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Ben Affleck cast as new Batman... Weirdly enough, not as a joke

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes, another community, on Aug 23, 2013

The nerd world is abuzz with news of the casting of Batman in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel. Christian Bale -- for reasons I speculate involve the chafing of leather suits and constant laryngitis from the "I'm Batman" voice -- has decided to give up his mantle as the cloaked, DC superhero. In what is being affectionately called "Batman vs. Superman," the gloomy billionaire Bruce Wayne will be played by Ben Affleck.

Let's review Ben Affleck's film history. Acclaimed writer and director, Oscar nominee and winner for Best Screenplay with co-writer Matt Damon for "Good Will Hunting," brilliant portrayal of the fallen angel Bartleby in Kevin Smith's "Dogma," and the recent "Argo" blew people away.

Now let's review his history with superhero movies.

"Daredevil." A movie that has gone down in film history as one of the worst superhero movies ever made. A movie that Marvel has been energetically trying to scrub out of people's minds ever since it hit theaters.

I think to sum up the opinion of the general populous on this subject, I will refer to my good friend and renowned expert on negativity, Grumpy Cat.

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Posted by S. Newt
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I am pleased to be absent from the demographic that invests time parsing which superhero movies are any good.