Last night, Ben Affleck was the guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The conversation started out simple; a small discussion about their families mixed in with a little laughter at the kids’ unique personalities.
However, it didn’t take long until the conversation got interesting. They discussed the controversy surrounding the announcement that Ben Affleck has been cast as the Caped Crusader in the upcoming film Batman vs. Superman.
You can see the video of the conversation below. The discussion about Batman starts around 1:45.
When Affleck was originally asked if he wanted the part, he wasn’t sure if this is something he could do.
“I’m not 25, man. Are you sure?” he said to them.
However, after taking a closer look at the project, he knew this is something that he wanted to do.
He then goes on to talk about a conversation he had with studio once he accepted the project.
“Listen. We want to talk to you, because people go through this process and it’s a little bit – you know, can be trying. So we want to show you some of the reactions that past people who have been cast have got on the internet and stuff.” he said.
He says that they sent him some examples of things that people have said on the internet. However, he feels that you can’t judge someone on something you haven’t seen.
“You can’t say before the movie comes out – It doesn’t matter what people say now, it matters what people say when they see the movie.”
He says that he wasn’t worried about it and that he was a “big boy” and could handle it. Then he describes when he first saw the criticism the announcement was met with.
He says that he took a look at the announcement and it said ‘Ben Affleck is going to be Batman’ and he looked at the first comment, and it said “Noooooooooooo.” Affleck said with a laugh.
It seems as if he is taking this whole thing in stride, and as much as I could like to deny that I was one of those people who flipped my lid in disagreement when I heard that he had been cast as the Caped Crusader opposite of Henry Cavill, Affleck makes a very good point. You can’t really judge someone on something you haven’t seen yet.
So I guess for the time being, we will give Ben Affleck the benefit of the doubt until we can see him in action in the batsuit. I mean, this isn’t Daredevil after all.
Batman vs. Superman is currently scheduled to hit theaters in the U.S. on July 17, 2015.