Current Superman Henry Cavill has nothing but super things to say about Ben Affleck following Warner Bros.' controversial decision to cast the Oscar winner as Batman in the forthcoming follow-up to this summer's blockbuster hit Man of Steel.
In an interview with Total Film to promote the latter flick's Blu-ray release, the 30-year-old British hunk said that Affleck's mettle as an actor and director will make him a terrific Caped Crusader in the studio's first big-screen mash-up of the DC superheroes, tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman.
"I'm sure he'll be fantastic, above all else, and as a filmmaker he's got his own style, you know, he's not copying anyone else. And he's also sort of been tenacious in his career," Cavill told the site.
"He's had ups followed by downs and now he's very up again and I think that requires and shows a very special strength of character, and it's something which I enjoy working with because jobs like this require a strength of character. They require a dedication to the work and a belief in oneself and Ben has that, clearly."
No word whether Affleck's Batman will serve as Superman's foil or whether the two will end up just being sparring partners before joining forces to save Gotham City and Metropolis' citizens from some other threat.
But given Warner Bros.' professed desire to make a Justice League film in the coming years, we're betting on the latter scenario, especially now that rumors have it the Man of Steel sequel could wind up including Wonder Woman.
As the trades reported last month, French beauty Olga Kurylenko is one of several actresses who have auditioned for the female lead in the picture that, according to the casting breakdown, calls for someone "tall, brunette, athletic and exotic."
That sounds a lot like the Amazonian warrior princess to us.
The Zack Snyder-directed Batman vs. Superman is slated to hit theaters July 17, 2015.