When Warner Bros. announced that Ben Affleck will be Batman for their upcoming DC movie 3 years ago, fans were not too happy about this casting choice. In fact, this backlash led to online petitions asking for his removal from the movie.

The 2-time Oscar-winning actor finally broke the silence yesterday at the film’s New York premiere, stating that he is proud to be part of the Batman merchandise.

Ben Affleck attends the premiere of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, March, 20, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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“I’m really honoured to be part of a tradition that Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan, great talents, worked on. Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Tim Burton, great talents. So I just wanted to do my best. I think we did something different, but something that is still very much Batman.”

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Ben also underwent intense workout regimens to prep for his role as Batman because “if you are going to play a superhero, you got to look like a superhero”.

I think people are going to like it. All you can do is do your best,” said Ben before going for the screening.

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The highly anticipated film, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, will be released on 25th March 2016. We don’t know about you but we’re so ready for it!

Here, check out some “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” fun facts to best prepare you for the movie 😉

Sources: New Straits Times, Yahoo Finance

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