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Ben Affleck Names His Own Worst Film, and It’s Not ‘Gigli’

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 (Reuters)

Perhaps Ben Affleck signed on to play Batman in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel as an act of penance, because the actor recently told Playboy that his previous super-hero flop — 2003's "Daredevil" — was the only movie he regrets making.

"It just kills me," he told the publication. "I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got f***ed up the way it did stays with me. Maybe that's part of the motivation to do Batman."

Affleck, now an Oscar-winner for his producing and screenwriting efforts, added that he considers "Daredevil" to be even worse than the universally panned "Gigli," which also came out in 2003. "That [year] was a series of movies that didn’t work and ["Gigli"] in particular … was widely mocked because it had a funny name and overlapped with the tabloid situation," he said.

Affleck also told Playboy that he eventually learned not to co-star with his real-life love interests — and that especially includes his wife, Jennifer Garner. "Well, my wife and I made 'Pearl Harbor' and 'Daredevil,'" he said. "With our track record, I don't know if anyone's looking for a three-quel."