Ben Affleck stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Monday night to talk openly for the first time about his Batman casting and the internet uproar that followed.
The studio prepped Affleck for some backlash by showing him initial reactions to past actors in the role. “One comment was like, ‘Kill him!’” he said. “But then the actor was amazing! So it doesn’t matter what you think before the movie comes out, what matters is what you think when you see the movie.”
He considered staying offline for a couple days. But Affleck thought, “I handle shit, you know what I mean? I’m very tough. So I went to the announcement and looked at the first comment and it says ‘Noooooooo!’ We’re going to be luddites for a while,” he joked.
Check out the hilarious clip below.