"I understand I’m at a disadvantage with the internet. If I thought the result would be another ’Daredevil,’ I’d be out there picketing myself. Why would I make the movie if I didn’t think it was going to be good and that I could be good in it?" - Ben Affleck
"It was a unique take on Batman that was still consistent with the mythology. 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." - Ben Affleck
"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." - Ben Affleck
Ben affleck being cast as batman has caused one of the biggest uproars i’ve ever witnessed. My biggest problem with this backlash is people have a bad habit of focusing on the negative in an actors career. When someone hears his name they normally jump to Daredevil, Armageddon or pearl harbor but how many people jump to the town, Argo or gone baby gone? The guy most certainly can act but people are under the impression that an actors worst has to remain their best and its the same way with directors. But in the end it all seems to come down to what people are use to. At first nobody thought he even remotely looked anything like batman and this isn’t because he doesn’t (because he does) but rather its not what people envisioned in their mind, its not what they were use to, so after the first two pictures surfaced online alot of people changed their tune rather quickly. After that people argue that Ben affleck doesn’t have the correct tone and commanding presence to portray batman. Now is that true? Or is it not what we want to hear? If batman never had a film or an animated series what exactly would he should like? We can narrow it down but do we really know? Have we seen been affleck play batman? The man can do dark, brooding, cold and intimidating. He has expirence with intense choreography and he’s the biggest most physically intimidating batman thus far. Say what you want to about daredevil but there was a little batman in that performance and not to say it was good but don’t blame affleck for the film itself as a lot of times the actors that portray these characters are only as deep as the writers allow them to be. From what I’m seeing I believe Ben affleck is going to blow everyone away.