While a lot of moviegoers may choose to forget “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” there’s one thing that will remain in the cultural hive mind forever: Sad Affleck. Of course, fans aren’t the only people who won’t forget one of the biggest memes of 2016; Affleck himself recently weighed in on the moment, in fact.
In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Affleck was asked if had learned anything while filming the massive DC film. In a very much joking answer, Affleck replied that he had, and that it taught him “not to do interviews with Henry Cavill where I don’t say anything and they can lay Simon & Garfunkel tracks over it. That’s the one thing I learned.”
Obviously, Affleck is referring to the now infamous interview he did with “Dawn of Justice” co-star Henry Cavil, where, while Cavil was answering a question regarding the film’s negative reviews, Affleck was staring off into the distance with a sort of depressed look on his face. The Internet wasted little time in pouncing on it, dubbing the look #SadAffleck and tossing some Simon & Garfunkel music over the video to give it that extra sad feel.
Besides the reference to the meme, the talk with Affleck is actually pretty insightful, with Ben talking about the technology behind the film, what he stole from the set, and what he’s actually learned from the movie. Of course, it’s great to see Affleck is willing to joke about the famous moment.