It is a huge step going from playing Daredevil to playing Batman, and Affleck is learning that he must be very careful with any comments he makes, as any innocuous comment will blow the internet to shreds. Earlier this week, LRM's own Mario-Francisco Robles reported about an interview on Jimmy Kimmel, where Affleck is saying that nobody cares about his new movie and all that fans want is Batman news.
"It's one of those things that's really frustrating — with Live by Night, it took me a year and a half to write it and get it ready and I worked really hard, and nobody gave a sh*t. No one was like, 'Where's Live by Night?' But with Batman I keep on getting, 'Where's the f%@king 'Batman?!' and I'm like, 'I'm working! Can you give me a second?!'"
I hear Live By Night is terrible, and perhaps that is the reason for the public's disdain towards the film, but he did form a solid relationship with Sienna Miller whom expressed her eagerness to Affleck about appearing in The Batman. Back in November Miller told Fandango and MoviesDotCom Managing editor Erik Davis about her desire, and Affleck's response.
"Sienna Miller told me tonight that she wants to play Catwoman in Affleck's Batman movie. 'She's not in the script but I wanna write her in!'"
HeyUGuys got a chance to sit down with Miller and Affleck about Live by Night, and of course The Batman came up, and the HeyUGuys interviewer commented that Miller would be best for Vicky Vale. Affleck countered:
“She’s perfect for anything. She could do anything. Vicki Vale’s kind of bitchy, I think she’s better for…well, we won’t say that.”
Looks like Affleck is learning, even though just by him not saying anything creates media attention and speculation. So who would Miller be a perfect fit for? It is obvious to me -- Poison Ivy.
Who do you think Miller would play well from the Batman lore, would Poison Ivy be legit? Do you really even want to see Vicky Vale again?