Ben Affleck is not a stranger to the superhero movie—as many can remember (and most wish to forget), Affleck starred as Matt Murdock/ Daredevil in the atrocious 2003 film, Daredevil, a tonally-jarring mishmash of bad CGI, hammy writing, Colin Farrell’s overacting, an only a seemingly passing interest in remaining true to the tone of the Daredevil comic books. And now, over a decade later, Affleck is returning to the genre as Bruce Wayne/ Batman in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman, directed by Zack Snyder.
So, certainly, Affleck is an actor and director who now knows what not to do when helming a comic book movie. And so his recent comments about Zack Snyder’s direction and vision are somewhat interesting, as he contends that it is the director’s vision which makes or breaks films such as these, and he is confident about Snyder’s style—because, well, Snyder’s style also gave us Man of Steel, which was just terrible. But hey, Affleck seems excited:
“From what I’ve seen of what’s Zack is doing, it’s made me very excited. One of the nice things about being an actor in that movie is they show you all the stuff before anyone else gets to see it. So all the sort of world-creation, and the take on the character and the other characters is really exciting. And at the end of the day, the truth is it’s really directors that make movies work or not — especially these kinds of movies, where it’s about the whole world, and a rising tide lifts all ships. And if it all has integrity, if it all has a sense of realism, then it works. And if it doesn’t, than it doesn’t really matter what everyone’s doing [on the screen] because they just look like a bunch of Mexican wrestlers in suits.”
Guess we’ll just have to wait until July 17, 2015 to see for ourselves.
What do you think of Affleck’s comments?
Source: Coming Soon