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Ben Affleck as Batman?



These are words I never expected to hear, especially after seeing both the Theatrical and Director's cut of Daredevil. But to be fair that was 2003! In 13 years Affleck has gone from being disliked to well respected and if you look at his work it's easy to see why!
 
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Argo, Gone Girl, Gone Baby Gone, The Town. Three films he starred in, three films he directed, two of which he did both and they are all brilliant. We're not talking one dimmensional Michael Bay films either! All of these films have excellent stories and interesting characters. If he can deliver great performances as both an actor and director why did we have such a negative initial reaction to his casting as the Dark Knight?



Now I know what you're thinking! None of the movies I've mentioned involve superheroes and when Affleck did play a superhero it was so bad the character wasn't seen on screen for 12 years. But lets be fair, Daredevil was written and directed by a guy with little experience whose credits include Ghost Rider and Jack Frost, in fact his best credit is that of Producer for Grudge Match! I think at this point we can agree that Daredevil wasn't all on Affleck, sometimes it doesn't matter how good you are at your job if the material is crap! In fact the experience was so bad Affleck swore never to play a superhero again.


In Batman v Superman, Batman has lost his way, he's suffered losses and he's angry. After the events of Man of Steel which appear to have resulted in the destruction of a Wayne Enterprises building and the death of many employees Batman sees Superman as a threat to humanity. Thus Superman becomes the new focus for Batman's anger. Although there is a clip in the latest trailer that suggests Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) is manipulating the situation from behind the scenes but this isn't confirmed. In recent years Affleck has played a dedicated spy on a mission, an angry cheating arsehole and a conflicted thief, all of which are great performances! Now combine all of these and add a cape and a cowl and I think you've got a pretty awesome Batman.

If Man of Steel is anything to go by, the script and direction will be excellent. Judging by the trailers the look and design of the film is amazing. The armoured suit looks especially good. There's a
great cast and Affleck has trained so hard he's bigger than Henry Cavill. I know that filling Christian Bale's shoes is no easy task but with three Batman films and an appearance in Suicide Squad on top of the Justice League movies Affleck has a real chance to put his own spin on the character, especially if he's directing as well.

According to IMDb, when the film was screened to executives at Warner Brothers it received a standing ovation and they began negotiating with Ben Affleck to make three solo Batman movies rather than just one. I think things are looking good for Affleck and the Dark Knight.

In fact I have only one question! Why did the costume designer give him Adam West ears?



The new cowl has Adam West ears?

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