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‘I had to be on camera so I couldn’t cheat’: Ben Affleck Broke Silence on Brutal Batman Training Regimen That Turned Him Into a Muscle God, Reveals Insane Routine

Ben Affleck Broke Silence on Brutal Batman Training Regimen That Turned Him Into a Muscle God, Reveals Insane Routine

Despite the initial reviews and critics, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) had its moments to shine. Ben Affleck gave it all to make his body as muscular and as Batman-esque as possible but it came at a heavy price.

The actor went on to reveal the strict regimen that he had to follow to get that perfect body and how they made sure that the actor did not cheat!

Ben Affleck training as Batman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Ben Affleck training as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).

Ben Affleck Reveals His Strict Regimen For Batman

In a video posted by the YouTube channel BackstageOL, Ben Affleck sits down and immediately is asked by the host regarding his workout regimen for Batman v Superman. The Gone Girl actor started the conversation by stating the most important factor for his workout…” showing up every day”.

Ben Affleck shot scenes for Gone Girl and Batman v Superman parallely.
Ben Affleck shot scenes for Gone Girl and Batman v Superman parallel.

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The shooting of Ben Affleck starrer Gone Girl (2014) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was running parallel and thus the actor would shoot scenes of Gone Girl. He would later show up on the sets of the DCEU and work out for his role as Bruce Wayne, the results of which can be seen clearly in the movie.

The actor further revealed that he would’ve given up if it wasn’t on camera so that he wouldn’t cheat. The actor stated,

“I had to be on camera so I couldn’t cheat. I had to like, get up and do it cause otherwise you know…the audience expects you to look like a superhero now”.

And sure to say, the audience was not disappointed with Ben Affleck’s portrayal of the caped crusader of Gotham City, Batman. The predecessor of Affleck to take on the role of the Dark Knight was Christian Bale. Christian Bale is also known for his incredible dedication to his roles especially workouts wise and Ben Affleck has followed suit.

Ben Affleck’s Future In The DCEU

Ben Affleck gave it all for the role of Batman in the DCEU.
Ben Affleck gave it all for the role of Batman in the DCEU.

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Ever since David Zaslav has overtaken the position of CEO at Warner Bros. Discovery, there has been chaos in the DC universe. With a canceled Batgirl project and a continued Ezra Miller The Flash project, there has been a lot of heat received by the studios. Ben Affleck is set to reprise his role as Batman in The Flash and Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom with reference to Zack Snyder’s Batman in Shazam: Fury of the Gods.

As per reports, there has been no official confirmation of Ben Affleck starring in a solo Batman movie and thus, his future in the DCEU remains a bit uncertain. An added report also states that DC is trying everything it can to keep Henry Cavill’s Superman in the DCEU as reports of additional shooting for the actor makes round around the Internet.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) is available to stream on HBO Max.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.