Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was subject to mixed reviews from critics and fans. What was almost universally agreed upon was the fact that Ben Affleck was one of the highlights of the film portraying Bruce Wayne/Batman.
The praise is even coming from Marvel and Team Captain America. Anthony Mackie during an interview while promoting Captain America: Civil War, agreed that Ben Affleck was the best part of Batman v Superman.
“The interesting thing about that interview, that whole conversation I was saying how much I liked the character of Superman, and how I liked the old Superman, and how it deterred from that line, but after seeing Batman V Superman, I’m very glad they brought it back. I feel like, I said, with your friend who cut that to make it look like I said that, which I didn’t, but anybody will do anything. When I saw that movie I was really excited about it because I said Ben Affleck would be the perfect Superman, I mean Batman, and when you see the movie he is the best thing about the movie, he shines as Batman.”
As previously reported, Captain America: Civil War is eyeing a $175M opening weekend but it’s looking like the film is about to open much higher than early predictions. According to Fandango, the upcoming film is outselling all previous Marvel Studios films and has even sold more tickets two weeks ahead of it’s release than the The Avengers did at this point.