Ben Affleck, Batman v. Superman

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It's been some time, so you may have forgotten that when Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, people weren't happy, but that doesn't bother him.

The actor openly discussed all of the buzz concerning his casting in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (which is slated for a May 2016 release) and the controversy that followed, mentioning that it doesn't faze him. In fact, he even made a Fifty Shades of Grey reference when discussing whether or not all the chatter got under his skin.

(Look at Ben being all in-the-know with the madness surrounding Christian Grey.)

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"Before I took the role, Warner Bros. gave me a bunch of past reactions to casting and said, Are you sure you want to get into this? This is part and parcel of these movies now. There's a lot of active fans with a lot of opinions.' To me, having been through a certain amount of that, it doesn't really… Everyone's entitled to their opinion. I wouldn't have taken the part if I didn't trust my instincts in terms of the filmmaking," Affleck began to say during an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

"I think Chris Terrio wrote a terrific script. Zack Snyder's a great visual director. And there's an interesting take. I wouldn't have done it if I didn't think I could do it. I have the benefit of a lot of that understanding. But also, everyone is entitled to their opinion. That's a big part of this international sport. The Fifty Shades of Grey kid or whatever it is. That's sort of become a thing."

Yeah, you could say that.

Ben Affleck, Batman


He added, "You know what? It's great that people do care that much. They want to see the movie that much. And it is incumbent on you to honor the story. There are the Greek myths and these are the American myths. The American myths are these superheroes. People care about ‘em a lot. And it's incumbent on you to do a good job and make it as excellent as you possibly can. At the end of the day, the movie's all that matters."

While Affleck has already made his debut as the Caped Crusader, fans were able to get the first glimpse of him as Bruce Wayne on Monday. The celeb was spotted playing the superhero's alter ego while wearing an all-blue ensemble, consisting of a vest, tie, and slacks, and black Nike tennis shoes (that's kind of funny) during filming in downtown Detroit.

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