Ben Affleck Addresses Batman Casting Backlash on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ Show: ‘I Handle S*%t’ (Video)

Ben Affleck Addresses Batman Casting Backlash on 'Jimmy Fallon' Show: 'I Handle S*%t' (Video)

The actor discussed the negative internet reaction during an interview for his upcoming film “Runner, Runner”

Ben Affleck has a word or two for his Batman detractors: He’s a big boy. And he can “handle shit.”

Then, apparently, he turned off the Internet.

Appearing on Jimmy Fallon and for the first time addressing the public reaction to his being cast as Batman, Affleck said he first got wind of the negative online reaction from the studio making the movie, Warner Bros.

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“The people from the studio were like ‘We’re thrilled… and listen we want to talk to you because people go through this process and it can be a little trying.'”

He went on: “I said… ‘I handle shit,’ you know what I mean – I'm very tough. So I saw the announcement I look at the first comment and it's like ‘Ben Affleck is going to be Batman’ and the first one goes ‘NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!’ I'm like… kids we're going to be Luddites now.”

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Affleck has taken some heat from Batman fans who have vocalized their artistic differences with the decision to cast him as the superhero opposite Henry Cavill as Superman.

The studio chief Kevin Tsujihara has recently said that Affleck, 41, will play a world-weary version of the character in the reboot to be directed by Zach Snyder.

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Affleck said he was skeptical when they first offered the role. “I thought ‘Well I'm not 25 man and are you sure about this?’ And they said come down we want to show you what we're doing and it was incredible… Zach (Snyder) had this incredible take on it. Obviously you can't do what Christian [Bale] did those movies are awesome, amazing so he wants to do something different but still in keeping with that so I thought I, … This is a brilliant way to do this, I really know how to hook into this.'”

Watch the full video:

  • dragonsangel7777

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • mheister

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!

  • tsa

    Good for him. People are going to hate no matter what. Dare devil was all right could have been and should of been better but people forget it was like fantastic four. Cheery happy go lucky. If what Affleck says us true I'll waste a 1.29$ when it cones out on DVD or 30$ on demand b4 it goes into theaters. God bless bat man.

    • prizm

      Dare devil sucked man. It was horribleeeee!

  • Joker

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Allen

    ah'Fleck can handle my chit.

  • Allen

    Ruin the movie if you must, you still kcus.

  • http://oneshotsworld.com/ oneshotsworld

    He's going to be good in this, especially with the different take on Batman. This will be a mature Bruce Wayne….he's going to be good just watch and see. it's to easy for you guys to jump on the “I hate Ben Affleck” bandwagon, try having a thought of your own…I don't think most of you can do it.

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      GOOD FOR HIM, I think he will do FINE. If you don't like him, don't go watch the money, you think someone else should have been cast, they you pay for it.

    • Bruce Trillis

      You do realize he “tried” being Dare Devil correct? I take it your not a fan of Batman then? Cause Dare Devil was terrible af.

      • http://oneshotsworld.com/ oneshotsworld

        come on now, Daredevil was made on a small budget and was only made because super hero movies were making money (Spiderman, Batman etc…) yes the script wasn't so good, it wasn't meant to be a blockbuster either as it came out in Feb. of that year. (slow time for a movie release). The Director's Cut isn't so bad (not great but not bad) plus you just seem like the rest of the “I hate Ben Affleck” minions that are out there in message board land. I am a big fan of Batman and all things super hero which is why I think he'll do just fine. Ben is a HUGE comic book fan and he's not out to make the character look bad….you know kinds like how Christian Bale used that ultra deep corny voice when he was in the outfit. oneshotsworld dotcom

  • juan

    Will were I don't think he can pull it off, but after this video, I'll just sit back wait and see…

  • Guest

    GOOD FOR HIM, I think he will do FINE. If you don't like him, don't go watch the money, you think someone else should have been cast, they you pay for it.

    • zigwithbag

      Quit drinking.

  • murlut

    I think he will do amazing in this movie. I think for all the negative comments, you don't think he can do it, DON'T go see it. You think some one else should have been cast, YOU PAY FOR IT and then you can decide.

    • http://oneshotsworld.com/ oneshotsworld

      Right on murlut! don't worry…they will all go see it. These are the same fans that where so ready to hate The Man of Steel…then watched it and really enjoyed it.

  • zigwithbag

    Well, Benny boy, remember to wash your hands in hot water with antibacterial soap, and to wait at least an hour after said washing, the next time you handle any.

  • Moc973

    Sorry but, Batman no way Benny. He's not tough enough. Cloony was horrible cause he was not tough. Y,y,y,y. Please don't ruin the movie Benny. Give it to the Chaning Tatum guy..

  • danypresure

    This movie is also being made because super hero movies are making money…also just because he's not out to make the character look bad doesn't mean he won't. He's just not much of an actor. His new movie just flopped. also not a fan of christian bale either

  • doliver

    can you say Gigli

  • Johenjen

    Ben Affleck read my comment awesome.

  • John

    he's not a good actor. That's all. He is mediocre at best, bottom line. He should stick to behind the camera. He's much better there. I mean Argo… he was the weakest person in that over hyped movie.

  • grimlock

    listen every body ben affleck will suck as the dark knight, rememeber to play the dark knight you have to have ability to play dual roles ans affleck is a one dimensional actor he doesnt have the ability to pull it off