For a long time, we’ve been arguing about who is the best James Bond. But these days, it’s all about Batman. Ben Affleck said in a new interview with The Herald Sun (via IGN), Ben Affleck has picked his fan base, but they haven’t seen his best work as a Caped Crusader.
Playing Batman has been tough for actor Ben Affleck, and he opened up in early 2020 how his experience filming the heavily reshoots original Justice League led him to relapse with alcohol. This eventually led to Affleck stepping away from directing and then starring in a planned stand-alone Batman movie, with Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson in those roles with a whole new storyline.
Now, however, as Affleck confirmed during the interview that he had finished playing the character, he also said that filming The Flash was his favorite experience while playing the character.
“I never said it — it’s just out of the press — but it was probably my favorite scenes in terms of Batman and the interpretation of Batman that I did, in the Flash movie,” Affleck said. “I hope they keep the integrity of what we did because I thought it was really cool and fun — different, but not in a way that goes with the character.”
Who knows? Affleck continued. “Maybe they’ll decide it doesn’t work, but when I went to do it, it was really fun and satisfying and really encouraging, and I thought, ‘Wow, I think I got it. Finally.'”
Affleck said the flash scenes “put a great end to my experience with this character,” echoing comments he made in October 2021.
The Flash reunites Ezra Miller Barry Allen/The Flash with Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck’s version of the Caped Crusader, as well as Sasha Calle’s debut as a supergirl. The film will also return Michael Shannon and Antje Trau as General Zod and Faora, who first played Man of Steel. The Flash is set in theaters November 4, 2022.
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