There have been a lot of mixed opinions over the decision to cast Ben Affleck in the role of Batman, for the Batman vs. Superman movie, and the actor has opened up about accepting the role. Ben admits that he almost turned the role down, before Zack Snyder convinced him that it was a role worth taking.
Affleck told 411Mania, "Initially I was reluctant as I felt I didn’t fit the traditional mold but once Zack showed me the concept, and that it would be both different from the great movies that Chris and Christian made but still in keeping with tradition I was excited."
He added, "Doing something different and new is always tricky and part of the thrill and the risk is that initially it confounds expectations. The truth is, it’s the movie and the execution of it is what all the actors depend on and I believe in Zack’s vision."
The Batman vs. Superman movie will once again be written by David S. Goyer, while Zack Snyder returns to direct and Henry Cavill will be back as Superman. There have been plenty of rumours about which other DC superheroes will make an appearance but, as of yet, nothing has been confirmed.