Entertainment Weekly is at it again with the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice details. Ben Affleck spoke with them about his first reaction to getting cast for this role, being the 8th person to play the character on the big screen, Entertainment Weekly mistakenly put 6 with the assumption Adam West was the first, which is not true.
“My first reaction was, ‘Are you sure?’ ” Affleck says. “At the time I was 40, 41, and had just finished Argo, and I felt like ‘This seems like a strange way to get to Batman.’ But Zack convinced me.”
He says that the film plays up Batman’s age, as well as the dissolute cad side of Bruce Wayne. “He really keeps up the image of the playboy, actively,” he says. “So you have more of a dichotomy which I thought was really fun, and a little sad, like the aging playboy.”
Afterward he also discussed wanting to be a big part of the production aspect of the film so he can learn how one of these films are made:
Another reason Affleck took the gig: It’s been awhile since he’s been in a production this big and he wanted to see how the gears turn on the inside. “I thought if I was going to direct a movie like this, which I would like to do at some point, I need to have something of a refresher course of how these movies are done,” says Affleck
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