Sad Batfleck was a meme that spread across the Internet like wildfire earlier in the year – as these kind of things often tend to do – soon after the embargo lifted for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, releasing reviews that ranged from moderately good to bad to very, very ugly.
It prompted a minor overhaul at Warner Bros., with top brass admitting that there is a need for improvement across the board following the double whammy of Dawn of Justice and David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Those plans were set in motion once Ben Affleck was elected executive producer of Justice League, the next collaboration between Affleck and director Zack Snyder. And although it’s been a rocky start for the DC Extended Universe overall, Ben Affleck retains a sense of optimism as all involved at Warner prep for a massive 2017 – both Wonder Woman and Justice League are on course to bow next calendar year.
But when quizzed about his experience on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in a recent interview for The Accountant, Ben Affleck reflected on the divisive tentpole on a positive note, stating: “I loved it,” Affleck shared with Kevin McCarthy. “It’s the biggest hit of my career and had a lot of editorial negativity….It was interesting, that movie, because it was judged not necessarily on execution so much as its tone.”
With the benefit of hindsight, what do you make of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice? Are you inclined to agree with Affleck’s statement?
Next up for Affleck in the superhero space is a starring role in Justice League – production wrapped earlier this week – with The Batman seemingly set to follow Snyder’s ensemble piece in 2018. The Accountant, meanwhile, is due to arrive in theaters on October 14.