When Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman in theaters in 2013, many fans of the character were left behind, as always. The actor convinced the role with each new participation, but after three films, he passed the baton forward. Now the actor has revealed the real reason he took on the challenge of living the hero in the movies.
Ben Affleck played the Dark Knight in just three films, Batman vs. Superman: Origin of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Justice League, with a solo film slated to be produced soon after and directed by himself. But plans change, especially in Hollywood, and in the end he quit directing and the project turned into The Batman, with Matt Reeves in directing and Robert Pattinson in the lead role.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Affleck revealed why he accepted Warner’s offer to live the character:
“I made Batman because I wanted to do it for my kids. I wanted to do something my son was going to love. I mean, my kids haven’t seen Argo.
The actor also said of the change of plans for Batman within Warner:
“Zack [Snyder] I wanted to do a version of Dark Knight by Frank Miller, which is a really good version. Unfortunately, there are plenty of reasons why things go the way they do in this business, and just because your face is on the poster doesn’t mean you’re in charge of these things – and even if you are. are in charge, that doesn’t mean everything will be okay. “
The actor also says that all of the issues he encountered during the Justice League remakes were worth it, simply because he made his son happy:
“I wore the costume to my son’s birthday party, which was worth every moment of suffering in Justice League.
However, it’s still too early to say goodbye to Ben Affleck’s Batman: the actor will return as The Flash, the Scarlet Sprinter’s solo film, which is set to premiere on November 4, 2022.
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