Ben Affleck Startled By Cuba Gooding Jr. Rushing Stage At SAG Awards

Ben Affleck

At tonight's 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Ben Affleck appeared on stage to present the award for Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture. Yesterday, rumors surfaced online that Affleck had sustained a leg injury, which would delay production on Batman Vs. Superman. Soon after the rumors surfaced, Warner Bros. announced that the Batman Vs. Superman release date was being pushed back to May 6, 2016 to allow “the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story.”

More recent reports have indicated that Affleck suffered a rib injury in a skiing accident rather than a leg injury. After his appearance at the SAG Awards, any rumors of a leg injury can pretty much be ruled out. Affleck walked the red carpet and walked out on stage to present without any indication of a limp. It's possible that Affleck could still have a rib injury, but he gave no indication of being in any discomfort as he was hugged by others.

In presenting the award for Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture, Affleck said, "Well, tonight we've seen moments of extraordinary acting that showcase the films nominated for outstanding cast in a motion picture." After reading the nominees, Affleck presented the award to the cast of American Hustle.

After the American Hustle cast accepted their award, Affleck appeared on stage to close out the telecast. However, Cuba Gooding, Jr. rushed the stage and appeared to startle the future Batman. Gooding Jr. pushed Affleck to the side, grabbed the microphone and shouted "Happy MLK! Happy MLK weekend!"