HOLLYWOOD – November 25, 2015 — (Gephardt Daily) — It seems Ben Affleck is feeling the pressures of being ‘Batman.’
In a statement to Variety Affleck said, “I think there is a ton of pressure on it. I mean I would be bulls**ting you to say there isn’t.”
“We are a very kind of instant gratification culture when it comes to analyzing the film business. And there is a lot of hyperbole involved,” he added. “Nonetheless, there’s a lot of pressure on it. If it doesn’t do well, that will be extremely disappointing.” When pressed for an explanation of what would be a success he said, “I leave that to the experts to decide.”
“You’ll see next year they (Warner Bros.) are going to have a great year,” he said. “They are now developing … probably the single greatest under-exploited IP asset in the entertainment business, the DC comic world. And now they have started to exploit that and you are going to see that blossom. And, when it does, it’s going to be massive.”
According to EW.com, Affleck has plans to stay in Gotham for a little while as he’s set to direct and star in a standalone ‘Batman’ movie, set after the events of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and 2017’s “Justice League.”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens in theaters March 25, 2016.