It broke late Thursday night that Ben Affleck will be donning Batman's cowl in Zack Snyder's follow-up to this summer's Man of Steel. Henry Cavill is set to reprise his role as Superman, and it will mark the first time that the famous superheroes ever shared the big screen. Let the backlash begin.
Affleck isn't exactly a stranger when it comes to superheroes. Successful superhero franchises maybe. In 2003, he squeezed into some Revlon spandex to play the blind crimefighter Daredevil. That didn't go over very well. Could it have been...this...
You could put Chuck Norris in this, and it would get snickers.
Affleck also played George Reeves (TV's Superman) in the 2006 drama Hollywoodland. He was really good in that, so if you haven't seen that movie (which also stars Adrien Brody and Diane Lane), I encourage you to see it for Affleck's tortured turn. He's not exactly a stranger to strapping on a cape.
I am really shocked how negative people are reacting towards Affleck already. I mean, the guy went through a period where he was a household joke, but he's redeemed himself. I saw some really insane tweets and Facebook status updates tonight, but the most ridiculous is this one:
"I need to watch Schindler's List to cheer up now."
It could be worse...just saying...
Affleck is quite busy lately. After winning his second Oscar for directing producing Argo last year, Affleck has signed on to David Fincher's highly-anticipated adaptation of Gillian Flynn's page-turner, Gone Girl. He's also set to direct Live by Night, an adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel.
Fingers crossed for this some of this: