August 22, 2013

Ben Affleck is the New Batman! ( MAN OF STEEL Superman Movie Sequel )

OK, about an hour ago the internet broke in half with the major news that Ben Affleck will play Batman in the next "Superman: Man of Steel" movie sequel, which is slated to come out around July 17th, 2015.

Ben Affleck, of course, isn't new to the superhero genre. He previously starred as the blind Marvel Comics hero Daredevil (2003) and he even sort-of played "Superman" in the George Reeves Bio Movie, "Hollywoodland" (2006 - pretty good movie too). Hey wait! Is Ben Affleck the very first Actor in film history who will have played both Superman AND Batman? Cool!


RBC said...

There's been a lot of backlash from the fans since the news broke out about ben affleck being cast as the Batman/Bruce Wayne. General public is confused as to what to make out of it. The Nolan series has been one of the greatest batman outings on to the silver screen both in respect of fame and money and Christian Bale has become the face of batman/Bruce Wayne very much like that of Hugh Jackman as wolverine.
Now let’s take a look at the director who is helming the project. Zack Snyder is famous for his visual depictions of improbable and impossible characters. Who can forget the visual spectacle that was 300? He was able to visually pull off not only the Spartans and the impossible terrains but managed to make the almost nude red caped Spartans more macho than gay. So it’s very likely that the batman we will get out of the movie will be visually satisfying to almost all demographics.

We all know that Ben Affleck is one hell of a director. As an actor he is passably good in other’s movies but has recently shown great depths in his own movies like Argo and the Town. Though there is nothing to convince us that he can pull off a dark brooding character with an almost dual personality as Bruce Wayne, we can always expect to surprised by him as he did as a director. As for the physicality that goes with the character that’s shouldn't be a problem as exemplified by Hugh jackman

Though Ben Affleck’s venture as the daredevil was not successful to say the least, his jaw line and his physicality as the daredevil was not disappointing at all but almost the other way round.
The only thing that worries me about the film is David S. Goyer. David Goyer is more like an idea man who comes up with cool ideas and new perspectives, but he is a terrible screen writer and generic at his best and Zack Snyder has not been able to shine as a writer as well as evident from his works on Sucker Punch and Legend of the Guardians.
Batman over the years had many interpretations and treatments. Though he is the most realistic superhero according to his superhuman abilities, he comes off as a more fantastic character than superman himself if we go down to his character motivation and the environment that he thrives in, i.e. Gotham. This outing is going to be more like an action packed gritty JLA type interpretation of batman rather than a psychological rabbit hole in his brain and his morbidly twisted enemies. I am not a fan of the Nolan batman series and I’ll be covering that in details the next time. So there’s only so much sh*t that can go wrong with this batman.

RBC said...

i've covered my views on the matter in by blog. check it out. you may like it