Ben Affleck Doesn’t Care What You Think About His ‘Batman’ Role


Ben Affleck says he doesn’t care what you think about him and his new ‘Batman’ role because he “can handle anything”. The news about the actor taking on the role in the upcoming  ‘Man of Steel’ sequel wasn’t met fondly on the internet but he says he was prepared for the negative reaction and is “tough” enough to take any awards snubs he has in his path:

”I’m a big boy. If I can handle an Emmy snub, I can handle anything. I handle s**t, you know what I mean? I’m very tough. So I saw the announcement, I look at the first comment and it’s like, ‘Ben Affleck is going to be Batman’ and the first one goes, ‘Noooooooo!’ ”

Ben says that those behind the film even tried to prepare him by meeting with his prior to the news going public to reassure him that it didn’t matter about the public’s reaction:

‘The people from the studio were like ‘We’re thrilled… and listen we want to talk to you because people go through this process and it can be a little trying.’ They said, ‘We want to show you some of the reactions that past cast members have got on the internet.’ ”

The actor still says he’s excited for the part and keen to work with the director because he has an interesting point of view:

”Zack [Snyder] has this incredible take on it… he wants to do something different but still in keeping with [previous films].”