10:17am PT by Graeme McMillan
Ben Affleck is "Very Confident" that 'Batman v Superman' Won't Be Another 'Daredevil'
If 2003’s Daredevil movie makes you nervous about the prospect of Ben Affleck taking on the role of the Dark Knight in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, you might feel a little better knowing that Affleck himself shares your concern.
“Indeed I have regrets about Daredevil,” the actor said during an appearance on NPR’s All Things Considered this weekend. “Look, if I thought we were remaking Daredevil, I'd be out there picketing myself,” he added. “I’m hard on myself and I have exacting standards and I want to do excellent work and I don't always succeed, but I think you have to start out with that drive.”
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What makes Batman v Superman different from Mark Steven Johnson’s much-derided superhero effort, which also featured Jennifer Garner as love interest Elektra, is those involved in its creation, Affleck explained. “[Batman v Superman] was written by Chris Terrio, who wrote Argo, who's not a comic guy, and it's directed by Zack Snyder, who's a incredibly magical sort of visual stylist who's steeped in the comic world,” he said. “You have this sandwich of talents.”
Affleck apparently feels so good about the 2016 release that he threw some shade at other superhero movies in the process. “I felt very confident about it,” he said. “I thought it would be nice to make one of these movies really, really good.” More “really, really good” than Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy? There’s literally an Internet of people out there who’ll hear those as fighting words, you know…