Well this is definitely one of the biggest news items of the year.After being considered to direct a Justice League Movie, Ben Affleck has been CONFIRMED to play BATMAN in 2015's highly anticipated Man Of Steel sequel.
Early speculations had actors from Josh Brolin ,Ryan Gosling for the coveted role after Christian Bale stepped down from the mantle.
Ben's not new to the superhero gig ,and has played Daredevil in 2003.He was an upcoming star ,with movies like Armageddon, Shakespeare in Love, Good Will Hunting.But after a series of movies that brought down his career in 2003-06 period ,he made a strong comeback as a director with 2007's Gone Baby Gone and 2010's Town.He later on swept the awards for Best Director this year with his movie ,Argo.
So it has to be seen how well he can shine in a movie like Batman/Superman.The sequel will pair him up with Henry Cavill and director Zack Snyder ,and the movie is set to be released on July 17, 2015.
Ben's selection is a good one but i still have my doubts on his ability to play Batman.Lets wait and watch
Heres a pic showing the comments posted after it was announced that Heath Ledger would play the Joker.Yep! Its quite shocking how much stuff was told ,before Heath immortalized himself as the Joker!
As for Christian Bale ,as much as i love him to play Batman again ,its better if he doesnt return.Its bittersweet ,but thats what needs to happen.
What Nolan & Bale have created is one of the BEST movie trilogy in the history of cinema.I really dont want Zack Snyder to come up and continue telling the tale of Nolan's Batman.
Its quite admirable to see both ,Nolan & Bale ,refusing to return to the series even when they have been offered so much money!That shows their integrity to the the TDK trilogy.
This brings us to Affleck.While i was equally shocked and disappointed as the rest of the world with his casting ,we mustnt just write him off before the cameras even have started rolling.
Even though he attained quite a star status in the start,majority of his movies were below average stuff.He then hit rock bottom ,when his mindless movies failed to get the cash registers running.
But he rose up once again with 3 amazing directorial ventures ,a good selection of movies to act in,and now hes finally ready to be in a big budget movie once again.He isnt a bad actor ,and his performances has improved 10 fold in recent years.
So lets just give this guy a chance to show that he can redeem himself once again.