Ben Affleck Talks Solo Batman, Trump, Robin Williams, More


During a recent interview with The Guardian, Ben Affleck advised he won’t be featured in the Batman solo film if the script isn’t right. Rumors suggested Affleck would write, direct and star in a solo adventure for the Caped Crusader within the new DC Extended Universe:

On his rumored solo Batman film: “That’s the idea. But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.”

On meeting Donald Trump: “I met him once at a Fashion Week event in Milan. You knew you were at a cheesy party if Donald Trump was there. He would kind of trawl around them. He was famous for only granting permission for films to shoot on his real estate locations if they put him in as a cameo. The director Marty Brest told me he’d had to create a whole hand-shaking scene in Scent of a Woman where Trump comes out of the door and goes, ‘Hey! Donald Trump, nice to meet you,’ as he bumps into Al Pacino. The ego was there a long time ago.”

On Robin Williams helping to get Good Will Hunting made: “Most people can’t point to the moment that changed their life in such a dramatic way, but I can. It was the moment that Robin decided to take a flyer on that movie. I’ll always feel a huge debt to him although now I’ll never get to repay it.”