Ben Affleck Finally Chats Batman & Early Reactions on Jimmy Fallon
"I'm a big boy, I could handle any snub… I can handle anything." There isn't much revealed about his role or the story, but that's no surprise. A month ago, Ben Affleck was officially cast as a "tired and weary and seasoned" Batman in Zack Snyder's in-development Man of Steel sequel, tentatively called Batman vs. Superman. The news rocked the entertainment world and caused fanboys all over to lose their minds, and not necessarily in the good way. However, after remaining silent for weeks, Affleck finally talked about the Batman news on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night, briefly addressing all the early reactions.
Note: discussion about playing Batman begins at 1:45 into the video above and continues until the end.
Thanks to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for hosting the video, found via Batman News. He talks about his hesitation in taking the role until they brought him in and explained their concept. Here's what Affleck did say: "[Zack Snyder] has this incredible take on it. Obviously you can't do what Christian [Bale] did, those movies are amazing… He wants to do something different, but still in keeping with [what Chris Nolan did]. So I thought… this is a brilliant way to do this, and I really know how to hook into this." We'll have to wait until 2015 to find out what exactly that means, but it's still fun to hear him talk about the project this early.