Ben Affleck Opens Up About Playing Batman

By September 17, 2013
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Last month, when two-time Academy Award winner Ben Affleck was officially cast as Batman, a vast majority of the world went apes**t; even going as ridiculously far as to create petitions having him removed from the role.

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When Affleck went on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” in promotion of his upcoming film Runner Runner, they talked about being daddies – but with one clever segue, Fallon got to the meat of the supermatter: Affleck as Batman for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman vs. Superman film.

“They (Affleck’s kids) gotta be psyched ’cause Daddy’s gonna be Batman now!”

And because Affleck’s a great guy with a pretty huge patience span (Google stories about how many times people will say his last name like the AFLAC duck) and a great sense of humor, he regaled the audience with how he got the role AND how WB studio reps told him to avoid the internet for a few days after the official announcement by showing him some example reactions to other stars’ casting in certain beloved superhero roles.

“I’m a big boy – if I can handle an EMMY snub, I can handle ANYthing.” (A callback joke from earlier in the show.) He told his reps, “I handle sh-t; I’m very tough.”

Then he went to the fanboy/fangirl’s favorite source: the internet…with HILARIOUS results.

Said it before and I’ll say it again…

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