Ben Affleck in recent weeks has let the world know that his time on the infamous Justice League film post Zack Snyder and then under the direction of Joss Whedon killed any bit of joy he had playing the role of Batman.
“It was really Justice League that was the nadir for me,” The Tender Bar star shared. “That was a bad experience because of a confluence of things: my own life, my divorce, being away too much, the competing agendas, and then Zack’s personal tragedy, and the reshooting.”
Ben continued, “It just was the worst experience. It was awful. It was everything that I didn’t like about this. That became the moment where I said, ‘I’m not doing this anymore.’ It’s not even about, like, Justice League was so bad. Because it could have been anything.”
But apparently their was someone in Ben’s ear regarding the Batman role.
Matt Damon helped his BFF Ben Affleck with the decision of exiting his role as Batman from DCEU. The two actors have been friends since they were kids. Not only that, but they started their career together by appearing in a few commercials and then eventually landed in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, which earned the duo an Academy Award for best original screenplay.
Affleck explained how Matt Damon, who was the one conducting the interview, helped him in deciding to exit his role as Batman from the DCEU. “In fact, I talked to you about it, and you were a principal influence on that decision,” Ben added.
“I want to do the things that would bring me joy. Then we went and did Last Duel, and I had fun every day on this movie. I wasn’t the star, I wasn’t likable. I was a villain. I wasn’t all the things I thought I was supposed to be when I started out, and yet it was a wonderful experience. And it was all just stuff that came along that I wasn’t chasing,” Affleck added.
Eventually, the standalone Batman movie, which is yet to be released, went to Robert Pattinson and is directed by Matt Reeves. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon worked together on the Ridley Scott movie, The Last Duel.
So if you didn’t have a reason to want to beat the hell out of that mary boy Damon, now you do.