Affleck on Daredevil Regrets, Batman Hopes

Finishing up his promotional rounds for “Gone Girl,” actor Ben Affleck recently spoke with NPR about both the script for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and some regrets he has over 2003’s “Daredevil” film.

The discussion came after he was asked about having any trepidation regarding taking on the role of Bruce Wayne following the poor reaction to “Daredevil”:

“Indeed I have regrets about Daredevil. I have regrets about all the movies that I don’t think were executed properly. … Look, if I thought we were remaking Daredevil, I’d be out there picketing myself … and that goes for other movies as well that I haven’t been happy with. You know, I’m hard on myself and I have exacting standards and I want to do excellent work and I don’t always succeed, but I think you have to start out with that drive.

[Batman] was written by Chris Terrio, who wrote Argo, who’s not a comic guy. And it’s directed by Zach Snyder, who’s a incredibly magical sort of visual stylist who’s steeped in the comic world. And you have this sandwich of talents. I felt very confident about it. … I thought it would be nice to make one of these movies really, really good.”