What's wrong with Ben Affleck as Batman?

29 August 2013 / 3 years 2 months ago

Will Bat-Affleck go down in history as one of the worst miscasts ever? Not necessarily, suggests this review on ST Communities.

When news about Ben Affleck getting the role of Batman in the sequel of Man Of Steel broke out, the Internet exploded.

Everyone forgot about the crisis in Egypt and the refugees in Syria. Everyone had an opinion, a tweet, a GIF, a Facebook post on Affleck's upcoming project - and they're mostly teeming with negativity.

I must admit I was among those who questioned the great vast universe on the choice of actor for the next Caped Crusader. I couldn't wrap my head around the idea of Affleck - who was Daredevil and just recently Tony Mendez (Argo) - being the uber-cool billionaire Bruce Wayne/Batman.
While I'm not an Affleck fan, I'm not a hater either. And I've seen quite a few of his films. I thought he was pretty good in Argo. And he wasn't so bad in He's Just Not That Into You. I don't remember much of Daredevil. And I certainly didn't bother wasting time over Gigli.
So what's my beef? I suppose I'd call it a Christian Bale hangover. Three heavy doses of Bale-powered Dark Knight instalments are still fresh in my head. I feel it's too soon to have another Batman.
But what am I talking about? The next silver screen appearance of Batman - starring Affleck - will take place in 2015. I'd probably be over Bale by then.
So it's really nothing personal, Affleck. I'm sure you'd be an awesome Batman. Good luck!

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