Affleck Learned From ‘Batman v Superman’

Ben Affleck used Batman v Superman as a learning experience.

In a recent interview with BBC, he offered up what he took away from the whole experience of the DC blockbuster.

It taught me not to do interviews with Henry Cavill where I don’t say anything and they can lay Simon & Garfunkel tracks over it. That’s one thing I learned.

Bet that’s not what you expect him to say. In the funnest interview in who knows how long, Affleck had the opportunity to answer a few questions about the highly-debated film, and reflect on his experiences during the production. He offered up a more serious response, which is also enlightening for fans awaiting his (hopefully) upcoming solo Batman film.

I learned a ton actually, making that movie. I had not made a movie of that scale, I didn’t know what the sort of technology was capable of doing nowadays. The last big blockbustery movies I made was Armageddon, which was in 1997. And so, the rest of them were like The Town and Gone Girl and stuff like that. So the technology had really changed the way those movies were being made. It was fascinating and I learned a tremendous amount.

Watch the entire video below.

It’s good to see some life in Ben Affleck. Sure, he’s doing press for Live By Night and is asked about Batman, AGAIN. However, this time he seems relaxed while reflecting on his work in Batman v Superman.

Why This is Good

This interview is encouraging to see. The guy has been involved in DC Films for a while, with many discussions not being very positive following the movie’s release last year. Now, talks seem to only concern his upcoming solo Batman movie. That film is tentatively titled The Batman and is expected (not confirmed) to start production in the first half of this year.With so much negativity attached to DC Films, and Affleck’s delayed/unconfirmed/constant pushiness film, this interview shows his appreciation for the film and character.

With Affleck’s slate cleared for a while, he can devote his attention solely to The Batman. We don’t know when the movie is coming, but Affleck’s love for the Dark Knight (and quality filmmaking) is refreshing.

Ryan Lower

A lifelong fan of the Dark Knight, Ryan Lower grew up far from Gotham in Indiana but has planted roots in Chicago. A writer for a T.V. station, he also enjoys brooding at home in his own batcave, devouring Batman comics, shows and movies.