Ben Affleck played Batman in both “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League,” and although his performance received some critical acclaim, he never seemed to complete it. completely comfortable with this role. Talk to Herald Sun, he revealed that he had a “very, very, very difficult experience” while filming his second movie, which was particularly difficult to the point that it led to a relapse into alcoholism.
He goes into more detail when talking to LA time:
It was really “Justice League” that was the goal for me. It was a bad experience because of a combination of things: my own life, my divorce, going away too much, competitive work programs and so on. [director] Zack [Snyder]’s personal tragedy [Snyder’s daughter Autumn died by suicide in 2017] and take a picture. It was just the worst experience. It’s too bad. That’s everything that I don’t like about this. That became the moment where I said, “I’m not doing this anymore.” It’s not even about, like, “Justice League” being so bad. Because it could be anything.
After all of that, Affleck decided to pull out of the upcoming “The Batman” movie, which he would have originally starred in and directed. “I looked at it and thought, ‘I wouldn’t be happy doing this. The person who did this should love it,'” he said. “You have to always want these things, and I’d probably love to do it at 32 or something. But that’s when I started to realize it wasn’t worth it. It’s just a great perk of doing it. reorient and reframe your priorities. That once it starts to be more experiential, I feel more comfortable.”
That movie is still ongoing with Matt Reeves directing and Robert Pattinson starring. There are quite a few villains, including Colin Farrell as Penguin, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman and Paul Dano as Riddler. Have you seen Riddler’s new Zodiac Killer outfit?
Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/the Riddler in “The Batman” (Frank Ockenfels / DC Comics / Warner Bros.
“The Flash” puts “a really nice ending” to Ben Affleck’s time as Batman
All that said, Affleck will be back to play Bruce Wayne/Batman again, in the Flash solo movie starring Ezra Miller. And it looks like this is a better experience for him.
“I never said this – this is hot – but probably my favorite scenes of Batman, and the interpretation of Batman that I did, was in the Flash movie,” Affleck said. . “I hope they maintain the integrity of what we’ve done because I think it’s great and really interesting – different, but not in a way that doesn’t fit the character.”
Who knows? Maybe they’ll decide it just doesn’t work, but when I go and do it, it’s really fun and really, really gratifying and encouraging and I think, ‘Wow – I think I’ve finally found it. out it.’
Overall, Affleck thinks the movie “The Flash” “has wrapped up my experience with that character well.”
“The Batman” hits theaters on March 4. “The Flash” hits theaters later, on November 4.
https://www.salon.com/2022/01/13/after-very-hard-time-on-justice-league-ben-affleck-is-done-with-batman_partner/ After a “very hard” time on “Justice League”, Ben Affleck has completed the role of Batman