Ben Affleck Talks BATMAN, Internet Comments
Ben Affleck re-enacts reading the first internet comment about his casting as Batman
CREDIT: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
After talking about unimportant things like their kids, Ben Affleck and Jimmy Fallon changed the conversation on Late Night to Affleck's real new "baby," his role as Batman in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel.
"Every kid should see their dad as a superhero!
"I'm so excited. They called me up and asked if I would do this, and I said, 'Uh, I'm not 25! Are you sure?" the actor started, explaining his initial hesitation. He said that Zack Snyder's take is "incredible" and "brilliant" and that it strays enough from Christian Bale and Chris Nolan's take that he felt comfortable taking the role.
Of course, the next step after accepting the role was preparing for the reaction on the internet. Affleck said Snyder and Warner Bros warned him, and showed him the reactions to other people getting cast in iconic comic book roles.
"They sent me… I don't want to say who they were, but people who were in these movies and did a great job. And the fans were like 'KILL HIM!' But then he was amazing! Come on, you can't say it before the movie comes out!
"But I'm a big boy," Affleck continued with a laugh. Warner Bros told him not to use the internet for a couple of days, and he defiantly said, "I handle shit!"
"So I saw the announcement, I looked on a website and the first comment just said 'NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!'" and with that, the actor said, he got off the internet.
He did tell Fallon that it's hard to describe the take on the character in the film without giving away certain things, but that he feels excited and confident about the opportunities. Watch the full interview for yourself - the Batman talk starts at about 1:45.