Ben Affleck 'Built Batcave Entrance In Home'
Kevin Smith spills the beans on actor's love for the caped crusader...
Ben Affleck built a mock-up of the entrance to the Batcave at his former home, a pal has claimed.
The Hollywood star, who was [uuid=54b4cf51-59b8-4019-b9a9-e870da4ded25]Batman, had a secret chamber installed behind a bookcase with a concealed switch - according to movie director Kevin Smith.
Making a guest appearance on the Hollywood Babble-On podcast, Smith said: "His house that I would end up buying, when I first saw it he was touring me through the place and said, 'Come here, I gotta show you my room'.
"He brings me into the room and goes, 'Look at this'. There's an office room and this beautiful bookcase - he reached under and he clicked something and all of a sudden the bookcase opened.
"I was like, 'No! You built a f**king Batcave?' And he was like, 'No I built a Batcave entrance!' When you went in behind the bookcase it was a panic room."
And Smith also explained that Affleck is a huge Batfan himself.
"This dude has loved Batman going as far back as I can remember. He only did Daredevil because he loved Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns," he continued.
"He's like, 'They're never going to make another Batman', because this was after Batman had nipples. So he was like, 'Daredevil's cool, and Miller wrote him as well'. So he liked the character, but it was always rooted in Batman.
"He's always been into the notion. He'll honour the character. I honestly think the dude's a great actor, it makes absolute sense."
And he insisted that Affleck's recent track record proves that he'll make a success of the role.
"This dude has been to the bottom, then he clawed his way back to respectability. Argo won Best Picture this year. He's been to the bottom, been to the top - I don't think he's looking for a return to the bottom.
"For him, I think he thinks it's a good move."
We told you earlier today how Joseph Gordon-Levitt had backed Affleck too.