Zack Snyder Reveals His Second Choice To Play Batman Had Ben Affleck Turned Him Down

Ben Affleck proved to be a surprising choice when director Zack Snyder cast the Oscar-winning actor and director to play the Dark Knight in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, with Affleck reprising the role for 2017’s “Justice League”. However, had Affleck turned him down, Snyder had a Plan […]

Ben Affleck proved to be a surprising choice when director Zack Snyder cast the Oscar-winning actor and director to play the Dark Knight in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, with Affleck reprising the role for 2017’s “Justice League”.

However, had Affleck turned him down, Snyder had a Plan B in mind.

During a conversation with MTV’s Josh Horowitz for his “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, the director of such films as “300” and “Watchmen” was asked about whether he had a backup in mind in case Affleck took a pass.

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Indeed he did, reported Entertainment Weekly, and revealed a surprising choice: Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts, whose credits include 2015’s “Far From the Madding Crowd” and 2012’s “Rust and Bone”.

Matthias Schoenaerts – Nasser Berzane / ABACAPRESS.COM.

“I was talking to him a lot about it,” said Snyder of Schoenaerts.

“He never got in the suit,” Snyder said, “but I did do a bunch of mockups of him, because Ben was on the fence, you know,” Snyder admitted, confirming Affleck’s reluctance to step into such an iconic role.

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“And I don’t blame him. Everyone should be on the fence when you’re asked, ‘Do you want to play Batman?’” he added.

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