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Ben Affleck breaks the silence regarding the Sad Affleck meme

01.18.2017

About a year ago, actors Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill sat down for a dual interview wherein they spoke about their DC Comics-related superhero film, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. The film had just come out, and, had consequently met with some pretty scathing reviews from both the press and comics fans alike. While fielding one of several questions asked of the dynamic duo, Cavill responded with enthusiasm, while Affleck … well, yeah. I don’t know what happened, really. Ben appeared to simply collapse in on himself, entering into some manner of trance-like, introspective nightmare state. Then, because the internet is a savage place, the video went viral - as Simon and Garfunkle’s “The Sound of Silence” played over a seemingly conflicted Affleck.

This week, while speaking with an interviewer from BBC 1 Radio, Affleck broke his silence on the matter and explained what actually transpired within those awkward moments. Here’s a slice of what he had to say:

It taught me not to do interviews with Henry Cavill where I don’t say anything and they can lay Simon and Garfunkel tracks over it. That’s one thing I learned.

But that’s not all. The actor, director also spoke about what he’d learned while on the set of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, in addition to sharing some information about his personal collection of movie memorabilia.

It’s a fun, albeit brief interview that you can check out by watching the video below:

Personally, I think Affleck has a lot to be sad about in regard to the finished product of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE - and pretty much the state of the DCEU as a whole. That said, there’s still time to turn things around, as a lot of exciting film projects are well on their way to theaters in the forseeable future. And while I might not be the biggest DCEU fan, there are still plenty of people who enjoy the hell out of it. This knowledge, among many other things currently going on in his life, should be enough to make Ben smile for quite some time.

You can catch both Ben Affleck's Batman and Henry Cavill's Superman fighting beside Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg in Zack Snyder's JUSTICE LEAGUE - opening in theaters on November 17, 2017.

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Extra Tidbit: I voice my discontent and concerns about the DCEU, but at the end of the day really do still want it to succeed. It's all a matter of personal taste, right? Additionally, I think we're going to see some great things from WONDER WOMAN and JUSTICE LEAGUE, later this year. I'm very excited for both of those films.
Source: BBC Radio 1

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8:03PM on 01/18/2017
...WORD bitch... Phantoms like a motherfucker!!!
...WORD bitch... Phantoms like a motherfucker!!!
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7:29PM on 01/18/2017
I like how he just glosses over Pearl Harbor by saying his last major blockbuster was in 97 with Armageddon. Even he wants to forget that one.
I like how he just glosses over Pearl Harbor by saying his last major blockbuster was in 97 with Armageddon. Even he wants to forget that one.
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6:28PM on 01/18/2017

Hmmm

I don't see why people hate upon this film. They make it seem like the end of the world. Its not the greatest superhero flick but goddamn it did entertain me.
I don't see why people hate upon this film. They make it seem like the end of the world. Its not the greatest superhero flick but goddamn it did entertain me.
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8:26PM on 01/18/2017
I'm with you. I don't understand the hate at all. I enjoyed the shit out of it. Lex coulda used some work, sure, but the movie overall was great.
I'm with you. I don't understand the hate at all. I enjoyed the shit out of it. Lex coulda used some work, sure, but the movie overall was great.
11:38PM on 01/18/2017
I can only speak personally and for me, I quite literally remember sitting in the theater going "this is garbage". I won't hold it against anyone who liked it but given how much I love these charecters it's really disheartening to know I'll likley never get to see the movies I had hoped these would be.
I can only speak personally and for me, I quite literally remember sitting in the theater going "this is garbage". I won't hold it against anyone who liked it but given how much I love these charecters it's really disheartening to know I'll likley never get to see the movies I had hoped these would be.
1:06AM on 01/19/2017
@Gentlemen. Have you seen the ultimate edition?
@Gentlemen. Have you seen the ultimate edition?
5:07AM on 01/19/2017
@holiest Not to speak for him but that's basically saying "I hear you didn't like this movie, but did you see the *longer* version??" lol

Like, if you hate the theatrical cut of Fellowship of the Ring, I doubt you'll want to sit through the extended cut, y'know?
@holiest Not to speak for him but that's basically saying "I hear you didn't like this movie, but did you see the *longer* version??" lol

