We are about a few months away still from real shooting beginning on Batman vs. Superman, even though there are rumors that Ben Affleck has already filmed his first scenes as Bruce Wayne. Affleck will be playing Batman in Zack Snyder’s sequel to Man of Steel but the actor didn’t gleefully leap into the role drenched in napalm the way fans may be thinking.
Affleck spoke recently with 411 Mania and said that he was initially reluctant to take the role of Batman, but director Zack Snyder sat him down and convinced him over time that he was the right guy for the role.
“Initially I was reluctant as I felt I didn’t fit the traditional mold. But once Zack [Snyder] showed me the concept, and that it would be both different from the great movies that Chris and Christian made but still in keeping with tradition I was excited. Doing something different and new is always tricky and part of the thrill and the risk is that initially it confounds expectations. The truth is, it’s the movie and the execution of it is what all the actors depend on and I believe in Zack’s vision.”
This is something Affleck hinted at when Jimmy Fallon addressed the Batman issue in Affleck’s first late night appearance since being cast as Batman.
So while fans are still hating on Affleck for taking the role, they now have another reason to shovel it on Snyder as he’s really the root cause of Batman fan pain.