Ben Affleck: 'I Was Reluctant To Take Batman Role'
Star claims director Zack Snyder won him over with vision for movie...
Ben Affleck has revealed that he was reluctant to take the role of Batman in the forthcoming sequel to Man Of Steel.
The news of the Argo filmmaker's casting as the caped crusader sparked a storm of negative internet comments - with many fans feeling Affleck is not gritty enough for the part.
And speaking to 411 Mania, he admitted he had his own doubts when the idea was first broached as well.
"Initially, I was reluctant as I felt I didn't fit the traditional mould but once Zack showed me the concept, and that it would be both different from the great movies that Chris [Nolan] and Christian [Bale] made but still in keeping with tradition I was excited," he explained.
"Doing something different and new is always tricky and part of the thrill and the risk is that initially it confounds expectations. The truth is, it's the movie and the execution of it [that] all the actors depend on and I believe in Zack's vision."
He also confirmed a Warner Brothers executive's comment that the new Batman would be "tired and weary and seasoned".
Affleck has only briefly broken his silence since the news of his casting broke - explaining that he was unfazed by the backlash and can "handle s**t".
Superman Vs Batman is reported to have begun shooting already.