Batman v Superman: Ben Affleck Didn’t Change The Script


Ben Affleck says not a word of dialogue was re-written for Batman v Superman

It’s perfectly normal for a script to undergo re-writes while filming. Stars may even re-write some scenes themselves on occasion. Ben Affleck is an award-winning director and screenwriter, so it wasn’t horribly surprising to hear rumors that he re-wrote some parts of Batman v Superman (in costume!) but in a recent interview, Affleck says not only did he not change a thing, but that the script never changed while filming:

"Zack (Snyder) is an incredibly visual director. One thing that sometimes makes no sense when it is turned on the monitor is sublime. It inspired me every day. And Chris (Terrio) is a pragmatic type who writes scripts for political thrillers. Their meeting was fruitful, they managed to create the perfect hybrid. This script is great, there was not a line to change in the dialogues. And I can tell you this is rare."

He also revealed that he and Henry Cavill actually didn’t share a ton of scenes together in the film, so those hoping for Batman v Superman to be a two-hour plus slugfest between DC’s greatest heroes might walk away disappointed. Affleck also said he kept a batarang as a souvenir, but also got a grapple gun from the set as a gift from director Zack Snyder. Affleck remained coy about a solo Batman film, saying he’d certainly be up for one if the script was good, but it’s a ways off and he’s not thinking about it right now.

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Yes, I’m sure as a director and star of many films, Ben Affleck is well aware that it is incredibly rare for a script to not change one bit while filming, But there’s a good reason for that. Sometimes, a scene just isn’t working as written, so it has to be tried a different way. Maybe the script for Batman v Superman was great and didn’t need any changes, or maybe they just went stubbornly ahead because they already had a deadline to meet and didn’t even have time to tweak it. Let’s hope it’s at least mostly the former and not the latter. We’ll find out when Batman v Superman opens March 25th.

h/t CBM