MTV caught up with Hugh Jackman at the Toronto International Film Festival to get the veteran superhero’s thoughts on Ben Affleck as Batman. Jackman is no stranger to the superhero genre and is best known for his role as Wolverine. Here’s what he had to say about Affleck:
I think Ben is a great actor. I think he’s been underrated for a long time. He’s obviously a great director. He’s a very smart guy. That guy doesn’t make decisions that aren’t well thought out, that aren’t great. I know him a little bit and I know he’s going to relish the opportunity to go and crush it. I have no doubt he’s going to crush it.
In response to the backlash that Affleck has been receiving in the media and online, Jackman said “He’s a Boston kid, right? He’s a tough guy. I think probably deep down he doesn’t mind taking on something that’s a little controversial.”
One things for sure, his answer was a lot more respectful than Vin Diesel’s!