According to E Online on Sept. 6, Hugh Jackman, who was promoting his new movie Prisoners at the Toronto Film Festival, decided he was all for supporting Ben Affleck in the future "Batman vs. Superman" movie. Considering there had been much controversy going on with Affleck being promoted by Warner Brothers to take on the mantle of the iconic DC Comics character, Jackman gave him a vote of confidence.
"He's a Boston Kid, right? He's a tough guy". I think Ben is a great actor. I think he's been underrated for a long time. He's obviously a great director. He's a very smart guy. That guy doesn't make decisions that aren't well thought out, that aren't great".
Of course, Jackman does know a thing or two or six himself as he played the tough adamantium wielding Wolverine character in the latest six mutant-filled film installments.
Fans have been disgruntled by the choice, probably mainly in part by him having played in the "Daredevil" film that was lackluster in performance. It seems this stigma and fear that this performance may carry over into Zack Snyder's sequel. Fortunately, Jackman will think this will cause Affleck to strive for the ability to do better and thus disappointing those who may detract him from his efforts.
"I know [Ben] a little bit and I know he's going to relish the opportunity to go and crush it," Hugh added. "I have no doubt he's going to crush it".
Affleck is to start shooting for Zack Snyder in "Batman vs. Superman" next year and the film is scheduled to be released on July 17, 2015.