this cannot be true
I sit here in disbelief
unsure how to feel
Ben Affleck as Batman.
I know I don’t usually curse on my blog (who knows who might be reading) so excuse the slight profanity. I’m just so flummoxed right now about this bit of casting.
Ben Affleck is a good actor and I’ve enjoyed many of his movies. Maybe another time I might have just shrugged at the news of him being cast as Batman but for some reason, right now, the notion of him in that role just feels SO DAMN WRONG. I think it’s because I cannot imagine him opposite Henry Cavill. It seems like a stretch that my imagination refuses to make. This is absolutely NOTHING against Affleck’s acting abilities. I have nothing against him. But Batman is an iconic hero who deserves to be played by someone who can play both sides of his nature. I just don’t trust that Affleck can convince me he’s that man. As I said on twitter, maybe I’m underestimating his talent but he’s going to have pull all his tricks to make me believe he’s Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Henry Cavill made me care about Clark Kent/Superman. He made me feel that HOPE of something better within, not just out there. I know it wasn’t just Henry but all the people who made that movie. I suppose I will have to trust that those same people will convince me that this Bruce Wayne/Batman belongs in this same sphere as Superman. I will not make it easy for them. And it will KILL ME to keep forking over my money to see the movie (because I doubt I’ll only see it once) if I’m unconvinced by Affleck’s portrayal. I really do hope he proves me wrong.
But truly, all I care about is that Henry Cavill is Superman. He has become my image of that superhero and I look forward to more of him.
I wonder what the diehard Batman fans think of this casting…