Ben Affleck Candid on Bale, Daredevil and Why He’s Donning the Cowl

“It was a unique take on Batman that was still consistent with the mythology. It made me excited. All of a sudden I had a reading of the character. When people see it, it will make more sense than it does now or even than it did to me initially.

In an interview with Playboy, Ben Affleck addressed his casting of the Dark Knight in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel (the rumored to be titled Batman vs. Superman) sequel with honesty, humor and candor.
While Ben has been asked about his casting on several late-night shows, this is a first time he opens up about his love and regrets of Daredevil, the internet backlash of his casting and the different take on the Batman character that “was still consistent with the mythology.”
His comments on Daredevil in particular (the film the actor believes is his most regrettable) are funny and brutally honest.”[Daredevil] just kills me. I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got f*cked up the way it did stays with me. Maybe that’s part of the motivation to do Batman.” He goes on to say “If I thought the result would be another Daredevil, I’d be out there picketing myself. [laughs] Why would I make the movie if I didn’t think it was going to be good and that I can be good in it?”
Batman vs. Superman (Man of Steel 2) begins shooting in February with a July 2015 release date. Stay tuned to Dark Knight News for extensive coverage of this highly anticipated film.
Source: IGN

Carlos Cabaleiro

Carlos Cabaleiro

Carlos Cabaleiro illustrator+designer+storyteller I grew up just outside of New York. The eldest of three talented siblings; fascinated by my imagination and superheroes. Relocated to Florida and attended Miami International School of Art and Design. Worked as a freelance graphic designer to pay the bills. Somewhere along the way, I ended up taking a detour and now I'm back to making a living from my talent. Back and better than ever, I'm making my way in the world armed with my imagination, skill, talent, determination and the love and support of my fiancee, Kristina, and my family and friends. I now reside in Central Florida and share my studio with my sidekick, Grayson the dog wonder (he doesn't draw but he likes to keep me company). I am influenced by Bruce Timm, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Michael Golden, Egon Schiele, Leonardo D'vinci, Alex Ross, Wally Wood, Carl Banks and Don Newton. I focus primarily on illustration dealing with all things fandom, with a strong focus on sequential storytelling (storyboards, comics). I've worked for clients such as Ocean Drive magazine, Bacardi advertising and High Impact Comics. A HUGE Batman fan. I get excited for DC Comics, anything by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, James Robinson, FX's Justified and really cool action figures. I love to read and mostly lean towards fantasy or classics. Some favorites are: Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, anything by Edgar Allan Poe, Raylan Givens short stories by Elmore Leonard and my all-time favorite, Dracula by Bram Stoker.
  • Kristina Louise

    Batfleck speaks!