Nearly one month after Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in Batman Vs. Superman, the actor appeared on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, where he opened up about the casting process, the negative reactions on the internet, and much more. Take a look at the video, which also includes the actor talking about parenting and his children, and you can also read the full quotes below.
"It's so awesome, man. I'm so excited. They called me up and said, 'Do you want to do this,' and I'm like, 'What? I'm not 25, man, are you sure about this? They said come down and we'll show you what we're doing, and it was incredible. Zack, the director, Zack Snyder is directing, he has this incredible take on it, that's like... Obviously we can't do what Chris (Nolan) and Christian (Bale) did, those movies are amazing, so he wants to do something different, but still in keeping with that, so I had to like, I thought this is a brilliant way to do this and I really know how to hook into this. And I said, 'Okay, I want to do it.' And the people from the studio were like, 'We're thrilled, we're so excited... and listen, we want to talk to you, because people go through this process and it is a little bit, it can be trying. We want to show you some of the reactions that past cast members have got on the internet.' So they sent me people who were in these movies that did a great job and people were like, 'Kiiilll him!' I was like, you can't say that before the movie comes out. It doesn't matter what the people think then, it matters what they think when they see the movie. But I was like, 'I'm a big boy. I can handle an Emmy snub, I can handle anything.' They said, just don't use the internet for a couple of days. I said, 'I handle sh*t,' you know what I mean. I'm very tough.' So I saw the announcement, I look at the first comment and it's like, 'Ben Affleck is going to be Batman' and the first person goes, 'Noooooo!' We're going to be luddites for awhile, kids."
When Jimmy Fallon mentioned going to Comic-Con, the actor had this to say.
"Yeah, I mean, part of it is when you see the materials and you see the take. It's a very hard thing to describe without giving away the story and giving away what it is, but I really feel like I have a lot of opportunities now, which is really great, and this is something that's very exciting."