Ben Affleck Is The NEW Batman
Iāve seen much crazier roles in film (Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice AND Batman?!?!), but now Ben Affleck is slated to play the next Batman in the Superman/Batman spin off, but can this be any more awkward?
Ben Affleck deserves this role, if anything. His work as the amateur entrepreneur in the early nineties earned him a nice reputation as the King of Hollywood around that time. Good Will Hunting and Dogma are the reasons that I justify Affleckās cocky personality, but I generally donāt hold much hope for him as an actor. If anything, Affleck is the next modern day Plato, given that heās known to be one of the most controversial actors of the 21st century.
Although, thinking back on his post production sentiments of Daredevil, Affleck expressed discomfort and embarrassment in wearing costumes, which is likely why we never saw a sequel to the film adaptation of one of comic bookās most fearless characters. Taking on Michael Clarke Duncan (may he rest in peace) as Kingpin and Colin Ferrell as Bullseye is a notable feat in any actorās resume, but who needs a resume when youāre married to the daughter of Aerosmith?!?!?
Yes, Affleck certainly has the track record to back up a performance as Batman, but why is this such a shocker to the media? Twitter feeds have exploded in anger and disgust when theyād discovered that the Aggro star was intended to star alongside another Superman actor, in light of Zack Snyderās reboot of the Superman series. This is an exciting time for comic book fans, and the film industry in general, but that shouldnāt suggest that we donāt have a few hurdles to jump through on this one.
Firstly, Ben Affleck is cocky before anything. Do we really want to support the glory of a man who probably shouldnāt have it due to a big head? When I see Affleck performing, I donāt take into account that Iām seeing a renowned and (Seemingly) skilled actor giving a great interpretation of character; I see a man with so much wit and intelligence that heād rather spend twenty minutes reciting lectures on college level philosophy.
Ben Affleck isnāt a Batman type. Hell, Christian Bale wasnāt that great of a Batman, even with all of Christopher Nolanās tampering with the Dark Knight trilogy. And then again, thatās why we call them actors. And still, again, actors are known to have the āTypeā performers.
Type performers are very typical, all around smart guys that you usually find in movies that they shouldnāt be in. The last three Scary Movies have used Type actors-not really performance artists then they are jokesters. Denzel Washington is a Type actor.
Yet even Denzel Washington is held by public and popular opinion to be the greatest actor of all time. If he had his way, Washington would be the next Spawn, God, and probably Static Shock if you gave him enough makeup. Iād hate to be āTHATā guy, but itās my opinion. Opinions can never be wrong, right?
Iād like to think so, but itād be hypocritical to not think that power and public opinion arenāt the same thing. With that being sad, I donāt respect the Oscars or Tony Awards, and I donāt bother with keeping up with reality television and independent films. Looking at this, Iād say Affleckās securing of this role are more power related than talent related, and no, I donāt think Iām being to overbearing. More to come in a future blog post!!!