Ben Affleck still has some strong feelings about the failure of "Gigli."
The actor tackled a wide range of topics during a Times Talk this week in NYC, where he opened up about his flop of a film with then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, praised estranged wife Jennifer Garner and got candid about his children.
Keep reading to the five buzziest moments of the 45-minute conversation -- and watch the full video below.
On "Gigli" and the Bennifer phenomenon:
"It could have been a bad movie no one cared about. Angelina Jolie had a bad movie that year and no one cared. But it was because I was dating Jennifer Lopez that made it a big f--king deal. So not only was it just a bad movie but 'they dated each other.'"
[Jolie's films that year included "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" and "Beyond Borders."]
"There was a reporter doing stand-up in front of the theater that Friday morning, 'Here I am outside of Gigli, and as you can see, no one is here in line.' I was like, 'What is this, hurricane coverage?'"
On the "defining" moment of his life:
"In my career or otherwise, it is the birth of my children. The entrance of my children into the world. It's a joy to hang out with them. I think the meaning of life is to make good people."
On estranged wife Jennifer Garner:
"[She's] the greatest mom in the world."
On taking on new Batman role to fix the mistakes he made with Daredevil:
"Part of it was I wanted for once to get one of these movies and do it right — to do a good version. I hate Daredevil so much.
"The Netflix show does really cool stuff. I feel like that was there for us to do with that character, and we never kind of got it right. I wanted to do one of those movies and sort of get it right."
On how his son Samuel also helped convince him to tackle the role:
"I was like, 'I don't know if I want to be Batman,' and he was like, 'Dad, you have to be Batman.' He's right. If you can be Batman, you have to be Batman. He still thinks I really am Batman. He thinks I'm in my Batcave right now. Eventually, he will understand, and it will be a steep therapist's bill, but I'll take it."