Ben Affleck Didn’t Rewrite ‘Batman V Superman’ Scenes: Actor Says Script Didn’t Need Any Changes

Did Ben Affleck rewrite scenes from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, or didn’t he? Ben Affleck, who plays the caped crusader in the film, sat down to talk about taking on the role of Batman and working with Director Zack Snyder.

When Affleck signed onto the project, he brought along his Academy Award winning writer, Chris Terrio, on board. Terrio, who was a newcomer to Hollywood when he first linked up with Affleck, went on to win an Academy Award for Affleck’s film, Argo, in 2013.

Affleck loved his writing so much that he negotiated for Terrio to rewrite David Goyer’s script for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and as it turns out, Affleck was pleased with the script’s final product.

Speaking with French magazine Premiere, Affleck spoke about the dynamic between Zack Snyder and Chris Terrio and their unique collaboration.

“Zack is an incredibly visual director. One thing that sometimes doesn’t make sense will when it is turned on the monitor, it’s sublime. It inspired me every day. And Chris is a pragmatic type who writes scripts for political thrillers. Their meeting was fruitful, they managed to create the perfect hybrid. This script is great, there was not a line to change in the dialogues. And I can tell you this is rare.”

That said, Screen Rant mentions that Affleck might have tweaked the script and instead of creating bad press for the film, he’s not speaking about his tweaks in public. Either way, it doesn’t look like we’re going to know one way or another if Affleck had a hand in the script.

As promotion ramps up, we’re also getting other complimentary quotes from Zack Snyder about working with Ben Affleck. For the Man of Steel director, he said he didn’t quite understand the initial backlash that the actor received once it was announced he would be playing Batman.

“Casting Ben felt like a no-brainer to me. I know that there was some backlash, but he’s just so perfect to me, especially in his size and his age. I’m sure once the fans discover it, they’ll feel the same way I do. He’s certainly got the chops for it, so I didn’t quite get the initial reaction.”

The original report about Ben rewriting the script came from Us Weekly and said that Affleck was on set tweaking the script while production was underway. The source stated that Ben “would go into wardrobe and get all suited up for the day in his Batman suit. Then he would sit around reworking the script. Ben wasn’t thrilled with it and would find himself on multiple occasions fixing it the day of.”

As for what the film is expected to make, its projections are currently at $154 million for the opening weekend. Variety has their own adjustments, as a new report suggests that the movie will open with at least $120 million and might hit $140 million.

“Early tracking suggests that the comic book movie will open to at least $120 million on March 25. Tracking shows massive awareness of the film and audiences report definite interest and intent to see the movie. It should be helped by the fact that it opens on Easter weekend, and if audiences get behind the picture, it could climb as high as $140 million. It will launch across roughly 4,000 domestic locations.”

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