Zack Snyder Says Casting Ben Affleck As 'Batman' Was A "No Brainer"

Recently, Zack Snyder spoke to People Magazine about his upcoming DC film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The director talked about the casting of Ben Affleck in the titular role of Batman, why he chose the actor for that role, and fan reaction to the first image of Affleck's Dark Knight...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is just a few months away and ever since the announcement of Ben Affleck's casting as Batman, fans have been eager to see if the Argo actor is worthy of taking over the mantle. Recently, director Zack Snyder spoke to People Magazine about Affleck and what makes him the definitive Batman. "He's an amazing Bruce Wayne, let's just be frank about that. And then when he puts the cowl on, you know he's got the chin for it," said Snyder about the Academy Award winning writer.

One of the most controversial aspects of Batman v Superman was the casting of Affleck as the Caped Crusader. It was something that took over the internet for weeks and even had "fans" writing up petitions to try to get Affleck to drop out of the role. Snyder went on to say why he chose Affleck. "Casting Ben felt like a no brainer to me," stated Snyder. "I know that there was some backlash, but he's just so perfect to me, especially in his size and his age." He also believes that the fans will know what he's talking about when they see the film. "I'm sure once the fans discover it, they'll feel the same way I do," said the director. "He's certainly got the chops for it, so I didn’t quite get the initial reaction."

Our first glimpse of Ben Affleck's Batman was when Snyder released the picture of him standing next to the new Batmobile, and the director also talks about capturing that moment and his reaction. "I took that picture of him next to the Batmobile," said Snyder as he looked back on that moment. "When I looked at the back of the camera to see what it looked like, I was like, 'Holy s---, that is ridiculously perfect.' "  What do you think about Zack Snyder's comments? Do you think Ben Affleck will be the best Batman yet?




Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25th, 2016.
 
Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, and Holly Hunter, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio from David S. Goyer's screenplay.
 
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