By now, you’ve read this everywhere. If you haven’t, then hello. We’re glad to be your first.
In an out of the blue announcement, Ben Affleck has been announced as the new Batman. He will star alongside Henry Cavill in Man of steel 2, which has a confirmed release date of July 19th, 2015.
It’s telling how quickly his career as a director has taken off, that before I clicked on the news link, I thought he was being announced as the director.
There have been a few naysayers that are already calling “wrong choice!” Before they’ve seen the film, but they were the same people who said a skinny Welshman couldn’t play Batman, that Gary Oldman was wrong for Gordon and that a muscley Australian could never pull off the Joker.
It’s been well documented over the years that Affleck is a super-fan of Batman. He even used his first big paycheque to build himself a Batcave.
I think he is a great choice and I’m very excited to see him don the cape and cowl.
As an Oscar-winning writer and multi-award winning director, I’m pretty sure his mere presence on set will make everyone behind the scenes up their game. All he has to do now is buy Zack Snyder a tripod.
If you have a problem with this casting, just remember “Keaton can’t play Batman, Heath Ledger can’t play the Joker, Gary Oldman can’t play Gordon, Anne Hathaway can’t play Catwoman, Matt Smith will be awful as The Doctor and Daniel Craig can’t play Bond”.