12/04/2013 10:01 am ET

Ben Affleck Still Regrets 'Daredevil'

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Ben Affleck still regrets making "Daredevil."

Speaking to Playboy's Mike Fleming (who readers may know from his day job at Deadline.com), Affleck said that the film's failure just "kills" him.

"I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got fucked up the way it did stays with me," Affleck said in the interview, which is not yet online but appeared via Latino Review. "Maybe that’s part of the motivation to do Batman."

This isn't the first time Affleck has expressed some level of contrition about "Daredevil," the 2003 film that starred Affleck as the title character. Speaking to Details last year, the Oscar winner offered up a similar commentary.

"'Daredevil' I didn't [like] at all," he said. "Some movies should have worked and didn't. At a certain point, it's just up to the movie gods."

Or, the director. In an interview with EW.com, Affleck said he was excited about playing Batman in the "Man of Steel" sequel, in part because of the plan director Zack Snyder has for the character.

"And at the end of the day, the truth is it's really directors that make movies work or not -- especially these kinds of movies, where it's about the whole world, and a rising tide lifts all ships," Affleck said. "And if it all has integrity, if it all has a sense of realism, then it works. And if it doesn't, than it doesn't really matter what everyone's doing [on the screen] because they just look like a bunch of Mexican wrestlers in suits."

For more on Affleck, head to EW.com. The star's interview with Playboy is on newsstands soon.


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