Clerks director Kevin Smith, who was almost certainly stoned out of his mind this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, gave an interview to Variety in which he seemed to be confused about whether or not Ben Affleck is actually the fictional character Bruce Wayne.
The hardest thing to nail about Batman is Bruce Wayne, because that's where you've got no mask and where you've got to be a human being. But that dude is Bruce Wayne, so he's born to play that role.
After interviewers explained to Smith that Wayne is a fictional character and that Affleck is in fact an actor who has starred in several of Smith's movies, Smith seemed to come to his senses, recalling a story about Affleck asking Smith to stop him from playing a costumed superhero if he ever had the poor sense to attempt it again after Daredevil. Smith neglected to do this, of course, when Affleck was cast as Batman, because he had taken several bong rips and didn't feel like getting off the couch. Smith's moment of lucidity was short-lived, however, because he soon began making unhinged statements again:
Now it looks like he is the best Batman we've seen so far.
Get help, Kevin Smith. Get help.