You guys, the emotions going through me right now haven't even settled down. I don't know how I feel about this. Warner Bros. just announced that Ben Affleck will officially be Batman in the Man of Steel sequel opposite Henry Cavill.
This is somewhat of a shock, considering his name wasn't even thrown into the speculation ring. The frontrunners had been Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin. And I must say, I am much happier with Affleck. Yes, Daredevil was beyond a flop, but he has been doing rather well for himself the last few years. And I'd like to think if anything, he has learned what not to do in a superhero movie, you know? I have hope yet...
Here's what we can expect ;)
I realized I never expressed my opinion on the matter with all the fuss. I was just too worked up to put things into words. So, overnight and well into today I've heard so much bad feedback about Affleck being the new Batman. I read some of your comments and noticed some disappointments too. And I mean, I get it. Being the huge fan of the last Batman series, I hear you. Christian Bale is my favorite Batman, and I'm 101% sure he will forever be. And from what I hear, back in the day when Michael Keaton was announced as the new Batman, people went cray. And let's be honest, he was a pretty damn good Batman too. From the ones I've seen, he's the only other Batman I liked. So, we have to at least give Affleck a chance, right?
I for one am actually pretty excited about Affleck taking over. Like I mentioned before compared to the other people in the running, i think he's the best candidate. For one, he looks like a good match-up against Cavill. I couldn't really picture any of the other actors opposite him. Plus, The Town and Argo were absolutely fantastic. I feel like Affleck is at a place now that not only does he know how to choose better roles, but also follow through on them. I know this sounds all cheesy and stuff. But I'm excited! If not just to see Batman come to life again!
What do you guys think?! Are you happy with the casting?
If not, who would you want to play Batman?