When the news first came through that Ben Affleck would play Batman in the upcoming superhero movie “Batman vs. Superman”, there was a lot of groaning and moaning. A lot of people were disappointed with the casting, with most pointing to Affleck’s miserable attempt at a superhero movie with “Daredevil”. If ever a movie could be used as a perfect example of how NOT to do a superhero adaptation, it would be “Daredevil”. Despite that poor attempt, Affleck believes that there is no reason “Batman vs. Superman” will be a failure.
The initial negative reaction to Affleck’s casting has died down. A lot of people are willing to give him a chance, points out Brian Torchin on his Tumblr. His recent movies have been marked improvements on his initial roles. For example, Affleck won an Oscar for his directing role in “Argo”. He was also a star in that movie. His most recent work, “Gone Girl”, has been receiving rave reviews from movie goers and critics.
“Gone Girl” depicts a story where a man is charged with the murder of his disappeared wife. The book is based on a movie, while Affleck and Rosamund Pike play the two leads. Affleck has been praised for his reserved yet powerful performance by many people.
In terms of “Batman vs. Superman”, it remains to be seen whether Affleck can bring the necessary muscle, anger and fear to an iconic role. Following Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan’s trilogy will be a massive task for the American actor.
Affleck offered these words of encouragement for fans: “If I thought we were doing another movie just like Daredevil, I would be one of the voices complaining as well. I am driven to succeed in this role, I have very high standards, and I have no doubt that I will meet them.”