Ben Affleck Likens Batman’s Introduction In ‘Dawn of Justice’ To ‘Se7en’ And ‘Aliens’

Aside from all the rumors and what we’ve seen in the trailers for Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there’s not really a whole lot that we know about the plot of the movie. For instance, the Comic-Con trailer revealed that the movie begins with a flashback to the Black Zero Event, which features Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne, but how are we going to meet him as the Caped Crusader?

Batman’s introduction in the movie remains a mystery, but it’s definitely going to be scary, according to an LA Times writer, who compares his first scene to a Horror movie. Affleck himself agrees and likens it to a couple of classics:

Exactly. It’s like out of “Se7en” or “Aliens” or something, which is a really different vibe. My son still watches the Adam West “Batman” [TV series]. It’s a far cry from where it started.

The movie has been under a lot of scrutiny, more so than any other upcoming superhero flick. Whether it’s from fans or just moviegoers in general, the nitpicking on every single detail of Batman v Superman has been absurd, and it might even get worse once it comes out. However, Snyder is just happy that people are talking about the movie:

The tweets, comments, articles, blogs — it’s insanity. I tune it out to the extent that, when it’s really dumb, then we go, “OK, someone stomp this [rumor] because it’s stupid.” But mostly I just go, “Thank God they’re talking about the movie.” The fact that they care enough to get online and either rage or praise — that’s just cool for the culture, for the fans.

Affleck agrees with Snyder’s sentiments, but sounds a little more relaxed. After all, he has been doing this for a while and is very proud of the movie, so he clearly thinks that it’s good, despite all the comments. Here’s what the actor told the site:

Nobody tweeted about “Casablanca,” and look at how they did. [Laughs] From directing movies myself, at this point I always feel too enmeshed with it, where I get this panicked sense of like, “Is it good? It’s horrible, right? It’s going to bomb.” But I have a little more sense of remove from this. I feel relaxed and I’m proud of the movie and excited for people to see it. It’s a much nicer feeling. I’m so glad I’m not Zack.

As for the hate that he received from fans when he landed the role, Affleck says that he didn’t expect the reactions to spread like wildfire, but Warner Bros. had already prepared him by showing him previous reactions to casting announcements:

Yeah, I wasn’t totally up to speed with the extent to which the Internet can react to this stuff, and Warner Bros. was like, “Look, we just want to give you a little heads-up.” And they kind of briefed me on the reactions to some past casting choices: negative reactions to Heath [Ledger] being cast as Joker and other past stuff I wasn’t even aware of. In my experience, the truth is, if your work is good, people are going to like it. If it’s bad, people won’t. The rest of it is just speculation. It’s like when a team drafts a player: Fans can speculate, but you’ve got to wait until the season starts to see how they play. I’m pretty grown up about this stuff. If I had my feelings getting hurt about stuff that was said on the Internet, I would have been gone a long time ago, my friend. [Laughs]

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Source: The Los Angeles Times

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.