I think we all knew this, but Ben Affleck has finally come out and said just how much he hated his own Daredevil movie. In a 45-minute interview with TimeTalks he talked about his history with comic movie adaptations and confessed:
â€œPart of it was I wanted for once to get one of these movies and do it right â€” to do a good version,â€ he said of his comicbook outings. Quickly, he admitted, â€œI hate Daredevil so much.â€ Affleck, having come into a new realm of comics turned to visual media commented on Netflix’s version of Daredevil. â€œThe Netflix show does really cool stuff,â€ he said. â€œI feel like that was there for us to do with that character, and we never kind of got it right. I wanted to do one of those movies and sort of get it right.â€
After all the hate he got for Daredevil, I think he is being more than just “Sad-Affleck” here. It’s possible that he truly regretsgiving Daredevil fans the bomb that he did, and wishes to atone himself with the Batman character, especially after Batman v Superman was not received well by neither critics or fans.
Was Daredevil that bad? That is the question, but we also must remember that it is a 14-year-old movie done on the heels of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, one of the first modern adaptations of a superhero film. Even at that time, he had a lot to live up to, as Daredevil is huge, and he was fading into his acting down-time, as many actors like John Travolta (Pulp Fiction) and Winona Ryder (Stranger Things) have done before coming back with success.
At the end of the day, this is cool that he recognizes the flaws of the Daredevil movie, and we can hope he takes the line of thinking into The Batman. I think we are all hoping he learned his lesson from both BvS and Daredevil and comes back with a masterpiece with The Batman.
What are your thoughts and opinions? Lets hear what you have to say.