Ben Affleck Drops 'Batman' Reference in His Testimony to Congress (Video)

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A fellow 'Batman v Superman' actor was on the Senate panel.

Ben Affleck testified before Congress in Washington D.C. on Thursday — and dropped a reference to his upcoming Batman film while discussing his Eastern Congo Initiative.

The actor sat in front of wife Jennifer Garner and next to Bill Gates during his testimony for the organization, a grantmaking and advocacy initiative working for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In his opening statement at the Senate hearing on Diplomacy, Affleck addressed the members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee panel, including Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy. "I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge my costar in Batman," he said to Leahy. "The role is marginally smaller than mine, but I understand that you are quite good."

The senator has appeared in three Batman films — Batman and Robin (1997), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012) — and sounds as if he will be joining the actor for 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Ben Affleck, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) Founder, Opening Statement at Senate hearing on Diplomacy. Watch the complete hearing here:

Posted by C-SPAN on Thursday, March 26, 2015