Ben Affleck Is Batman? The Ben Affleck?

So remember how shitty Daredevil was? Well, Warner Bros. didn’t because Ben Affleck is your new Batman now. No, seriously. THR reports:

“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular superheroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent, and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character,” said Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.’ president of creative development and worldwide production.
Added Snyder: “Ben provides an interesting counterbalance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.”

So after talk of Karl Urban or Josh Brolin who probably would’ve been a perfect, grisled The Dark Knight Returns Batman, we get The Fucking Bomb In Phantoms, Yo. Don’t get me wrong, Argo and The Town were decent movies, but we’re talking about a very serious character who dresses up like a bat and becomes best friends with an invulnerable alien messiah after they beat the shit out of each other. Was Daniel Day-Lewis making a sequel to Lincoln? Because not only would he have shot his own parents to get into character, but he’d probably actually fight crime with an eight-year-old in tights until somebody points out it’s kind of pedophile-ish. That person would then get stabbed with a Batarang, but you get what I’m trying to say here.

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