With some serious scripting credits under his belt, the temptation must be high for Ben Affleck to iron out anything he's not too impressed with when working on a movie. Especially when starring as the titular superhero in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
A recent story by US Weekly claimed the 43-year-old — who won an Oscar for co-writing Good Will Hunting (1997) — spent time on set making last minute edits to the BvS script.
As if the story weren't appealing enough, it alleged Affleck was wearing his Batsuit at the time, and was apparently "not thrilled" with the quality of the writing, and waltzed around on set, cowl in one hand, pen in the other.
The 'Dumbest' Rumor
Unfortunately, this vivid and alluring mental image is all a fabrication, and has been quashed by Affleck himself. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said:
"That is the dumbest rumor. I just like how if I was gonna go write, I would put on this bat suit first because it's so comfortable to write in. I didn't rewrite anything in any outfit, my underwear or otherwise."
Previous to outright denying the rumored story, Affleck had spoken of his admiration for BvS director Zack Snyder, and spoke highly of the script, claiming it was a "rarity" that it didn't need any changes.
Regardless, changes or no changes, the time for the final product to be admired in all its glory is almost upon us, with a release date of March 25th in the US. The New York premiere was held on Sunday evening, and so far the Twitter reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. Not long to go now!