Affleck on BvS: "Ton of Pressure" To Succeed Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
Date: November 25, 2015
Below you'll find a few quotes from Ben Affleck via VARIETY.COM regarding the upcoming release of BATMAN v SUPERMAN and how much is riding on that film...
"I think there is a ton of pressure on it. I mean I would be bulls—ting you to say there isn’t. You’ll see next year they are going to have a great year. They are now developing...probably the single greatest under-exploited IP asset in the entertainment business, the DC comic world. And now they have started to exploit that and you are going to see that blossom. And, when it does, it’s going to be massive."
"We are a very kind of instant gratification culture when it comes to analyzing the film business. And there is a lot of hyperbole involved. Nonetheless, there’s a lot of pressure on it. If it doesn’t do well, that will be extremely disappointing."
And does Batfleck believe BvS will be a success? "I leave that to the experts to decide," he said.
The article also kinda-sorta confirms that Affleck will indeed star and direct a solo Batman film of his own. For the full interview, click on the link provided.
BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE hits theaters on MARCH 25, 2016!
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, a Zack Snyder film, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The film opens nationwide in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters on March 25, 2016, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.