Ben Affleck admits criticism against Batman v Superman is ‘fair’
Actor Ben Affleck has responded to the backlash received by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, saying that criticism of the superhero film’s dark tone is “fair”.hollywood Updated: Oct 05, 2017 15:24 IST
Actor Ben Affleck has responded to the backlash received by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, saying that criticism of the superhero film’s dark tone is “fair”.
The 45-year-old actor, who played Bruce Wayne/ Batman in the 2016 film, said the portrayal of the Dark Knight in the Zack Snyder-directed movie appeared dissimilar to how one has viewed the character’s graph till now.
In an interview with Empire magazine, Affleck said, “I can understand people saying (Batman v Superman) was too dark, or this was outside the tone of what I’m used to seeing with a Batman story, and I think that’s a fair criticism.
“The movie’s bigger in scale than any movie I’ve been involved with in my career. It feels massive in terms of the visual elements. That’s something that Zack is really good at. That will be admired.”
The actor will reprise his role in Justice League, which is slated to release on November 17. Speaking about Justice League, Affleck said, “Zack wanted to make a movie that was more fun, that was a little bit light, that wasn’t so encumbered with heavy melodrama.” The film is currently undergoing reshoots under director Joss Whedon, after Snyder had to depart the project because of a personal tragedy.
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First Published: Oct 05, 2017 15:23 IST