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Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres for an interview set to air Wednesday, Ben Affleck said he and Jennifer Garner are still “good friends.”

“We’re good friends and we’re doing our best and our kids are fabulous and we’re working our best for them,” he told DeGeneres on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Affleck and Garner have three children together (Violet, Samuel, and Seraphina). The couple announced their divorce last year.

“The main thing is these kids — and we’re completely in line with what we hope for them,” Garner said of their children to Vanity Fair in a widely circulated interview. “Sure, I lost the dream of dancing with my husband at my daughter’s wedding. But you should see their faces when he walks through the door. And if you see your kids love someone so purely and wholly, then you’re going to be friends with that person.”

Affleck is promoting Batman v Superman, and he told DeGeneres one of his kids, 4-year-old Samuel, has really taken the role to heart. He thinks his dad might actually be a superhero.

“He thinks I’m in the Batcave now,” Affleck said. “I say to him, ‘Dad’s gotta go away now,’ and he goes, ‘You’re going to the Batcave.'” (Samuel, he added, also tells him to watch out for the Joker).

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As Affleck told DeGeneres, one of the reasons he signed on to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was for his kids — both in that it’s not an R-rated movie (well, yet), so they can actually see it, and because his young son is a big fan of the Caped Crusader.

“I haven’t done anything my I haven’t done anything that my kids could see for a long time,” the actor said. “So I thought that would be kind of cool.”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters next Friday. You can see part of Affleck’s Ellen interview above.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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