Ben Affleck Laughs Off Batman Criticism

Ben Affleck has a superhero trait that is serving him well these days — he’s impervious to criticism.

The freshly-minted Dark Knight told Jimmy Fallon last night that producers of the upcoming Batman/Superman flick warned him about the backlash he would receive upon being cast as Batman and advised him to “not use the Internet for a couple of days.” (Batman talk begins at the 1:45 mark.)

But Ben said he’s “a big boy” and he can  handle it. He told Fallon, “You can’t say that before a movie comes out. It doesn’t matter what you think then, it matters what you think when you see the movie.”

As Variety’s Brian Lowry pointed out last month, the Affleck-directed rage has nothing on the vitriol that was directed Michael Keaton’s way when he was cast as the Caped Crusader in 1989.

Ben will get a chance to prove the naysayers wrong when the movie hits theaters in July 2015.

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  1. Ben Affleck is going to make the best Batman ever…..THE BEST EVER…AFFLECK..BEN…THE BEST….

  2. Alan Stowe says:

    Except we’ve seen you in dramatic roles before. And… you suck in them. So no, if we’re familiar with your career and you’ve got a consistent quality level, we can gauge how you will be in the next movie. The best indicator of future behavior is past behavior. Sorry to burst your bubble Ben.

    • Ben Affleck is going to make the best Batman ever…..THE BEST EVER…AFFLECK..BEN…THE BEST….

    • Bob says:

      Then after seeing him in The Town and Argo, and also he looks like he’s gonna give a good performance in Runner Runner, you should see he’ll be a great Batman. Dont judge by work he did 10-15 years ago. Look at his recent work.

      • Alan Stowe says:

        I was judging his recent work. Standing around looking out a window and occasionally uttering a line or taking a drink isn’t deep acting. He sure was trying to look deep. The Town was absurd and forgettable. Don’t judge by his directing. Look at his acting.

  3. BB.Gaijin says:

    I still think it’s a bad idea. Waiting to be pleasantly surprised.

  4. Tiny Tim says:

    Ben please do another Daredevil. You were awesome in the first movie. The script just suckered balls

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