Ben Affleck Talks Working with Zack Snyder, Batman vs. Superman Pre-Production

We’re still a few months away from production beginning on Batman vs. Superman and while some details on the highly-anticipated sequel have emerged, it is still very much a mystery. Even star Ben Affleck, who will put on the cape and cowl as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the film, hasn’t spoken all that much about the project. However, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Affleck had a few things to say about the advantages of working on these kinds of movies and a lot of high praise for director Zack Snyder.

“Well, I don’t want to get too far afield and I’m sure I’ll have time to talk about Batman down the road. What I’ll say is that I really like Zack. From what I’ve seen of what’s Zack is doing, it’s made me very excited. One of the nice things about being an actor in that movie is they show you all the stuff before anyone else gets to see it. So all the sort of world-creation, and the take on the character and the other characters is really exciting. And at the end of the day, the truth is it’s really directors that make movies work or not — especially these kinds of movies, where it’s about the whole world, and a rising tide lifts all ships. And if it all has integrity, if it all has a sense of realism, then it works. And if it doesn’t, than it doesn’t really matter what everyone’s doing [on the screen] because they just look like a bunch of Mexican wrestlers in suits.”

Affleck will of course go toe-to-toe with Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman in the upcoming film, which will also star Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne. The Zack Snyder-directed Batman vs. Superman hits theaters on July 17, 2015.