While Annabelle, the spin-off horror film from the universe of The Conjuring, gave it a run for its money, the Ben Affleck-starring, David Fincher-directing Gone Girl took home box office gold this weekend. However, Affleck hasn’t had much time to kick back and celebrate. During his extensive promotional tour for Gone Girl, the new Bruce Wayne sat down with NPR and voiced his excitement for the sequel to Zach Snyder’s violent and violently successful Man of Steel. He explained:
“[Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice] was written by Chris Terrio, who wrote Argo, who’s not a comic guy. And it’s directed by Zach Snyder, who’s a incredibly magical sort of visual stylist who’s steeped in the comic world. And you have this sandwich of talents. I felt very confident about it.”
In addition, when asked about his past forays into comic book territory, Affleck was candid about his disappointment with 2003’s Daredevil – a film that, although it accomplished little else, introduced him to his future wife, Jennifer Garner.
“Indeed I have regrets about Daredevil. I have regrets about all the movies that I don’t think were executed properly. … Look, if I thought we were remaking Daredevil, I’d be out there picketing myself … and that goes for other movies as well that I haven’t been happy with.”
Indeed, Affleck has plenty of movies that were not just executed improperly, but that deserve to be executed, buried, and left to be never seen or heard from again. In a word, let’s just hope that Batman v. Superman boosts Affleck’s now-resurrected career more than Gigli did.