To say that Ben Affleck being chosen as the new Batman for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was a controversial decision would be an understatement. Fan reaction was severe, to say the least.
Affleck spoke about his controversial new role with Entertainment Weekly. In the short interview, Affleck makes clear that the role is not one that he takes lightly, and speaks to the importance of honoring the character's stories.
You know what? It's great that people do care that much. They want to see the movie that much. And it is incumbent on you to honor the story. There are the Greek myths and these are the American myths. The American myths are these superheroes. People care about 'em a lot. And it's incumbent on you to do a good job and make it as excellent as you possibly can. At the end of the day, the movie's all that matters.
Ben Affleck will debut as Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, opening March 25, 2016.0comments