Ben Affleck Talks Batman Role and Internet Backlash With Jimmy Fallon

Posted on September 19, 2013

Ben Affleck on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman in the highly anticipated film, Batman vs. Superman, directed by Zack Snyder. There was a backlash on social media when the announcement was made that Affleck would play the caped crusader. Affleck talked to Jimmy Fallon about the backlash.

Affleck said the studio warned him about a possible backlash. He says he told them he could handle any snub. Affleck said he could handle the negative feedback. He said, "I'm a big boy." Then he saw the Internet reactions and the first comment he saw was "Noooooooooo!" After that he told his family, "We're going to be luddites for a while."

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