Ben Affleck Gives His Response On Sad Affleck Meme

Ben Affleck Sad AffleckBen Affleck finally speaks out about the Sad Affleck meme. In an interview with BBC radio, Affleck said the meme was a learning experience for interviews.

“It taught me not to do interviews with Henry Cavill where I don’t say anything and they could lay Simon and Garfunkel tracks over it, that’s one thing I learned.”

Given the semi-serious way in which he said that and how annoyed he seems to be from numerous The Batman comments, it truly seems like Affleck just wants to be left alone. The fewer fans and interviewers which bother him, the more inspired he’ll likely be as he writes The Batman. 

For a more serious response to what he learned during the film, Affleck responded with the following:

“I learned a ton actually, making that movie. I had not made a movie of that scale. I didn’t know what the technology was capable of doing nowadays. The last big blockbuster-y movies I made were like Armageddon in 1997.”

“The technology had really changed the way those movies were made. It was fascinating and I learned a tremendous amount.”

The full interview can be watched below:

Ben Affleck’s Batman will next appear in Justice League, which hits theaters on November 17th, 2017.

Source: BBCRadio1

Leon Brill

Leon Brill

Leon Brill is a staff writer for Heroic Hollywood, superhero/comic enthusiast, gamer, and film lover.

  • flavortang

    His politics aside, Affleck is a good dude and a cinematic genius and his Batman is my favorite of all of them. I think he’s going to knock future DCEU appearances out of the park.

    • Peter James

      What’s wrong with his politics, and why bring it into this at all?

      • If someone is aware of an artist’s politics, it’s entirely within reason to mention them when discussing the artist.

    • SAMURAI36

      Agreed, but just curious, what are his politics? (I honestly haven’t kept up)

    • Nick Farina

      Nolan was given very generous amounts of time to do his Batman films. I really feel like he just wants to make the best possible Batman film he can, and the pressure from fans and media to just “crank it out” is getting to him. Understandably so. After the criticism BvS received, I’m sure he’s in no hurry to answer more questions about harsh reviews.

      • flavortang

        Yeah, most directors don’t have the cachet to tell the greedy, hapless execs to “f### off” and let them work; Nolan is one of the few.

        I read someone on Reddit say that David Ayer was a victim of this: he was rushed through the production of Suicide Squad to… mixed results, but instead of pulling a Josh Trank and just going sickhouse on the studio and telling all about the Fantastic Four production and pretty much ruining his career, Ayer took the heat for Squad, said it was his cut and accepted all responsibility for it. Now WB is letting him do Gotham City Sirens, hopefully with MUCH more time to write the script, since the movie likely won’t some out until late summer 2018 or 2019.

        Most of the issues are with execs meddling in the editing room. I liked the theatrical cut of BvS but LOVED the “Ultimate” Cut. I think the same thing probably happened with Squad but the final edit was so different from the original that they couldn’t put out a refined version of Ayer’s cut because it’d reveal just how much they botched the theatrical release. So much politics. lol

        • Nick Farina

          Very much agreed. I simply “liked/appreciated” BvS when I saw it in theaters, but loved the Ultimate Edition. The theatrical cut’s editing issues screamed of studio interference to get their preferred 2.5 hour run-time, likely to get as many showing in theaters at possible. I’m sure Snyder tried to present the best narrative he could within those parameters, but it just didn’t work out.

          Hopefully WB effs off and allows both Snyder on Justice League and Affleck on The Batman the space they need to present their initial vision, and not some butchered cut to make a few extra bucks in theaters ala BvS.

  • The comment wasn’t that serious lol, he’s even smirking while saying it x.x — he is likely still annoyed though lol.

  • Math

    Last big movie was Armageddon? What about Pearl Harbor? Daredevil, the Sum of all fears, Paychecks weren’t small movies either I believe… But yeah, sure… it had been a while since he made a big budget production.