Batfleck Totally Regrets Being Daredevil

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Ben Affleck may be the new Batman, but he’s still not over his last superhero movie.

Speaking with Playboy, the actor confessed to his regrets in fronting the 2003 flop, Daredevil, telling the magazine that the movie’s failure “kills” him.

“I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got f**ked up the way it did stays with me,” Affleck said in the interview [via Latino Review]. “Maybe that’s part of the motivation to do Batman.”

Affleck added that he completely understood fans’ hostile reaction when Warner Bros. announced him as the new Caped Crusader for the Man of Steel sequel. After all, his last superhero effort did leave a taste in people’s mouths.

“I understand I’m at a disadvantage with the internet. If I thought the result would be another Daredevil, I’d be out there picketing myself,” he explained, laughing. “Why would I make the movie if I didn’t think it was going to be good and that I can be good in it?”

He said of his new character, “I don’t want to give away too much, but the idea for the new Batman is to redefine him in a way that doesn’t compete with the [Christian] Bale and [Christopher] Nolan‘s Batman but still exists within the Batman canon. It will be an older and wiser version, particularly as he relates to Henry Cavill’s Superman character.”

The new movie — currently titled Batman vs. Superman — is due out 2015.