Ben Affleck is perfectly happy that die-hard fans of Batman got rather opinionated at the news he was to play the Dark Knight. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the forty-something Affleck--nicknamed 'Batfleck' on social media--says "I think it's great that people care that much. And it is incumbent on you to honor the story. There are the Greek myths and these are the American myths. The American myths are these superheroes. People care about them a lot. And it’s incumbent on you to do a good job and make it as excellent as you possibly can. At the end of the day, the movie’s all that matters."
Commenting on his physical transformation for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, Affleck said, "every time I do a role, it’s the responsibility of an actor to get their physical self as close to the role as possible. And Batman’s obviously got a set of expectations that are tough. So I spent a lot of time working out. And it’s a far cry from Gone Girl where my character is described as 'puffy and hungover'. I want you to know I worked equally hard at both!"
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