Since Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman in the forthcoming Batman vs Superman movie, plenty of disgruntled fan boys have voiced their disapproval of Warner Bros’ casting. But filmmaker and friend of Affleck Kevin Smith has revealed that the actor built himself his own Bat cave years before he was cast in the role.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Smith said that Affleck showed him the bat cave, and then  told a stunned Smith how much it cost him to create. “Worth every fucking penny’ said Smith.

A die-hard fan of the character and knowledgeable of its backstory, it is perhaps not so hard to see why Warners cast him in the role after all.

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