Frank Miller on Ben Affleck’s Performance and Working on The Batman


Comic book writer and artist Frank Miller, who’s best known by DC Comics fans for The Dark Knight Returns comic book series, was at attendance at this year’s MegaCon 2016 in Orlando, Florida, where a Q&A panel was held, that we were fortunate enough to attend.

During the panel questions worth noting were asked, such as his thoughts on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, what he thought of Ben Affleck’s performance as Batman and if he was contacted to give any advice on The Batman, that’s in development at the moment under the helm of Affleck andChief Creative Officer at DC Comics, Geoff Johns.

When asked on the unfair criticism towards Batman v Superman  and if he agreed with them, Miller only had this to say about the film:

“I was rooting for Batman.”

When asked if someone from The Batman camp reached out to him for advice on the film, as Affleck’s Batman in Batman v Superman is heavily based on his Batman from the Dark Knight Returns, Miller simply replied:

“They got my number.”

While DC Comics comic book writer Brian Azzarello who also appeared on the panel, playfully hinted at something when the question was first asked, which egged on the host to then asked him what was on his mind, which Azzarello simply replied playfully:


When asked on Ben Affleck’s performance as Batman in Batman v Superman, Miller had encouraging words:

“I liked it, he’s a good actor. I mean, he’s obviously very, very close to this material and plays it with great affection.”

When the same fan went on to states how Affleck was crucify for his performance online, Miller responded back with:

The wonderful thing about the internet is the delete button.

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