In many ways, Ben Affleck being cast as Batman a couple of years ago for the DC Films epic "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" was not in the forefront of anyone's mind, least of all the Academy Award winning actor and director of Argo himself. However when the announcement broke out in 2013 and he was officially tapped to play an older and more hardened Dark Knight, there was a lot of mixed reactions from the world... UNTIL footage and pics of what is now dubbed "Batfleck" appeared online and quelled any doubts or misconceptions. This is a Batman that is truly going to change the way we perceive the Caped Crusader in cinema henceforth... And we only have a few weeks to go until the film hits!
Now during a press tour visit in Beijing this weekend to promote BvS alongside Superman actor Henry Cavill and director Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck explained that playing Batman was a "daunting aspect" that made playing the character a challenge to him. A video caught by the Associated press highlights the man's explanation on playing the new Caped Crusader of the big screen.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on March 25th!