‘It taught me not to do interviews with Henry Cavill’: Ben Affleck Blamed Batman v Superman Co-star Henry Cavill for ‘Sadfleck’ Meme

Ben Affleck Blamed Batman v Superman Co-star Henry Cavill for ‘Sadfleck’ Meme
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Back in 2016, the Internet was flooded with memes of Ben Affleck’s sad face during an interview with Henry Cavill when the duo was promoting Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). The sorrowful face of Ben Affleck became a meme template and is known as ‘Sadfleck’. In an interview with BBC Radio 1, the actor acknowledged the ‘Sadfleck’ moment and vowed to never do another interview with the dashing actor Henry Cavill.

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Ben Affleck at the origin of 'Sadfleck' moment with Henry Cavill.
Ben Affleck at the origin of the ‘Sadfleck’ moment with Henry Cavill.

Ben Affleck Will Never Do Another Interview With Henry Cavill

In the interview taken in 2017, Ben Affleck is seen talking to the host of BBC Radio 1. The Gone Girl actor talked about the ‘Sadfleck’ meme that has been circulating on the Internet since its inception in 2016. The interview of Sadfleck was from 2016 when the duo was promoting the Zack Snyder directed, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Henry Cavill along with Ben Affleck at a Comic-Con.
Henry Cavill along with Ben Affleck at a Comic-Con.

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During the interview, it can be seen that Ben Affleck looked sad and had a sorrowful expression on his face that made for a meme fest. When asked what did he learn from starring in a movie like that (Batman V Superman), here’s what he had to say,

“It taught me not to do another interview with Henry Cavill” the actor is seen stating. The video then goes into flashback wherein the interview of the duo is seen playing and it is clearly evident that Ben Affleck wasn’t paying attention. He later added that he learned the new technology of that scale that The Accountant actor had never seen before.  Affleck brought back the 1998 classic hit Armaggedon in regards that it was the highest tech-savvy film the actor had seen before.

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

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As per the recent distressing reports, the DCEU is trying everything in its power to keep Henry Cavill as Superman in their universe. It was rumored that the Mission Impossible actor was ignored by many and would soon switch sides with Marvel but they were all falsified. As for Ben Affleck, the actor has confirmed roles in the upcoming The Flash and Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom. The Batfleck has also been referenced in Shazam: Fury of the Gods which will act as a sequel to Shazam (2019).

The actor will be seen donning the black cape of Batman soon when The Flash releases on 23rd June 2023 in theaters across the globe.

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.