The highly-anticipated Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is still a while away from release, but one of the film’s stars is aware that things could go either way in terms of its success.
Ben Affleck, who plays Batman/Bruce Wayne. was speaking with America’s Today Show (transcribed by SuperHeroHype), saying that these kind of ambitious projects always have the risk of flopping or being massive hits.
“What has been interesting for me is that this is the movie that people come up to me and are very excited [about],” said the 42-year-old double Oscar-winner.
“You have all of this attention — some of it’s positive, some of it’s negative. In the end, you make the movie and it either works or it doesn’t.”
Explaining the backlash he has suffered since being announced as Christian Bale’s successor in the Bruce Wayne role, Affleck says fans just get excitable about literary characters they love.
“It’s the same with Gone Girl, 50 Shades of Grey or Star Wars, Batman, Lord Of The Rings – these cultural stories that people have attachments to, they care very much about it. The fans have imagined it, they write fan fiction and get really into it and they are entitled to those feelings,” he said.
One person who is super-stoked, regardless of the outcome of the movie, is Affleck’s wife, Jennifer Garner.
“He’s in crazy, crazy shape. No one deserves to be in the kind of shape that he’s in. I am enjoying it very much,” said the actress.