After the initial casting announcement, it seemed like everyone had to voice their opinion on the choice of Ben Affleck in the role of the Batman for the sequel to Man of Steel. His future co-star Henry Cavill, friend Matt Damon, and four former Batman stars all have shared their thoughts on the choice. The only one who had not yet made a comment was Affleck himself.
Now, Affleck has finally spoken publicly about the casting. With the upcoming release of his new film, Runner Runner, he has begun to make appearances on talk shows to do publicity for the film. While appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the question of his Batman casting was raised, and he responded.
It’s so awesome; I’m so excited. They called me up and said, “Do you want to do this?”, and I’m like, “I’m not a 25 year old man; are you sure?” So they said to come down and we’ll show you what we’re doing [sic], and it was incredible.
Zack [Snyder] has this incredible take on it. Obviously we can’t do what Christian [Bale] did–those movies are amazing–so he wants to do something different but still in keeping with that. So I thought, This is a brilliant way to do this, and I really know how to hook into this.
The still untitled Man of Steel sequel is currently in preproduction and slated for a summer 2015 release.
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