Affleck started building Batcave

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck once started to build a Batcave in his house, and installed a revolving bookcase modelled after the entrance to Bruce Wayne's secret lair.

Ben Affleck once started to build a Batcave in his house.

The star - who was announced last week as the latest actor to portray the iconic superhero - was so obsessed with the character he built a replica of the entrance to the secret lair where Bruce Wayne keeps his alter ego's suit, weapon and vehicles.

Director Kevin Smith - a close friend of Affleck's who has worked with him on several movies - said: "When I first saw [his house] he was touring me through the place and said, 'Come here, I gotta show you my room'.

"He brings me into the room and goes, 'Look at this'. There's an office room and this beautiful bookcase - he reached under and he clicked something and all of a sudden the bookcase opened.

"I was like, 'No! You built a f***ing Batcave?' And he was like, 'No I built a Batcave entrance!' When you went in behind the bookcase it was a panic room."

Affleck has been a controversial choice to play Batman - set to make his debut in the sequel to 'Man of Steel' alongside Superman - but Smith, who has previously written Batman comics for DC, is certain he will do the character justice.

Speaking on the Hollywood Babble-On podcast, he added: "This dude has loved Batman going as far back as I can remember.

"He's always been into the notion. He'll honour the character. I honestly think the dude's a great actor, it makes absolute sense.

"This dude has been to the bottom, then he clawed his way back to respectability ... For him, I think he thinks it's a good move."

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 151 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg
  • UK release: 22 March 2016

Superman (Cavill) faces off against Batman (Affleck) in the aftermath of the near-destruction of Metropolis at the end of Man of Steel. Despite a pretty strong screenplay, the two leads are no more than functional and Wonder Woman (Gadot) is a damp squib. But if the film lacks Marvel's sense of fun, in its fidgety and…


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