The 51-year-old filmmaker penned a script primarily based on ‘The Dying of Superman’ comedian e-book collection particularly for the then up-and-coming Affleck in thoughts, however producer Jon Peters wished Sean Penn for the position.
Kevin stated: “I used to be writing it for Affleck. Ben was heating up. Like he was there. I believe he’d been employed for ‘Armageddon’. Affleck, he is a f***ing large, like he is constructed like a superhero, constructed like a large motion determine, significantly with the peak. After which he places on the muscle tissue there too. So in my head and coronary heart, it was all the time Ben and Michael Rooker [as Lex Luther].”
The acclaimed director – who got here to prominence with the low-budget comedy movie ‘Clerks’ in 1994 – claimed that Peters wished to “reinvent” the position of the DC superhero.
Talking on Yahoo Leisure’s ‘The By no means-Weres’ collection, he defined: “[Jon Peters] goes, ‘Look in [Penn’s] eyes in [‘Dead Man Walking’], he is [got] haunted eyes, the eyes of a killer,'” Smith defined. “And I used to be like, ‘Dude, it is Superman. , that is not how most individuals consider Superman’… However he wished to reinvent it. He wished one thing gritty, graphic, and grown-up. He primarily wished like what Zack Snyder finally did [in ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Batman v Superman’, and ‘Justice League’].”