Ok, Batfleck haters time to stand down now that Christopher “I saved Batman” Nolan shared his thoughts on the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman.
“I’m only involved in that project in an advisory capacity as an executive producer, so I’m not involved in the day-to-day,” Nolan told The Daily Beast while promoting “Interstellar.” “When they told me that Ben was interested in doing it, I thought, ‘How thrilling!’”
“This is the guy who just won Best Picture as a director and as an actor, and I thought it would be a great thing that he’d be willing to do this. I think the guy is incredibly talented and I’m very excited to see what Zack and Ben do together.”
By the time he’s finished, Affleck will likely have played Batman longer than any other actor (“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” two “Justice League” films and a rumored Batman standalone) so it’s good that one of the cogs of these DC films is so enthusiastic about him playing one of the pivotal roles.