So, I went to read my blogs last night and I swear to you it was wall to wall “omg Ben Affleck is the next Batman, oh that sucks so much”.
First of all, the next movie is Batman and Superman together. It’s going to be a mess. DC wants to be as cool as Marvel and work its way towards a Justice League movie franchise. It’s not going to happen. When it was announced at Comic-Con I was like “well, that movie will be too long.”
Anyway, I’m saying the movie is doomed from the start.
But also, why does everyone hate Ben Affleck so much??? Yes, Daredevil was a horrible mess that even left the Rifftrax guys speechless at moments. But that was back in 2007 and Ben’s film career since has been a lot better. I think he has matured as an actors and has a better understanding of the whole process than he did back when he was just a pretty face.
Plus, we all know that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck cannot be successful at the same time and by the time BvS comes out, it should be Ben’s turn again.
In all seriousness though, it comes down to the director and the screenwriter. Unfortunately, it’s the same guy who did Nolan’s I-take-myself-way-too-seriously-so-this-movie-has-to-be-4-hours-long Batman and Man of Steel movies. And Zack I-can-put-your-pretty-comic-book-pictures-on-screen-just-don’t-expect-any-depth-to-them Snyder.
And Michael Keaton before Batman? He he did Beetlejuice, but he also did Mr Mom and Johnny Dangerously. Christian Bale? Be honest, for those of us that weren’t into seeing art films, he was either that kid from Empires of the Sun or that kid from Newsies.
Ben Affleck’s career is no better/worse than these guys pre-Batman.
Also, for all you people that hate Ben Affleck, you do realize that 50% of this next movie he will most likely be getting punched in the face by Henry Cavill, right?