Ben Affleck trusted his instincts before signing on to play the Caped Crusader in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and he's hoping fans do too.
"Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. I wouldn’t have taken the part if I didn’t trust my instincts in terms of the filmmaking. I think Chris Terrio wrote a terrific script. Zack’s a great visual director. And there’s an interesting take. I wouldn’t have done it if I didn’t think I could do it," he told Entertainment Weekly.
The Oscar winner doesn't appear to mind some fans' fervor surrounding the role.
"It’s great that people do care that much. They want to see the movie that much. And it is incumbent on you to honor the story. There are the Greek myths and these are the American myths. The American myths are these superheroes. People care about ‘em a lot. And it’s incumbent on you to do a good job and make it as excellent as you possibly can. At the end of the day, the movie’s all that matters," he said.
The 41-year-old also revealed to the mag that he worked hard to get into superhero shape after being in not-so-super hero shape for another role.
"It’s the responsibility of an actor to get their physical self as close to the role as possible. And Batman’s obviously got a set of expectations that are tough. So I spent a lot of time working out. And it’s a far cry from Gone Girl where my character is described as 'puffy and hungover,'" he said. "I want you to know I worked equally hard at both!"
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will debut in 2016.
-- Jesse Spero