Actor Ben Affleck appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night and opened up about being cast as Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel Superman/Batman followup. As one might expect, he had some reservations about taking the role, but he says director Zack Snyder turned him around with a "brilliant" idea for the film.

 

Affleck told Fallon his main hesitation about being Batman was his age. "I'm not 25," the 41-year-old said. But Snyder showed him the plans for the film and he was convinced:

Obviously we can't do what [TheDark Knight Rises director] Chris [Nolan] and [The Dark Knight Rises star] Christian [Bale] did, those  are amazing, so he wants to do something different, but still in keeping with that, so I had to like, I thought this is a brilliant way to do this and I really know how to hook into this.

On the reaction to his being cast in the role, Affleck said the studio showed him some of the reactions other actors endured. He said he wasn't worried about it ("I handle s**t") but when he saw someone write "Nooooo!" as the first comment under the announcement, he decided maybe to give the Internet a break for a while.

[Via ScreenCrush]