Ben Affleck feeling 'pressure' for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ben Affleck admits he is feeling a "ton of pressure" ahead of the release of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' next year

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Ben Affleck is feeling a "ton of pressure" for 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'.

The 43-year-old actor - who is starring as Batman in the highly-anticipated film opposite Henry Cavill's Superman - admits he is nervous about its success.

He said: "I think there is a ton of pressure on it. I mean I would be bull****ing you to say there isn't. If it doesn't do well that will be extremely disappointing."

The 'Gone Girl' star also praised the CEO of Warner Bros., Kevin Tsujihara, for "caring" about the production.

He said: "I was really impressed by ... the fact that he cared. It was not like some guys, especially at that level, where it would be, 'We need a franchise movie ... we just need a movie with the names 'Batman' and 'Superman' on it and it doesn't matter what it is.

"For him, that wasn't it. He was willing to take longer to make the movie to get it right to make it a movie of higher quality."

And Ben thinks next year will be a "great" one for the entertainment company.

He told Variety magazine: "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."

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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