Affleck regrets Daredevil and admits his Batman is different to Bales

Posted on 4 December 2013
By Charlie Elgar
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It’s fair to say that Ben Affleck didn’t receive the best internet reception after being announced the next man to step into the Batman suit – but based on his previous superhero attempts, we’re not surprised.

2003’s Daredevil received some pretty horrendous feedback, but with Affleck himself calling it “the only movie I actually regret”, can we trust that he’s learnt some valuable superhero/world-saving lessons for next time?

Affleck has shown his full awareness of the public’s seemingly negative reaction, but appears to have taken it on the chin.

Plain and simply, he said: “Why would I make the movie if I didn’t think it was going to be good and that I can be good in it?”

Affleck admitted that it wasn’t just the failure of his previous superhero attempt that spurred him on to do Batman – but the plans that were in place.

After initially being sceptical about the role, he said that Zack Snyder’s storyline “was a unique take on Batman that was still consistent with the mythology.” that got him excited.

Albeit reluctantly, Affleck said: “The new Batman is to redefine him in a new way that doesn’t compete with the Bale and Christopher Nolan Batman but still exists within the Batman canon”.

Until the release of Snyder’s Man of Steel follow up in 2015, we will have to wait and see.

With a worldwide audience of exceptionally high expectations, we watch eagerly as the complete cast and storyline begin to mould into place.