Batman Vs. Superman was loathed by the critics and split amongst the fans, but Ben Affleck says he loved it. While doing press for his latest movie, The Accountant, Affleck is asked his thoughts on Dawn of Justice.
“It’s interesting. It was a huge hit movie, more people went to see that than any movie I’ve ever made in my career. This is my biggest hit of my career, and then it had a lot of editorial negativity. Fans went, and I got a lot of positive response. It was interesting, that movie, because it was judged not necessarily on execution so much as like tone. People seemed to want to have a lighter tone to the movie, and I thought that was interesting, because it’s subjective. Tone is not a qualitative thing. It’s subjective, right? Some tones resonate with me that might not with you. And the tone of the movie was really parallel to the Frank Miller book [The Dark Knight Returns], which I liked and thought was great. I’m glad that so many people went and so many people liked the movie, and it worked out. Yeah, I loved it.”
Ben Affleck next stars as Batman in Justice League, which opens July 17, 2017 and is directing and co-writing The Batman movie. Affleck also recently appeared as Batman in Suicide Squad.
Batman Vs. Superman grossed over $873 million worldwide.
The Accountant opens October 14th also starring JK Simmons.