Friday, August 23, 2013

My Thoughts on Ben Affleck as Batman

Emily is a super hero too!
Last night, my Twitter feed exploded with the news that Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in the new Batman / Superman movie. Most of the reactions I saw where negative. My initial reaction was Wha??

I like Ben Affleck and I think he’s a good actor, but I can’t see him as Batman. It seems like such a miscast to me. My husband had a similar reaction to mine but he also said that he’ll go see it.  I’ll go see it too, mostly because I love Batman.

When I was in high school, I started watching the animated Batman series that was on at the time. It would air right after I got home from school so it became a routine for me to watch it.  Because I loved the animated series, I subjected myself to the awful Batman movies of the 90’s. Now the first one with Michael Kenton was excellent, but the other ones were increasingly more and more painful to watch.

When the series was rebooted a few years ago, I still went to see it because I still love Batman. Christian Bale was an excellent Batman and I enjoyed all three of the movies he was in. I wish he would come back for this Batman/Superman movie. But instead, we get Ben Affleck.

I’m still going to wait and see. I’m not a huge fan of Superman, but I’ll still see this movie. Once it comes out, I’ll write a review on how well Ben Affleck is as Batman.


  1. I think the only way I will see it is if Matt Damon is Aquaman and Katee Sackoff is Harley Quinn. And perhaps not even then.

  2. I'll probably wait until Todd sees it and sees what he thinks.