The lead character of "Batman" was played by iconic actor and director Ben Affleck. Although many were discouraged with Affleck being the choice to play the "Batman", after the film was released many agreed that Affleck did a fine job of it. But Affleck himself wasn't too thrilled with the experience on set, and the reasons are of a more personal nature. In a sit-down with the Los Angeles Times last week, Affleck said working on the superhero film was a low point in his career due to a number of factors, including “competing agendas.”
Director Zack Snyder infamously walked away from completing the production after the untimely death of his daughter, which left the cast and crew without a director, making the shooting process extremely stressful for everyone. On top of that, Affleck was going through his divorce with Jennifer Garner at the time.
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“It just was the worst experience. It was awful,” Affleck said. “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.” For many, these comments echo allegations that director Joss Whedon, who took over the film after Snyder left, was emotionally abusive on set and made life even more difficult for the actors. This hasn't been confirmed, but where there is smoke there is surely a fire!
“I’m not preoccupied with notions of success or failure about money or commercial success, because those things really corrupt your choices,” Affleck said. “Then what happens is the movies are less interesting and you’re less good.” The actor pointed out that he would be sticking to "his standards" in the future.
Now at the high point in his career, Affleck can afford to be more picky with his projects. So, it looks like his days playing "Batman" are over, but his fans are always eager to see what Affleck will put up on the screen for us to enjoy in years to come!