You’ve been warned: Stop asking Ben Affleck about Batman!
In a red carpet interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star said the constant Batman questions are a “pain in the ass,” especially because they overshadow his current project, Live by Night.
“Oh my God, it’s such a pain in the ass,” Ben said in the clip posted to Twitter. “It’s, like, every time I mention Batman it gets this huge click bait. And when I was doing this movie [Live by Night], it took me two years to get it together, but no one ever asked me ‘Where is Live by Night?'”
He continued, “They ask me, ‘Batman, Batman, Batman.’ Batman is coming along. It’s going to be great. We’re going to make something really special. We’re going to take the time to make it right. We’re going to do it good. We’re going to do it the right way and the fans are going to love it.”
It’s clearly a sore spot for the actor, because he basically said the exact same thing during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week.
“I’m gonna direct the next Batman. We’re working on it,” he revealed to host Jimmy, but then groused, “It’s one of those things that’s really frustrating because, like with Live by Night, it took me a year and a half to write it and get it ready and I worked really hard. It’s just nobody gave a sh*t. No one was like ‘Where’s Live by Night!? But with Batman, I keep getting the, like, ‘Where’s the f***ing Batman?!’ and I’m, like, ‘Bro, I’m workin,’ give me a second!”
Speaking of Live by Night, it follows an outlaw during Prohibition-era America who finds himself in deep trouble after double-crossing a dangerous mob boss. It’s currently playing across North America. ~Shelby Morton
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— DCEU Facts (@dceufacts) January 15, 2017