Apparently someone in DC/Warner Brothers has lost their fuckin' minds. Several sites are reporting that the new Batman (which will first appear in Man of Steel 2, coming in July 2015) is going to be Ben Affleck.
Now don't get me wrong. I'm not an Affleck hater. I think he's a fine actor in the right vehicle. I enjoyed him in all of Kevin Smith's films (Dogma, Chasing Amy, etc). Hell I even liked him in 'Forces of Nature". Yes, I'll admit I watched it and thought it was a decent movie. Hey... don't you dare fuckin' judge me! Don't you dare!
But Daredevil... Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed Daredevil for the most part. Most people that refer to the movie say it was a horrible movie or they hated it or other such nonsense. But I liked it (again, for the most part). But there are two things I didn't care much for. 1) the Matt Murdock (blind lawyer)/ Elecktra playground fight (no, seriously... a BLIND attorney fighting that well in the playground in the middle of the farkin' day???) and 2) Affleck as Daredevil. I think the movie would have been a lot of better if there was a different actor playing Daredevil. I guess whoever is in charge of Batman over at DC/WB didn't watch the Daredevil movie. Or read any of the criticisms of the movie.
Rumors where circulating that Joe Manganiello (from True Blood) and Ryan Gosling were in the running for Batman. My personal opinion would be that either of these would be a decent if not great Batman. But Ben Fuckin' Affleck? I don't know man, I just don't know.
And I know... He was da bomb in Phantoms, yo!
Now after all that ranting and raving, don't get me wrong. I will go see Man of Steel 2 (or whatever they decide to call it) in 2015 when it's released. I'll definitely be there. And hoping for the best.
I guess we'll have to wait until July of 2015 to see how it's going to turn out.
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Until next time, keep it funny. Remember. Humor covers a multitude of sins. 8)
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