Page 235/365 : Arise Ben Fucking BatFleck!

Awoke this morning to this news, setting me up for a day of pondering WHY?

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Yes….Ben Affleck is to be the next Batman…….cue massive fan-boy/girl cringing worldwide.

Someone on my Facebook told it straight, whilst half the world are thinking “why would Ben Affleck, a guy known for thought-provoking films like Argo, become the next Batman”, whilst the other geekier half of the world is screaming WHY? GOD-DAMMIT WHYYYYYYY?

Lets lay this out…Ben Affleck is NOT Batman. He will be Batman, that seems apparent now, but there’s a lot that needs to be done to transform him into the lovable multi-millionaire renegade that is Bruce Wayne.

Adam West was Batman for a comic book era, Michael Keaton was a Tim Burton Batman, Val Kilmer and George Clooney ruined the Caped Crusader….and then Christian Bale breathed a tonne of life back into a character which had become laughable. So when Bale announced he wasn’t doing anything beyond Dark Knight Rises, naturally a list was drawn up.

And somewhere near the bottom of that list, below the likes of Simon Pegg, Dale Winton, Noel Edmonds and Graham Norton, was Ben Affleck.

Ben Fucking Affleck. An actor who has about as much emotional depth as a puddle of vomit. He was alright in films like Dogma, Mallrats and Anything With Matt Damon, but the new Batman? Really?

Has all the hard work that Christian Bale did to bring some credibility back to Batman gone completely to waste? The early backlash would suggest that most fans think the same as me…yes.

Time will tell. Maybe Affleck will pile on the muscle, and turn up the smarminess, but I serious doubt it.

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