It’s pretty much common knowledge at this point that Ben Affleck’s 2003 version of Daredevil was one of the worst comic book movies to hit screens in the last decade. It replaced the mood and drama of the original comics with brightly-colored camp and terrible characterizations. But since then, Affleck has turned into one of the better directors in Hollywood, and it seems like 20th Century Fox initially wanted to take advantage of his career renaissance by getting him back in the red tights for its upcoming Daredevil reboot.
While talking about his experience on the first movie with MTV, Affleck said, “It was a drag, but I did love it as a kid, and they're rebooting it. I got contacted about it, and I was like, 'That wouldn't be a reboot [if I was involved],' but I really hope they do a good job, because that's a great property and deserves something really, really good.”
Affleck is just starting to regain the trust of audiences by directing and starring in stellar films like The Town, so it only makes sense that he wouldn’t want to throw all of that good will away by playing Daredevil again. But he didn’t rule out being involved in a comic book movie ever again.
"I would love to do [a comic book movie] if it was the right one, if I thought I could do it well," Affleck said. "I think you have to, with any movie, have an idea for it that's original and unique and committed to it, and that's a hard thing to find."
Until he finds the right one, you can check out Affleck’s latest movie, Argo, when it hits theaters on October 12.