By now everyone knows that Ben Affleck will play Batman in the Man of Steel sequel which is being referred as Batman/Superman. No official title has been made but “World’s Finest” would be the most appropriate title for DC Comics biggest heroes.
News of Ben Affleck’s casting came late Thursday night and Twitter was in an uproar.
While there are many reactions to Affleck’s casting, some bad based on his Daredevil portrayal and some good based on his last two movies, which Affleck directed: Argo and The Town. Affleck’s casting as Batman is a big surprise as the actor once said he would probably never be in a superhero movie ever again. In the past, it was also reported Affleck turned down the opportunity to direct Warner Bros. upcoming Justice League movie, slated to be released in 2017.
Most people, (myself included), can agree Ben Affleck is not the first actor people would expect to be the next Batman, but to those naysayers out there Ben Affleck has come a long way since making Daredevil, and his acting has matured over the years.
"Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry's Superman," director Zack Snyder said in a statement. "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."
Personally, I think Ben Affleck will do a good job playing both Batman and Bruce Wayne. The only criticism worth mentioning about his casting is Affleck’s age. Presently, he still has the stamina and ability to perform necessary stunts, but five to eight years down the road will he still be able to don the cape and cowl?
What is interesting is Ben Affleck will be the first actor to play both Batman and Superman. He previously portrayed Superman actor George Reeve’s in the biopic Hollywood Land.