With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck is the fifth actor to play Batman on the big screen since the '80's, counting Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Christian Bale. Fortunately, he's gotten the blessing of those men who donned the cowl beforehand - and even a few tips.
"I talked to a few of those guys," Affleck told Singapore news outlet TodayOnline. "I didn't pander for advice. I wasn't like, 'How do I say this line? What's the real Bat-Face?' They were all very gracious, and very kind, and very cool about it. That in and of itself is nice because I would've felt really awkward if they were like, 'Oh, you can't do this.'"
Affleck did reveal that the best advice he got came from his immediate predecessor, Christian Bale, who told him, "Make sure you get a zipper on the suit."
Check out the whole interview right here:
Meanwhile, his rival in the film, Henry Cavill confessed that he lurks on DC Comics message boards to learn the fan perspective on his character, Superman.
"I do it all the time," Cavill told TodayOnline. "I never comment, because commenting is adding bias to the argument."
"Trolling happens," he continued. "I enjoy watching it."
Cavill went on to explain that he likes seeing fans argue about who would win, which side they take, and gaining new perspective on DC's characters from the fans.
Cavill also confessed he was a little intimidated when he first encoutered Ben Affleck as Batman.
"Ben's a very large man. That surprised me the most," he explained. Affleck is 6'4", to Cavill's 6'1".
As for Cavill's favorite scene in the film, he explained that his favorite moments all happen in the film's third act - many of which he didn't see until watching the film himself.
You can hear his full comments right here:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25.