Lifelong comic book fan Kevin Smith has given Batman star Ben Affleck his seal of approval, stating that his portrayal is the “best” we have seen.
Speaking with Variety, the Clerks director explained that Affleck’s role is similar to how Batman acts in the DC comics: “He’s the best-looking Batman we’ve ever seen. He’s moving the way he moves in the comic – he’s punching out two people in the span of six seconds. So Zack Synder is kinda nailing that version”.
He continued, revealing how he feels “the hardest thing to nail about Batman is Bruce Wayne, because that’s where you’ve got no mask, that’s where you’ve got to be a human being and not just somebody who’s punching people“. However, it seems that Affleck has indeed nailed it as Smith adds that “that dude is Bruce Wayne, so he’s born to play that role”.
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