According to ComicBook.com on Dec. 3, Ben Affleck talks about how the failure of the "Daredevil" film moved him to make the decision to partake in the "Batman vs. Superman" movie. Though he does feel stung by the failure of "Daredevil", he really liked the character and regretted not having done the part justice.
“If I thought the result would be another Daredevil, I’d be out there picketing myself,” Affleck laughed. “Why would I make the movie if I didn't think it was going to be good and that I can be good in it? The only movie I actually regret is Daredevil. It just kills me. I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got f**d up the way it did stays with me. Maybe that’s part of the motivation to do Batman".
The picketing Affleck may have been referring to was how a good amount of comic book fans weren't entirely accepting of the idea of him being the next Batman character.
Affleck describes the fact when had partaken as the Daredevil, he saw the character as "unique take on Batman" that still went along 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. 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".
Though the famous actor has had an Academy Award-winning film for "Argo", he is well aware even he had his own ups and downs during his career. So regardless of the fans resistance to taking on the Dark Knight mantle, Affleck is still stoked to dive right into the role.
When he was asked about what it's like wearing the bat suit, he had a non-answer to share:
"Well, I don’t want to get too far afield and I’m sure I’ll have time to talk about Batman down the road. What I’ll say is that I really like Zack (Snyder). From what I’ve seen of what’s Zack is doing, it’s made me very excited. 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. And at the end of the day, the truth is it’s really directors that make movies work or not — especially these kinds of movies, where it’s about the whole world, and a rising tide lifts all ships. And if it all has integrity, if it all has a sense of realism, then it works. And if it doesn’t, than it doesn't really matter what everyone’s doing [on the screen] because they just look like a bunch of Mexican wrestlers in suits".
"Batman vs. Superman" is scheduled to be released in 2015.