BBen Affleck has finished making movies like Armageddon. The actor is focused on doing things that are more rewarding for him, as opposed to a giant action popcorn project. That said, he is still available to play Batman once again in The Flash movie, which goes into production this spring.
While many will understand that they don’t want to make action movies as Ben Affleck is approaching 50, there are more than a few actors who keep it, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.
The Way Back came out early last year, just as movie theaters were closing due to the pandemic. At first, Affleck thought it was a “disaster” and recalls: “My movie comes out that I want people to see and they closed the movie theaters. But then they transferred it directly to the broadcast ”. After viewing the broadcast with good eyes, he changed the actor’s perspective for his future projects. I had this to say.
“There was a captive audience of people suddenly home, and I think more people saw it than would have gone to the movies. I think you have to weigh that. So now the line is blurry and I’m just looking to do things that are personally rewarding. I think my Armageddon days are behind us. ”
Armageddon is a movie Ben Affleck has talked down about more than once over the years and many believe that he chose Michael Bay’s 1998 movie on purpose when he points out exactly what he no longer wants to do. The way back appealed to Ben Affleck because he was a character he could relate to.
He says, “The people you can relate to are more interesting to me because I no longer have the ability to do something when I get bored halfway through and hate it.” He went on to say, “At this point in my career, I’m a little older. I’m 48 years old, so I don’t know how long I’m going to be the “not-25″ boy. ”
When it comes down to it, Ben Affleck judges his future endeavors on whether or not it is worth being away from his three children. “I just can’t do it. My children are not worth being away from. If I’m going to travel, there better be something really satisfying that I think you’ll see at some point, hopefully.
Although my children say: “Dad, we don’t want to see your movies.” The actor previously noted that the most rewarding aspect of playing Batman was that he was able to show up to his son’s birthday party in full costume.
The Flash It may be the last time we see Ben Affleck in an action movie unless the character he’s playing is someone he can relate to. The actor recently said that he “suffered” through Justice League, so he can’t be blamed for not wanting to return to the character for a major role.
You can read the rest of the interview with Ben Affleck on Variety. As a bonus, you can watch Affleck talking trash at Armageddon from the DVD commentary below.