One person who has been quiet about the controversial casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in the “Man of Steel” sequel has been Affleck himself.
While co-star Henry Cavill, childhood friend Matt Damon, and four former “Batman” stars have all weighed in on the choice, Affleck hasn’t discussed the project and has kept a low profile.
With the imminent release of “Runner Runner” though, he has begun the talk show circuit publicity train. Appearing on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” he finally spoke about it:
“It’s so awesome, I’m so excited. They called me up and said ‘do you want to do this’, and I’m like, ‘I’m not a 25 year old man are you sure?’ So they said to come down and we’ll show you what we’re doing, and it was incredible.
Zack [Snyder] has this incredible take on it.. obviously we can’t do what Christian [Bale] did, those movies are amazing, so he wants to do something different but still in keeping with that. So I thought… this is a brilliant way to do this, and I really know how to hook into this.”
Meanwhile another quote from Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara at an investor’s conference last week has emerged. This one not only seems to confirm the “Batman vs. Superman” title, but also mentions how the studio intends to position future DC comic-based films in their future slate:
“I think the basis, foundation of those 12 to 14 pictures are going to be coming from DC Entertainment. We have Batman Vs. Superman coming out in 2015, but there are going to be in the coming months a lot of announcements regarding the future movie, television, games and consumer product pieces that are going to be coming from DC. DC really does touch a lot of parts of our business and is an important part of the strategy in how we are going to grow going forward.”
Source: Batman News