Christopher Nolan comments on Ben Affleck as Batman, clarifies his ‘Batman v Superman’ role

The Daily Beast has a great new interview with Christopher Nolan. They talk about everything from Interstellar to the future of mankind. In between all of that talk is Ben Affleck and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The important stuff! Here’s what Nolan had to say:

I understand you were influential in casting Ben Affleck as Batman in Dawn of Justice, and there was a lot of skepticism on behalf of the Internet—as is its wont—when Affleck was first cast. Why did you feel he was the right guy for the role?

I’m only involved in that project in an advisory capacity as an executive producer, so I’m not involved in the day-to-day. When they told me that Ben was interested in doing it, I thought, “How thrilling!” This is the guy who just won Best Picture as a director and as an actor, and I thought it would be a great thing that he’d be willing to do this. I think the guy is incredibly talented and I’m very excited to see what Zack and Ben do together.

Nolan also had this to say about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in an interview with USA Today:

“Zack [Snyder] is a great friend, and I know Ben [Affleck] and he’s just an extraordinary guy. I’ll be the first in line to see what they’ve done.”

And finally, Nolan told The Daily Beast that he’s done with superhero movies:

I grew up with the Burton/Keaton Batman films, but then you converted me. Is there any way you’d return to direct another superhero film, or is that chapter done with?

I worked on it for a long time—almost 10 years—and had an incredible experience. It was totally fulfilling, so I’m done with that part of my life. But it was really thrilling.

If you’re a fan of Christopher Nolan, check out the full interview at the source link below.

SOURCE: The Daily Beast