Like, if you hate the theatrical cut of Fellowship of the Ring, I doubt you'll want to sit through the extended cut, y'know?
12:29PM on 01/19/2017
@Grand. That's sometimes true. I don't know why he hated it. However, with BvS, they added nearly 30 minutes and it does change the movie quite a bit.
@Grand. That's sometimes true. I don't know why he hated it. However, with BvS, they added nearly 30 minutes and it does change the movie quite a bit.
4:51PM on 01/18/2017
Affleck has nothing to be sad about, as far as I'm concerned. Having watched BvS five times now (twice in theaters, three times in Extended Cut form) I firmly believe future viewings will be far kinder to it than our kneejerking, nitpicky present. Time is the true judge of all things, and as it has exposed the cracks in Nolan's exalted Dark Knight trilogy (great movies, absolutely, but hardly flawless), so too will the gems in the rough of Zack Snyder come to light.
Affleck has nothing to be sad about, as far as I'm concerned. Having watched BvS five times now (twice in theaters, three times in Extended Cut form) I firmly believe future viewings will be far kinder to it than our kneejerking, nitpicky present. Time is the true judge of all things, and as it has exposed the cracks in Nolan's exalted Dark Knight trilogy (great movies, absolutely, but hardly flawless), so too will the gems in the rough of Zack Snyder come to light.
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6:10PM on 01/18/2017
Time helps exposing flaws, not masking them. The weaknesses in BvS scripts will still be bothersome in the future.
Time helps exposing flaws, not masking them. The weaknesses in BvS scripts will still be bothersome in the future.
7:06PM on 01/18/2017
Bothersome, perhaps, but not signs of the unmitigated disaster half the planet is still trying to convince itself they first saw last March.
Bothersome, perhaps, but not signs of the unmitigated disaster half the planet is still trying to convince itself they first saw last March.
4:41PM on 01/18/2017

Yesss

BVS was awesome, can't wait for The Batman
BVS was awesome, can't wait for The Batman
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4:26PM on 01/18/2017
He has a lot to be worried about regarding Live By Night's box office return
He has a lot to be worried about regarding Live By Night's box office return
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5:24PM on 01/18/2017
Yeah I was shocked and disappointed by the box office for Live By Night but I thought it was a great movie. I'd probably rank it last out of his four movies, but that's not a shot at LBN, more a testament to how excellent the other three were. I hope a director's cut is on the blu-ray, I feel like it had some pacing problems.
Yeah I was shocked and disappointed by the box office for Live By Night but I thought it was a great movie. I'd probably rank it last out of his four movies, but that's not a shot at LBN, more a testament to how excellent the other three were. I hope a director's cut is on the blu-ray, I feel like it had some pacing problems.
3:26PM on 01/18/2017
I really wish most people would stop hating on this guy. He's turned his career around after some failed films and is now in a position where he can comfortably choose his own projects and even direct, write, and star in those very same projects. The guy has come a long way in just a few couple of years and I don't understand all the hate and criticism Affleck receives. He's genuinely talented in front of both and behind the camera and deserves the success he's been getting from it.

I'm
I really wish most people would stop hating on this guy. He's turned his career around after some failed films and is now in a position where he can comfortably choose his own projects and even direct, write, and star in those very same projects. The guy has come a long way in just a few couple of years and I don't understand all the hate and criticism Affleck receives. He's genuinely talented in front of both and behind the camera and deserves the success he's been getting from it.

I'm EXCITED as hell for his solo Batman film, but fans just need to give him time to perfect it to his liking where he feels he's delivering the best film he can. I don't understand how anyone could fault him or be annoyed for him for that.
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3:52PM on 01/18/2017
Who's hating on him?
Who's hating on him?
11:42PM on 01/18/2017
Oh I love the guy, I even think he's a good Batman. I just hate how much the potential of these movies is being wasted. That being said his solo Batman film is pretty much the only one I have any hope will turn out good.
Oh I love the guy, I even think he's a good Batman. I just hate how much the potential of these movies is being wasted. That being said his solo Batman film is pretty much the only one I have any hope will turn out good.
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