Like any good meme, Ben Affleck's "sad" demeanor a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice press conference has inspired an imitator to replicate the infamous moment in all of its glory. In this case, Outlander's Sam Heughan was the one who requested a reporter allow him to do a "Sad Affleck," and you can see the results of that request in the video below.



During his interview with People, Heughan and Outlander co-star Caitriona Balfe did their best imitation of Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, respectively. Balfe took the extensive answer portion of the act, while Sam Heughan put on a solemn, sad face that can only read, "I wish Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a better movie." Complete with the accompanying audio of Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence," it it a vision that will be planted in your brain. Though we're sure even Ben Affleck couldn't stay mad at Sam Heughan's shenanigans, as the whole thing was played off as a big laugh, rather than an ill-mannered imitation.

While "Sad Affleck" is still quite a bit of a meme, what with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice only being a little under a month in it release window, Ben Affleck needn't be sad for too much longer. Even if you're one of the fans that felt that the Zack Snyder film was a thundering disappointment, you probably still felt that Affleck's performance as Batman / Bruce Wayne was one of the better moments of the film's almost three-hour running time. It's that good will that helped goad Warner Bros to officially announce a Batman flick with Affleck writing, directing and starring in the Caped Crusader's next solo effort. So much like the character he plays in the DC Cinematic Universe, Ben Affleck's sadness has lead to his opportunity to bring justice home for all comic fans to enjoy.
Still, the whole meme of Ben Affleck's disapproval during a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice interview has indeed left quite an impression on the world. It's given fans that are against Zack Snyder's treatment of the series incentive to petition his removal from the upcoming Justice League films. And in the case of Sam Heughan, it's given him an opportunity to lightly mock the vigorous press machine that sometimes sees actors like Affleck plugging films they might be, at most, politely supportive of. Though we'd love to hear what Heughan thinks of Affleck's reversal of fortune in the DC Cinematic Universe, as it's news to put a smile on anyone's face.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is in theaters now, in case you're one of those fans that somehow haven't seen the film yet.

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