Unless you been living under a rock or a fake Batman fan, you would of heard yesterday Warner Bros announced that Ben Affleck would be donning the cape and cowl to become billionaire playboy aka Batman. It actually may come as of a surprise as there were so many rumors thrown in the hat that would play Batman from Ryan Gosling, Ethan Hawke (dear God no!), Josh Brolin and even extending the hand back to Christian Bale who has played him three times already in the sleeper hit Batman Returns, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. All which reinvigorated the Batman franchise brought it back in the public eye that it is today. There were even rumors as of recent that he would take a $30-50 million paycheck for the next Batman flick.
Now no one seen or even had on their radar that Ben Affleck would be Batman but was it really a bad decision? Warner Bros hasn’t done bad with casting for the prior Batman flicks even though at the time we thought it would be. Remember Heath Ledger? When Heath Ledger was originally announced the comic book universe went crazy and the hate went through the blogs and media at the time. People were like “How can the star of Brokeback Mountain be the villainous Joker?” Whether it was his untimely death or what but he seemed to down the naysayers and can be dubbed one of the best Jokers of all time.
Also this isn’t failed Ben Affleck of the mid 2000s. Where he did such horrible films as Gigli, Paycheck and others. Ben has gone on to star and even direct great films of recent memory such as bank robbing heist “The Town” and Academy Award winning “Argo“. When I first heard of it I thought the same, but we know it will be 10x better then his role in Marvel’s DareDevil I can fathom. Warner Bros was looking for a more mature Batman that would fit good alongside Henry Cavill aka Superman for their mash-up that will take place on July 17, 2015.
Hopefully Warner Bros picks a good setting for the film and also we maybe see some new faces as far as villians they can take on together. Also I think if he cuts down that horrible Batman voice Bale would do in the prior flicks we may already have a winner.Do you still think its a bad idea or Ben Affleck can take the Batman character to another level maybe heights Christian Bale couldn’t do?