Ben Affleck bulked up so much for his turn as Batman he ended up being bigger than his stunt double.
Hollywood stuntman Richard Cetrone, who has worked on multiple Marvel and DC Comics flicks, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, 300, and Angels & Demons, among many others, worked as Ben’s double for 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
It was Ben’s first outing as the Caped Crusader, and he took his training incredibly seriously.
“To be completely honest with you guys, I’m not a good double for Ben,” Richard laughed during appearance on the Batman v Superman: By The Minute podcast. “He’s a much bigger man than I am. We’re the same height exactly, so there we’re good. But I’m guessing he’s about 235ish, and I’m 200-205, right around there. So he’s a lot bigger guy, but in the suit, it doesn’t matter as much.”
Richard added that he offered to get as ripped as Ben, but was told to stick to his normal weight so he could “move well” in the famous Batsuit.
Ben and Richard both returned for the follow-up flick, 2017’s Justice League. They also worked together on The Accountant, Suicide Squad, and Triple Frontier.
Ben gave up the superhero role following Justice League and Batman will next be played by Robert Pattinson.
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