So, Warner Brothers just confirmed Ben Affleck as Batman for the Man of Steel sequel, and then probably their Justice League movie after that. I’ll let that sink in for a few seconds.
Ben Affleck is not the worst actor out there, but does he compare to Christian Bale? That is probably a resounding no. First of all, Ben’s talents are better suited to directing. He’s never been a strong actor, which is why Matt Damon always landed more prestigious acting roles than him. Think about when Ben’s career started turning around after the mess that was Gigli – that would be after he directed Gone Baby Gone, and then The Town.
He’s only Oscar caliber when he’s directing films, but as Batman? I have a very bad feeling that he’ll be very mediocre. In fact, I have a feeling that the entire movie will be mediocre.
The director of the film, Zack Snyder, released a statement saying, “Ben provides an interesting counter-balance 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.”
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