During an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Ben Affleck has finally broken his silence over being cast as the Caped Crusader for the next installment in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel franchise, and the fan outrage that came after. Surprisingly (and refreshingly), his reaction is a lot more civil than what most View Askew fans would expect when compared to Matt Damon’s, whose initial reaction was to downplay the intricacies of playing Batman in film.
“It’s so awesome, I’m so excited. They called me up and said, ‘Do you want to do this?’ And I thought, ‘I’m not like 25, are you sure?’ And they said, ‘Come down, we want to show you what we’re doing.’ And it was incredible.”
“Zack Snyder’s directing it and he’s got this incredible take on it. Obviously he can’t do what Chris [Nolan] and Christian [Bale] did – those movies are amazing – so he wants to do something different but still in keeping with that. And I thought, ‘This is a brilliant way to do this, I really know how to hook into this.’”
Affleck’s specific reply to the fan outrage was a joking “I handle shit!”, before describing the first online comment he saw, which simply read, ‘Noooooooooooooooo!’