So we’ve had the better part of a week to digest this and we’ve all come down on one side of the fence or the other for the most part. When I first read that Ben Affleck was the new Batman my heart sank. I personally was rooting for Scott Adkins if only to see a straight up martial artist play Batman, but here we are. We have Ben Affleck.
But I’m not going to pout about this for two years or however long it is before this sucker hits the big screen. I like Affleck. I loved The Town to no end and didn’t think Daredevil was nearly the travesty people act like it was. Even so, wasn’t his fault. That film was clearly the product of some unfortunate writing. They had a sparring match in a playground for crap’s sake.
Anyway, I’m gonna sway optimistic on this one. I thought Heath Ledger was a bad choice for Joker and I didn’t like the idea of the Human Torch being Captain America but clearly, sometimes, Hollywood knows what they’re doing.
I have faith that the powers that be got this one under control. I loved Man of Steel and I’ll likely love this puppy too.
And if being a comic book fan has taught me anything, it’s that we shouldn’t be listened to in regards to casting these movies.