The new "Batman v Superman" movie is nearly upon us, which means we're about to see a noted uptick in Ben Affleck interviews. And while I'm not expecting him to be as candid or forthcoming as soon-to-be ex-wife Jennifer Garner was in Vanity Fair, he's going to have to say something.

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And look! He's already started. The New York Times asked Affleck about Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes joke made at his expense — "He’s also the only person who Ben Affleck hasn’t been unfaithful to: Please welcome Matt Damon" — and you know what? Affleck's totally down.

“It’s the way Ricky Gervais perceives me, I suppose. Whatever," Affleck says, totally not wounded at all. "I’ve had jokes made at my expense before. It’s part of the deal.”

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