There are many who went on a Twitter frenzy showing their bitter feelings towards Ben Affleck playing Batman in the sequel for Henry Cavill’s Superman ‘Man of Steel.’
There is no doubt that there could have been a better candidate to play the movie, but everyone is too quick to judge. Affleck realizes this and mentions on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, “It doesn’t matter what you think then. It matters what you think when you see the movie.”
The ‘Armageddon‘ actor tells Fallon how he was called up and offered the part to play Bruce Wayne for the upcoming Superman movie directed by Zack Snyder. He was hesitant at first and was then invited to “come down” to be shown what they have planned. After seeing what was in screenplay, Affleck agreed to take on the part.
“I thought, this is a brilliant way to do this, and I really know how to hook into this,” Affleck said. “And I said ‘Okay, I want to do it.'”
Little did Affleck know what was in store for him once he decided to take on the role. Although the studio was thrilled, the public was not and definitely had a lot to say on the matter.
Affleck did not realize how “trying” it would be once the announcement was made that he was going to play Batman, and although the studio tried to prepare him for all the scrutiny, he was not completely ready.
“I read the first commentàthe first one just goes ‘NOOOOOOOO,'” Affleck mentioned, adding with a grin, “We’re gonna be Luddites for a while, kids.”
Although the movie will not have the Batman we’re used to seeing as portrayed by Christian Bale, this does not automatically mean that Affleck will not do the role just. We just have to give him a chance. Who knows, maybe he’ll surprise us and be an even better Bruce Wayne.