has been able to take solace in the fact that most fans thought he was the best thing in BvS, and the eager championing of his own solo Batman film is more than enough proof of that. Interestingly, the above quote was actually in response to a quote about the lessons Affleck might have learned about big budget filmmaking having appeared in BvS, and they’re likely lessons he might put to the test in that eventual Batman movie. Check out the full clip below.
If you want to help out Ben Affleck, his current directorial effort Live By Night is presently in theatres everywhere. You can also get his last film, The Accountant, which is presently available on DVD, Blu-ray, digital streaming and on-demand. And finally, Justice League will be in theatres on November 17.
Source: Cinema Blend