Ben Affleck is not backing down from critics and fans who are skeptical of his upcoming role as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, saying this week that he's confident in his own abilities as an actor.

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Taking a break from filming in Michigan, Affleck spoke with Entertainment Weekly in a report published Thursday about taking on the iconic role.

"Before I took the role, Warner Bros. gave me a bunch of past reactions to casting and said, 'Are you sure you want to get into this? This is part and parcel of these movies now. There's a lot of active fans with a lot of opinions.'" Affleck said. "To me, having been through a certain amount of that, it doesn't really... Everyone's entitled to their opinion. I wouldn't have taken the part if I didn't trust my instincts in terms of the filmmaking."

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He noted that with Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio writing a "terrific" script and director Zack Snyder with his visual pastiche, the film will have an "interesting take."

He added, "I wouldn't have done it if I didn't think I could do it. I have the benefit of a lot of that understanding. But also, everyone is entitled to their opinion. That's a big part of this international sport. The Fifty Shades of Grey kid [Jamie Dornan] or whatever it is. That's sort of become a thing."

The reaction to Affleck's casting as Batman has been mixed. The last time Affleck played a superhero it was Daredevil in the often ridiculed movie of the same name. Affleck has since said that Daredevil is the only movie in his career that he regrets making.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled for release in theaters on March 25, 2016.