Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice gave us Sad Affleck, and for that we're all grateful. But contrary to popular belief, Ben Affleck himself isn't all that sad about the film and its reception.
Many have been critical of Batman v Superman, including its stars, but Affleck doing press for his latest film, The Accountant, is giving reporters a chance to talk to him about it again.
On this tour, Affleck has said the likely title for his next superhero solo film will be The Batman (to the surprise of no one). Whether that will hold true remains to be seen. But a Fox reporter who saw Batman v Superman four times and “absolutely loved” it, started asking Affleck about the negativity surrounding the film. Here's what he said:
It”s interesting. It was a movie that got…that was a huge hit movie that so many more people went to see that than any movie I”ve made in my career. It was the biggest hit of my career and then had some, a lot of editorial negativity, although I think the reviews…fans went, and I got a lot of positive response. It was interesting, that movie, because it was judged not necessarily on execution so much as its tone. Some people, people seemed to want to have a lighter tone to the movie, and so that's sort of…and I thought that was interesting because that”s subjective. Tone isn't like a qualitative thing, it”s subjective, right? Some tones resonate with me and might not with you. And the tone of the movie was really parallel to the Frank Miller book, which I liked and thought was great. I”m glad that so many people went and so many people liked the movie and it worked out.
An entirely reasonable and neutral answer. As for his personal thoughts on the finished product, Affleck said: “I loved it.” I guess we should start calling him Glad Batman.
Meanwhile, Snyder has posted a new Justice League tease on his Twitter since the last one featuring J.K. Simmons' Commissioner Gordon. Some folks have spotted Deathstroke (the newly announced Joe Manganiello) in his storyboard here…
#JusticeLeague #Cosplay pic.twitter.com/JwzoevN2HI
– Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) September 29, 2016
(via Comics Alliance)