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Ben Affleck has been chatting up the new Blu-ray release of "Argo," which features all sorts of extra goodies. While we're fans of Affleck's Oscar-winning flick, inquiring minds really want to know more about Batfleck.
Of course, Affleck can't divulge too much info on the upcoming Zack Snyder film, but the crumbs he's dropping are pretty tasty. In an interview for the latest issue of Playboy (via Latino Review), Affleck said, "I don't want to give away too much, but the idea for the new Batman is to redefine him in a way that doesn't compete with the Bale and Chris Nolan Batman but still exists within the Batman canon. It will be an older and wiser version, particularly as he relates to Henry Cavill's Superman character." Mmm, canon!
Affleck was hesitant to take the role at first, but once he got a look at what Snyder had cooking, he was on board. "It was a unique take on Batman that was still consistent with the mythology. It made me excited. All of a sudden I had a reading of the character. When people see it, it will make more sense than it does now or even than it did to me initially," he told the mag.
The failure of 2003's "Daredevil" apparently also had a little something to do with Affleck's decision to play another superhero. "The only movie I actually regret is 'Daredevil.' It just kills me," he admitted. "I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got f*cked up the way it did stays with me. Maybe that's part of the motivation to do Batman."
In a separate interview with Entertainment Weekly, Affleck said it's basically up to Snyder to make this superhero mash-up work -- but what he's seen so far is encouraging. "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."
Naturally, Affleck is still fielding questions about the initial uproar that followed his casting, but he's keeping a sense of humor about it. Which is good, because if we know anything, it's that Batman could use a little levity.
[via Playboy, EW h/t Latino Review]