Ben Affleck Is The NEW Batman
Iâve 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 Affleckâs cocky personality, but I generally donât hold much hope for him as an actor. If anything, Affleck is the next modern day Plato, given that heâs 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 bookâs 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 actorâs resume, but who needs a resume when youâre 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 theyâd discovered that the Aggro star was intended to star alongside another Superman actor, in light of Zack Snyderâs reboot of the Superman series. This is an exciting time for comic book fans, and the film industry in general, but that shouldnât suggest that we donât 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 shouldnât have it due to a big head? When I see Affleck performing, I donât take into account that Iâm seeing a renowned and (Seemingly) skilled actor giving a great interpretation of character; I see a man with so much wit and intelligence that heâd rather spend twenty minutes reciting lectures on college level philosophy.
Ben Affleck isnât a Batman type. Hell, Christian Bale wasnât that great of a Batman, even with all of Christopher Nolanâs tampering with the Dark Knight trilogy. And then again, thatâs why we call them actors. And still, again, actors are known to have the âTypeâ performers.
Type performers are very typical, all around smart guys that you usually find in movies that they shouldnât 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. Iâd hate to be âTHATâ guy, but itâs my opinion. Opinions can never be wrong, right?
Iâd like to think so, but itâd be hypocritical to not think that power and public opinion arenât the same thing. With that being sad, I donât respect the Oscars or Tony Awards, and I donât bother with keeping up with reality television and independent films. Looking at this, Iâd say Affleckâs securing of this role are more power related than talent related, and no, I donât think Iâm being to overbearing. More to come in a future blog post!!!