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Meg likes her men tall, dark and handsome. You can totally tell Batman is interested.
For better or for worse, Warner Bros announced that Ben Affleck would play Batman in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie. My initial gut reaction was that Affleck was a terrible choice for Batman/Bruce Wayne. For me, my opinion wasn't based on the fact that Affleck had ruined Daredevil or that he starred in terrible movies like Gigli or Jersey Girl, I just thought he wasn't a good choice as an actor. I feel he's too recognizable and too likable to play such a dark character. Sure, people will point at the character he played in The Town but he was still likable and you rooted for him to pull off that heist at Fenway Park.
Daredevil, Gigli and Jersey Girl isn't who Affleck is to me anymore. To me, he is the tremendously talented actor/director who hasn't missed with Gone Baby Gone, The Town or Argo. I'd actually feel more comfortable about the choice if he was starring and directing the Superman/Batman movie for that reason. I think Snyder is a great visual director but lacks in the storytelling department something that Affleck excels at. Maybe them joining forces is a good thing. It's funny that I'm slowly talking myself into Affleck as I'm typing this. Listen I was right there with everyone else who thought that Heath Ledger was an odd choice for The Joker and man were we all wrong about that. It made me never question Christopher Nolan ever again about casting. If Nolan was involved in the casting of Affleck then I'm all in on Affleck.
I think I've actually turned the corner on Affleck being Batman since it was announced. I'm not rooting against him because I want a good movie to come out of this. It makes sense that WB would run with Affleck because he's their golden boy and if this movie fails, there will never be a Justice League movie. Also if the deal Affleck signed leads to him directing more amazing movies then I'm on board for that. One thing is for sure: Ben Affleck was the BOMB in Phantoms, yo!
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