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Ben Affleck: ‘Batman v Superman was a hit’

Ben Affleck is confused over the criticism of his superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, insisting it has been his biggest film ever.
The superhero film starring Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Amy Adams became a box office success earlier this year (16), grossing
$872.7 million (GBP678.3 million) worldwide, despite earning mixed reviews from fans and critics alike.
Many of the film’s stars, including Henry and Amy, have defended the film and Ben has added his thoughts, insisting the criticism of the film was subjective.
“It was a huge hit movie,” he said during an interview with a Washington, D.C. Fox news channel. “More people went to see that than any movie I’ve ever made in my career. It was the biggest hit of my career. And then it had a lot editorial negativity.
“It was judged not necessarily on execution so much as on its tone,” he added. “People seemed to want to have a lighter tone to the movie, and I thought that was interesting because it’s subjective. Tone is not a qualitative thing. It’s subjective, right? Some tones resonate with me that might not with you. And the tone of the movie was really parallel to the Frank Miller book (The Dark Knight Returns), which I liked and thought was great.”
The 44-year-old will reprise his role as the superhero in a stand-alone Batman film, which he will also direct.
“The movie, I think, is going to be called The Batman, at least that’s what we’re going with now,” he tells the Associated Press. “I might change it.”
“That’s about it right now,” he continues. “That’s all I got. We’re working on a script. The script is going well, I’m really excited about it.”
And in the film Ben’s character will battle villain Deathstroke, who will be played by Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello.
“He’s a great villain because – I just had an instinctive feeling that he would match up with him well,” he tells Collider. “You know, I’m a big admirer of that character as well, especially in the New 52 (comics) the way that they did Deathstroke, and I thought that it could work.”

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