When it was initially revealed that Ben Affleck had been cast as the Caped Crusader in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the reaction was mixed. Why that was is hard to say, especially as the actor has come a very long way since the likes of Daredevil and Gigli, delivering powerhouse performances in movies he’s also directed like Argo and The Town.
Regardless, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder is well aware of the response from some fans, and has now offered a pretty convincing explanation as to why he chose the actor to play his Dark Knight.
“He’s an amazing Bruce Wayne, let’s just be frank about that. And then when he puts the cowl on, you know he’s got the chin for it. Casting Ben felt like a no brainer to me. I know that there was some backlash, but he’s just so perfect to me, especially in his size and his age.”
It’s hard to argue with that justification, and everything we’ve seen of Affleck’s Batman so far points to him delivering the definitive take on the iconic DC Comics character.
Starring Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman and Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to open in theaters on March 25th, 2016.