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Watch Ben Affleck Defend Batman v. Superman Despite the Haters

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The blockbuster superhero movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice may have been critically lampooned, but Ben Affleck still believes in the outsized flick co-starring Henry Cavill’s Superman, explaining to an entertainment reporter that he “loved” the film.

“So many more people went to see that than any movie I’ve ever made in my career. It’s my biggest hit of my career,” he mused while making the publicity rounds for the upcoming financial thriller The Accountant. (Batman v. Superman brought in over $870 million all told, with a hefty opening weekend in March.)

“Fans liked it,” the reporter offered.

“Fans went,” Affleck quickly corrected him. “It was judged not necessarily on execution so much as tone. People seemed to want a lighter tone to the movie. Tone isn’t like a qualitative thing; it’s subjective.”

“Did you like it?”

“Yeah, yeah. I loved it,” he insisted. That’s good, as Affleck is set to continue his involvement with the DC superhero franchise for quite a while, with an as-of-yet-untitled standalone Batman movie in the works and two more Justice League installments coming down the pipeline.

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