Ben Affleck On That “Oh Sh*t!” Moment In ‘Batman v Superman’

This article contains minor spoilers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

During the third act of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Caped Crusader tries to get Doomsday’s attention by spraying bullets at him with the Batwing. However, things don’t go as planned, and Batman ends up on the ground with Doomsday right in front of him.

If you’ve seen the movie or even the trailers, then you probably already know that Batman then says “Oh sh*t!” You might be wondering why the character would curse in a PG-13 script, but as it turns out, that line was actually improvised by Ben Affleck. Here’s what the actor told EW:

“I just improv’d that. I had a feeling that it would work and that it would be funny. I improvised and I talked to Zack about it and I think this will really work because you don’t expect it – and because it’s Batman, and at that moment he is so incredibly overmatched.”

Lots of younger viewers will probably see the movie at some point, but Affleck doesn’t sound too worried about potentially exposing them to the curse word:

“We’ve taken these characters and are treating them more and more realistically. It seems very realistic that he would say that at that point. Any kid has heard their father say that if he’s trying to hammer a nail and hammers his thumb by accident. I think that, unfortunately, all kids are plenty exposed to that particular expression.”

What do you guys think? Did you find that moment funny while watching the movie? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

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