Chris Hardwick On Batman Vs. Superman: The Louder Voices On The Internet Are Always The Negative Ones
On last night's episode of Larry King Now, King welcomed geek comedian and television host Chris Hardwick as a guest. King asked Hardwick for his opinion on the negative reaction to the recently announced official title of the Man of Steel sequel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. "The louder voices on the internet are always the negative ones," Hardwick says. "Because anger and hate is a more powerful motivator to action than 'oh, that sounds nice.' If I think 'oh, that sounds nice,' I'm not going to go to the internet and write that." Hardwick had similar feelings about audience's premature reactions to the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman. "I think people forget that, before Iron Man came out and started the whole Marvel chain of events, Iron Man was not a character that was at the forefront of comics at the time," Hardwick said, "and Robert Downey, Jr. was almost unemployable at the time. And everyone was like, 'What? Iron Man? Are you kidding me?' And then it came out and it was like 'Holy crap! Iron Man! Robert Downey, Jr.!' I love to be surprised by people, and I love to be excited by things." Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters May 6, 2016.