“There are a lot of great people that [have] done it before…Christian Bale…Michael Keaton and Val Kilmer and George Clooney—the list goes on and on,” Affleck told “GMA” co-anchor robin Roberts. “It was definitely big shoes to fill and I was grateful and humble to be able to get the chance to do it.”
Affleck said DC Comics fans may be surprised why Batman goes head-to-head with Superman in the movie, which was directed by Zach Synder.
“To start with, you think, 'They’re both heroes and why would they be on opposite ends of any fight?’ So there’s a lot of storytelling in the movie that goes to explain those things so you got to buy a ticket,” he said.
Affleck has been promoting the film while going through a divorce with ex-wife Jennifer Gardner. The focus right now is on family, he said.
“We sort of put the kids first and she’s been running around…she’s got a great movie, ‘Miracles from Heaven,’” Affleck said. “That’s out, you can catch that in theaters and she works very hard, she’s great with the kids and like I said, we put them first and take it one step at a time and do our best.”