After portraying the blind superhero Daredevil several years back, Hollywood A-lister Ben Affleck never dreamed that he would be donning a superhero costume once again.
But last year, he landed the highly covetable role of Bruce Wayne (a.k.a. Batman) in the DC blockbuster hit "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" directed by Zack Snyder.
Windows of opportunity are opening up for Affleck after landing the role, even opportunities to direct his own Batman film. For Affleck, "it's something I'd be open to," and "it's an exciting idea," but nothing concrete has been formed.
"I'll just say going through the process, I would never have imagined that I could or would direct a movie like this. And in working with (Snyder) and seeing what he did and watching him every day, I got really inspired by that and by seeing the scope on which he was telling the story, by seeing what he was able to do with this kind of mythic story on a grand scale," he told USA Today during an interview.
Earlier, Affleck said that his caped crusader is actually "a guy who had been through that experience (crime fighting) already for many years and was kind of burnt out and asking himself what the point of it all was and going through an existential crisis."
"Batman is covered up by a suit and sometimes a car and sometimes a lot of vehicles and weapons, whereas Bruce Wayne is much more naked - it's just you and a suit of clothes," he explained. "You can't really play Batman because Batman is different things to different people. We project our own things onto the mythology of what Batman is, and he has to be able to be projected upon. With Bruce Wayne, you have to bring something distinct and new and different."
Henry Cavill, on the other hand, talked about his character Clark Kent (a.k.a. Superman). Despite being infinitely more powerful than Batman, he will not take advantage of his strength superiority.
"He's not going to go all-out against the kids because he'll end up smashing people around. It's the idea of still wanting to have fun but no one gets hurt, so you're being careful about where your knees and elbows are going. That's what Clark is for me, but Superman is far more relaxed. Superman is dad just being dad at home," he said.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will make its way to cinemas on March 25, 2016.