Quentin Tarantino on Batman: ‘He’s not a very interesting character’

Director says he doesn't 'really have an opinion' on the decision to give Ben Affleck the role

Quentin Tarantino has revealed he is no great fan of Batman.

Asked by Les Inrockuptibles what he thinks of the decision to cast Ben Affleck as the caped crusader in the forthcoming Batman v Superman movie, Tarantino replied: “I have to admit that I don’t really have an opinion. Why? Because Batman is not a very interesting character. For any actor. There is simply not much to play. I think Michael Keaton did it the best, and I wish good luck to Ben Affleck. But, you know who would have made a great Batman? Alec Baldwin in the ’80s.”

Affleck signed up in August to play Batman opposite Henry Cavill‘s Superman in the forthcoming sequel to this year’s Man Of Steel. Plot details are currently unknown but director Zack Snyder has hinted that the two superheroes will not see eye to eye, earning the movie the nickname “Batman v Superman”.

Some fans disagreed with the casting of Affleck as Batman and an online petition to remove him from the role went on to collect over 90,000 signatures.

Meanwhile, it’s recently been announced that Snyder will start shooting the so-called “Batman v Superman” movie in Michigan early next year (2014). Alongside Cavill as Superman and Affleck as Batman, Amy Adams is confirmed to be returning as Lois Lane and her Man Of Steel castmates Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne have also inked deals to reprise their roles. Warner Bros has given the film a release date of July 17, 2015.

Meanwhile, Tarantino has recently revealed a list of his top ten films of 2013 so far – which does not include Man Of Steel.