With the DC Film Universe still looking for a critical hit, Ben Affleck faces increasing pressure over his upcoming “Batman” film in which he both stars and directs. A high profile project like garners a lot of attention even at this early stage with journalists incessantly asking for details in every interview.
Out talking up his new movie “Live By Night,” Affleck tells USA Today that superhero films are a whole different beast to other types of filmmaking.
“Superhero movies get the level of attention that is nothing like any film I’ve done. You cast the 14th lead in these movies and the Internet goes crazy. I understand and embrace that. That’s part of the pressure that comes with doing it. That’s why I am not going to do it, unless I really feel confident about it. But when that day comes, should that day come, I’m sure that’s going to be the most pressure, the most stress I have ever experienced in my professional life. There’s no doubt.”
One big change will be the Batsuit which will be overhauled so he can get in and out of it easier:
“I know what’s it’s like to be in the suit. We’ll have to modify the suit to make it a little bit easier to put on and take off. When you are in it, you can be sweating, crazy and exhausted, do your part and walk away. But when you’re a director, you can’t walk away. You have to be there for everybody. Chief among the challenges of doing Batman, will be finding a suit that’s more comfortable.”
There’s still no word on when production for the film will begin, let alone have a release date.