Ben Affleck is Batman?
Warner Brothers announced yesterday that Ben Affleck will be playing Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel film. Predictably, the internet caved in on itself as fans expressed
their horror. The hashtag #Batfleck trended Twitter, and this tribute website to “the Dahk Knight” appeared.
As many critics have pointed out, it has been a while since Affleck’s slump, which included the superhero movie we’d all like to forget,
Daredevil. Coming off his Oscar win for Argo, Affleck might not be all bad. He certainly deserves the benefit of the doubt As director Zach Snyder pointed out in a statement, “Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry (Cavill)’s Superman,” Snyder said in a statement. “He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne.”
That said, it seems that Affleck isn’t the Batman the fans deserve. But maybe he’s the Batman they need.