I’m going to be honest with you, I’m a little confused. But only because Affleck was not, as the internet is seemingly stating, at the top of the list for New Batman. After some discussion and cogitation, my conclusion is that Seth Rogen said no, so they’ve gone to the next one on the list.
Don’t get me wrong, Affleck is a great actor, and I love the roles he plays and the personality he brings to them. But I feel that’s one of the fatal flaws in the casting. He has a considerable amount of personality, and Batman really doesn’t. This is why Bale was perfect for the role, as the most human performance I’ve seen him give was when one of the production crew was in the wrong place at the wrong time while he was shooting Terminator Salvation.
I suppose there’s only one way to find out how well this is going to go, and the Justice League stuff is appearing on the horizon. It’s just a case of how they’re going to play Batman after how serious and realistic Bale’s performance was. I’m curious, and hoping it’s not going to be a repeat of ole’ Bat Nipples himself (George Clooney as Batman).
What do you reckon?