Henry Cavill Weighs In On Ben Affleck As Batman

Henry Cavill attends the 'Man of Steel' press conference at the Grand Hyatt on August 22, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan Henry Cavill attends the 'Man of Steel' press conference at the Grand Hyatt on August 22, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan

Henry Cavill’s Superman could be an adversary of Ben Affleck’s Batman in the upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel, but off the big screen, Henry is a fan.

Total Film chatted with Henry about his upcoming co-star, which many panned when his casting in the project was first announced.

“I’m sure he’ll be fantastic, above all else, and as a filmmaker he’s got his own style, you know, he’s not copying anyone else. And he’s also sort of been tenacious in his career,” the “Man of Steel” star said.

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According to Henry, Ben’s career dips (“Gigli” anyone?) only make him stronger.

“He’s had ups followed by downs and now he’s very up again and I think that requires and shows a very special strength of character, and it’s something which I enjoy working with because jobs like this require a strength of character,” Henry continued “They require a dedication to the work and a belief in oneself and Ben has that, clearly.”

The “Man of Steel” sequel is set to fly into theaters on July 17, 2015.

-- Jesse Spero

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