Ben Affleck is going to be the new Batman. Yerp. Thats a sentence I never in a billion lifetimes I ever thought id have to write, say, and get used to saying and writing. I love Ben in every movie I've seen him in. I havent seen the movies that he does do bad in, but the dude can act. The dude is a capable actor. And for the people who are bitching about him being Daredevil? Stop it. It wasnt his fault that movie turned out the way it did. If anything, he was the best part of that movie, at least for me.
As Batman? Its a tough thing to wrap my mind around. His voice is so unlike how I picture Bruce, his face is white male bland, his acting style seems like he wouldnt be able to get angry without trying too hard. To be honest its a lot of wrong and not much right. When I was younger and Batman Begins came out, I didnt know who Bale was, or even cared. All i saw was that a new Batman movie was coming out and I wanted to see it. Ive never had this experience before where i actually cared about who puts on the mask. Kinda neat.
The same thing happened with keaton, ledger, and hathaway, and look what we got. Basically my whole thoughts on this are that Im just gonna wait and see. If this leads to affleck directing the new batman movies, im in. Hes an incredible director. The big thing that makes me happy in that regard is that if he can put the level of intensity in the ast scene in argo in a batman movie, its gonna be something. I can totally buy into that.
I feel im more fortunate the most, because I accept new interpretations of characters a lot better then most people do. Shoot, all my favorite batman comics are elseworlds. It brings out creativity, and thats my bag. I dont accept rehashes however. Not a fan of the new spiderman. Its literally the definition of a lazy rehash, and I dont want a rehashed nolan batman. A new version of the character is fine by me.
Basically im just gonna wait and see how it all plays out. Im not an angry fanboy on this end, im very optimistic. Which kinda works cause thats how I left man of steel: optimistic for the future.