Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice won't be another Daredevil, says Ben Affleck

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' star Ben Affleck says the upcoming film won't be another Daredevil, the 2003 movie that was panned by critics

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Ben Affleck insists 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' will not be another 'Daredevil'.

The 42-year-old, who is preparing to play the iconic role, has promised fans that the eagerly-awaited superhero film will not be a repeat of 20th Century Fox's 2003 movie, which was panned by critics.

He told NPR: "Indeed I have regrets about 'Daredevil'.

"I have regrets about all the movies that I don't think were executed properly. Look, if I thought we were remaking 'Daredevil', I'd be out there picketing myself."

He added: "I'm hard on myself, and I have exacting standards and I want to do excellent work and I don't always succeed, but I think you have to start out with that drive."

The 'Argo' actor also praised the behind-the-scenes team working on the much-hyped new film.

He said: "It was written by Chris Terrio, who wrote Argo, who's not a comic guy. And it's directed by Zack Snyder, who's an incredibly magical sort of visual stylist, who's steeped in the comic world.

"And you have this sandwich of talents. I felt very confident about it. I thought it would be nice to make one of these movies really, really good."

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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