Ever since the controversial announcement back in August that Ben Affleck will play Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman vs. Superman, we’ve heard little from the acclaimed actor-director-screenwriter himself. Now, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Affleck dishes on the extremely iconic role. He avoids directly answering what it was like to don the suit for the first time, and praises director Zack Snyder’s vision of Batman. He says that, thanks to the Man of Steel director, Batman vs. Superman will work – unlike other superhero movies. “Well, I don’t want to get too far afield and I’m sure I’ll have time to talk about Batman down the road. What I’ll say is that I really like Zack. From what I’ve seen of what Zack is doing, it’s made me very excited. One of the nice things about being an actor in that movie is they show you all the stuff before anyone else gets to see it. So all the sort of world-creation, and the take on the character and the other characters is really exciting. And at the end of the day, the truth is it’s really directors that make movies work or not — especially these kinds of movies, where it’s about the whole world, and a rising tide lifts all ships. And if it all has integrity, if it all has a sense of realism, then it works. And if it doesn’t’, than it doesn’t really matter what everyone’s doing [on the screen] because they just look like a bunch of Mexican wrestlers in suits.” You can click the link above to read Affleck’s full interview with EW.
Batman vs. Superman (not the final title) is scheduled to hit theaters July 17th, 2015. The follow-up to Man of Steel, the next installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne. Zack Snyder directs from a script by David S. Goyer.