Ben Affleck Explains How Daredevil Shapes His Batman


Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, speaking with Playboy this week, admitted that he's still stung by the failure of Daredevil, saying that he loves the character and wishes he could have done it justice. He also added that the failure of Daredevil might have played a role in his decision to step into Batman vs. Superman, in which he plays Batman. "If I thought the result would be another Daredevil, I'd be out there picketing myself," Affleck laughed. "Why would I make the movie if I didn't think it was going to be good and that I can be good in it? The only movie I actually regret is Daredevil. It just kills me. I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got f---ed up the way it did stays with me. Maybe that's part of the motivation to do Batman." The actor/filmmaker described the film as "a unique take on Batman that was still consistent with the mythology," adding, "It made me excited. All of a sudden I had a reading of the character. When people see it, it will make more sense than it does now or even than it did to me initially. I don't want to give away too much, but the idea for the new Batman is to redefine him in a way that doesn't compete with the Bale and Chris Nolan Batman but still exists within the Batman canon. It will be an older and wiser version, particularly as he relates to Henry Cavill's Superman character."