I’ve Come Around To Ben Affleck As Batman

[Insert Batman talking in a Boston accent here. It’ll be hilarious.]

When Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman in Zack Snyder’s sequel to Man of Steel, the Internet was, well, the Internet. And understandably so considering Daredevil was a fiery shit into comic book fans’ long boxes – *brushes dust off penis* – and acting really isn’t Ben Affleck’s strong suit. However, directing is, so here’s where “it gets better” because it was completely respectable just then to draw allusions to concern over who’s playing Batman with the plight of being a homosexual in a country whose societal norms are still dominated by religious horseshit. THR reports:

Affleck’s presence also hedges the movie against Nolan’s greatly lessened involvement. Nolan was heavily involved in Man of Steel’s story and postproduction, and was instrumental in the studio’s choice of Snyder as a director. But he’s busy in Canada shooting Interstellar, his sci-fi adventure movie. Affleck has also demonstrated Oscar-caliber chops as a director and writer, which should prove handy on Snyder’s set.

The deal also potentially lines Affleck up to star in (and direct?) Warner Bros.’ answer to The Avengers: The eventual Justice League movie.

THR also points out that Affleck was the studio’s third choice after asking Josh Brolin first, who would’ve been awesome but also used to beat Ma Kent in real life, so yeah, and then Ryan Gosling who fortunately doesn’t think sequels deserve to hold hands and get ice cream, girl. However, with Affleck they now have an accomplished director reining Zack Snyder in which I personally believe Christopher Nolan didn’t even bother doing – Just watch the last hour of Man of Steel. – because he stopped giving a shit about comic book movies sometime during The Dark Knight Rises. So on that note, I’ll be impressed with Affleck if his first order of business is kicking Frank Miller right the fuck off set because he’s a goddamn crazy person, and then immediately demanding this scene be added in:

I was listening in a tree when you were talking to Lois. Your dad didn’t really
die in a tornado, did he?

Ha! No. But he did leave us to build a baseball field for ghosts.

At least he wasn’t murdered in front of your eyes when you were a child.

Wow. You just go right for that, don’t you?

I’m Batman.

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