Ben Affleck Sustains Injury While Filming Batman vs. Superman

Ben Affleck; John Goodman; Kyle Chandler; Barry Livingston; Tate Donovan; Alan Arkin; Victor Carber; Scoot McNairy, Rory CochranAlthough heroes in Batman and Superman movies are invincible, the same cannot be said for the actors who play the roles. All the action performed by Batman and Superman would surely put the two in ICU for months on end but avoiding injury and quick recoveries are just part of filmmaking.

Apparently, Affleck suffered some type of shoulder injury, which according to reports is not the first time he has been hurt during the filming of Batman vs. Superman: The Dawn of Justice. Earlier this year, filming was temporarily halted after Affleck damaged some ribs associated with a skiing accident.

Apparently, the shoulder injury was bad enough that a stunt double had to be brought in to perform even minor physical scenes to include one where the Caped Crusader lifts up a small child but also bad enough for the actor to be sent home. Although using stunt doubles in physically challenging scenes is common practice, Affleck still performs many of the required moves but at age 42, that always poses risk of injury. To heal quickly and prevent further problems, Affleck is working out regularly. The good news – he is back to filming and production will not be affected.

Batman vs. Superman: The Dawn of Justice is set to hit theaters on May 6, 2016. With director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David Gtoyer onboard, the same team who created Man of Steel, a movie that earned over $660 million worldwide, there is no possibility of failure. Even with a few bumps and bruises along the way, the Batman vs. Superman movie will hit its mark with movie goers.