Friday, August 23, 2013


Brief thought on Ben Affleck being cast as Batman in the next Superman flick?


I made a joke on the Twitter, saying I don't even know what's real.

It's an exaggeration.  I don't care for Affleck's acting.  I would call him a bad actor, though that's probably unfair.  He could probably act circles around me.  That said, I can say that I can think of very little that I've truly enjoyed his performance in, and therein lies my personal disappointment with the casting as Batman.

Batman's a favorite.

Lots of have gotten it wrong (Kilmer, Clooney, and even Bale).  There is little to make me think Affleck will get it right.

But then, I'll pay my $8 or whatever.  Went to see Kilmer's, Clooney's and Bale's Batman, Bale thrice.  So, at the end of the day, I think any disappointment I have is a moot point.  I'll pay for a Batman/Superman flick.  Almost regardless of who's playing Batman.  And even after not particularly enjoying Man of Steel.

Also?  The disappointment is doubled.  As little as I like Affleck as an actor, I like him very much as a director.  The Town, and Argo were both tremendous flicks.  I was saddened to hear that with his taking the role of Batman, he was stepping away from a big screen adaptation of The Stand.  Granted, that project was just developing, but for no real reason, I'd be interested to see his take on the book.  And I say that with that being a favorite book, and something of a sacred cow in and of itself


Blogger alice said...

Me too. I don't care about Affleck, but I was concerned about the The Stand project. I'm glad to hear it's still a priority for the studio.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Elisson said...

I was hoping Béla Fleck, the jazz banjo player, was the new Batman. Imagine my disappointment.

4:29 PM  

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