As you all might know by now the news broke this past week that Ben Affleck is the new caped crusader in the sequel to this summers block buster Man of Steel. He will join Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, and Laurence Fishburne as the new BATMAN taking over for Christian Bale who played him on film longer then anyone going all three movies in the Nolan trilogy as BATMAN.
As soon as the news broke the internet became a buzz with nothing but Ben Affleck related news. All mostly negative as the fanboy community in one loud uproar threw their comments on all things social. A petition to the white house was opened which later was taken down, and a Change.ORG petition was also opened which has now a good 90K signed asking to please remove Ben Affleck as BATMAN.
On PSN Radio it’s been very much a split choice as some of the host are for it, and others are against it. What we would like to know is. Who’s playing Robin? Matt Damon? But no seriously we don’t know much about the movie since no script has been finished, and not a single frame of footage has been shown. But we all do remember what Ben was like in a super hero movie. Remember this…
Yes that was 10 years ago, and yes he’s done great work as a director, and even as an actor as of late with movies like “The Town” and “ARGO” Which won him an academy award for best director. But is he good enough to play the Dark Knight? Does he measure up to the epic Batman played by Bale? Only time will tell, and only watching it on film will answer these questions. The thing that is clear about the WB using BATMAN in the follow up to Man of Steel is that they were not too happy with how that movie under performed domestically, and might not believe that a sequel will be big. So they throw in BATMAN vs SUPERMAN at us, and you know it doesn’t matter who’s playing BATMAN that movie will make tons of cash regardless.
Director of Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma, Jay & Silent BOB Strikes back, and Chasing Amy fame Kevin Smith has come forward in support of Ben, and says he thinks that BEN will be a fine BATMAN. But here is the thing! He’s one of Ben’s closes friends, and the only reason Ben was able to make “Good will hunting” years ago was thanks to Kevin who took the movie over to Miramax, and said “hey this is my guys help them” so it doesn’t shock me that Kevin Smith is now sticking up for his boy. Who wouldn’t stick up for their friends? Doesn’t mean he’s right.
But the fans have been loud, and can the WB/DC and Ben take the heat? Only time will tell… Leave your thoughts, and comments below on the casting choice.
- Pete Dickenson
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