This, my friends, is the new Batman.
Yes, Ben Affleck is the new Caped Crusader.
Yes, Ben Affleck, internationally recognized actor for starring in Pearl Harbor, Good Will Hunting,
Gigli, and The Sum of All Fears, is the new Bruce Wayne.
Yes, Ben Affleck, director of the critically-acclaimed film Argo, beat Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling to the role that Christian Bale left.
Yes, Ben Affleck, the blind lawyer Matt Murdock aka Daredevil, is now another superhero. Bigger. Darker.
Yes, Ben Affleck, the half of the ridiculous portmanteau Bennifer which refers to the more ridiculous Ben Affleck + Jennifer Lopez romance in 2004 is going to face off against Henry Cavill, returning as Superman, when the “Man of Steel” sequel opens in theaters on July 17, 2015.
I’m sorry. I do like Ben. I loved him in Dogma and in Good Will Hunting. I think he’s an adorable hubby to Jennifer Garner and doting daddy to Violet, Seraphina and Samuel. And I think that what he did with Argo is nothing short of amazing. But let us not forget that he won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor for the box-office flop Daredevil. But to hell with Daredevil. This is Batman… THE BATMAN that we’re talking about! I don’t know what
illegal substances Zack Snyder uses sees in Ben Affleck but hey, he’s the director!
In an interview, Snyder said, “Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. 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. I can’t wait to work with him.”
Uhhhh… okay. I certainly hope that he will make a decent Batman in the Man of Steel sequel. I have almost 2 years to prepare my eyes to see him don Batman’s cape and cowl. And if I still cannot stomach seeing him as my all time superhero crush, I will shift my gaze to Henry Cavill.
For the first time in history, I kinda want Superman to win.
// listening to Billy Idol – Mony Mony