Ben Affleck explains why he turned down Superman

"Story is what's important"

After the success of Gone Baby Gone and The Town, Ben Affleck was rumoured to be in the running to helm the Superman reboot.

In an interview with Deadline, Affleck has shared his feelings on the movie, which is being overseen by 'godfather' Christopher Nolan.

He said: "The one benefit of having done all kinds of movies as an actor is, you learn the pros and cons of being tempted to do a really big movie because it costs a lot of money."

"With Superman, I think they're going to do a great version. Chris Nolan is brilliant and they've got a great director for it."

Affleck added: "I'd love to do something like Blade Runner, but a lesson I've learned is to not look at movies based on budget, how much they'll spend on effects, or where they will shoot. Story is what's important."

"Also there are a lot of guys ahead of me on the list to do epic effects movies."

Affleck would've no doubt brought some grit to the Man of Steel if he were at the helm, and if he hadn't already played the role (kind of) in Hollywoodland, he could've done worse than casting himself in the lead.

Superman: Man of Steel is currently in pre-production, aiming for a summer 2012 release. The most recent internet whispers have been linking Snyder's Watchmen star Matthew Goode to Supes, but there's been no official word yet.

Source: Deadline via WorstPreviews

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    • BabyDiego

      Nov 28th 2010, 12:48

      The Town was useless, mostly because he was in it, for his big old ego boost

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    • mcghater

      Nov 28th 2010, 17:01

      HE TURNED IT DOWN COZ HE WOULD GET SLAUGHTERED THE TROLL HAS SPOKEN

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    • rwilliams819

      Nov 29th 2010, 1:17

      There was nothing in this arcticle implying he was offered the job... you usually have to be offered the job to turn it down...

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