Henry Cavill recently shared his thoughts on Ben Affleck playing Batman in the upcoming “Man Of Steel” sequel.
Speaking to Total Film, Cavill is confident that Ben is the right man for the job saying:
“I’m sure he’ll be fantastic, above all else! And as a filmmaker, he’s got his own style, you know? He’s not copying anyone else. And he’s also sort of being tenacious in his career. He’s had ups followed by downs, and now he’s very up again. I think that requires and shows a very special strength of character. And it’s something which I enjoy working with because jobs like this require strength of character. They require a dedication to the work and belief in oneself, and Ben has that, clearly.”
Strength of character is certainly needed after Affleck’s gruelling ordeal when fans launched a petition to get rid of the “Daredevil” actor. The disappointment of “Dare Devil” is still a fresh wound for some fans of the comic book character considering the film’s poor box office performance and terrible ratings. Review aggregator Rottentomatoes.com gave the superhero flick 45% based on 118 reviews from the critics, while 465234 fans dishing out 36%.
Not helping the actor win over fans, Affleck also said in an interview once:
“By playing a superhero in ‘Daredevil,’ I have inoculated myself from ever playing another superhero. Wearing a costume was a source of humiliation for me and something I wouldn’t want to do again soon.” – Courtesy of Starpulse.com
Hopefully all is forgotten in anticipation of an amazing “Man of Steel” sequel. Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman and Ben Affleck will make his debut as the caped crusader. “Man of Steel 2″ will hit theaters on July 17, 2015.