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Smith: Affleck built fake Batcave
Ben Affleck once made a replica Batcave entrance in his house, director Kevin Smith has revealed.
The filmmaker, who has worked with Ben on six films including Dogma and Jersey Girl, admitted that he was surprised by the Oscar-winning star's love for the caped crusader when he bought his old home.
Kevin told the Hollywood Babble-On podcast: "His house, that I would end up buying, when I first saw it, he was touring me through the place and said, 'Come here, I gotta show you my room'.
"He brings me into the room and goes, 'Look at this'. There's an office room and this beautiful bookcase - he reached under and he clicked something and all of a sudden, the bookcase opened."
He continued: "I was like, 'No! You built a f****** Batcave?' And he was like, 'No, I built a Batcave entrance!' When you went in behind the bookcase, it was a panic room."
The director said that Ben, who previously portrayed superhero Daredevil in the 2003 film, was the ideal actor to portray Batman in the Man Of Steel sequel because of his passion for the comic-book character.
The director - who wrote the Batman: Cacophony and Widening Gyre books for DC Comics - added: "This dude has loved Batman going as far back as I can remember....He'll honour the character. I honestly think the dude's a great actor, it makes absolute sense."
Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel 2, which sees Superman face off with Batman, will be released in 2015.