After all of the critical acclaim Ben Affleck has received in recent years -- culminating with Argo, a movie that he both directed and starred, winning best picture earlier this year -- why in the world would he want to play Batman? I have a better grasp on this after watching Affleck in Runner, Runner, of all things.
Oedipus killed his father and married his mother. The myth was adapted by Freud because it made practical sense. It's really Darwinian when you come t...
Bruce Wayne is a bland, boring, white guy with good hair. I've seen Ben Affleck in a lot of movies. He can absolutely play a bland, boring, white guy with good hair.
Most people are stuck in the late 90s and early 2000s when it comes to Ben Affleck the actor.
What would our lives and our world look like if we became more open to each other's stories and each other's interpretations? What if we accepted multiple ways of viewing even those narratives and myths about which we feel most passionate, or with which we most vehemently disagree?
Ever since last week Batman fans, and seemingly most superhero fans, are all reeling from disbelief from the latest casting announcement for the Batman role in the sequel to Man of Steel.
Many Americans think hunger is an issue that affects "someone else." It does not affect anyone other than the homeless or the extremely poor. The truth is over 50 million people in the United States quietly struggle with hunger. As a child, I was one of those people.
Why not look on the bright side? If the new Batman has one thing going for him, it's Ben Affleck's Boston roots. Think about it. What could possibly be more powerful than a superhero weaned on Legal Seafood clam chowder and Dunkin' Donuts dark roast?
"Yes, the current situation in Syria is grave," said Randy Heslip. "But the idea of Mr. Affleck essaying the role of the Caped Crusader is probably the most offensive, ruinous, destructive occurrence in the history of recorded time."
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Will Affleck suck or succeed as Batman? That remains uncertain. However, one thing was made certain this week certain: We Americans care who plays Batman.
he Internet went to town following Warner Bros. announced that two-time Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, aged 41, is to be the new Bruce Wayne in Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel 2. This is all before the man has said a line of dialogue.
Last night, when Zack Snyder announced Ben Affleck as Batman in the still untitled incarnation of Superman and Batman that will basically be "Man of S...
Ben Affleck will most likely be a fine Batman. Maybe even terrific. No, he won't be the brooding Batman that we watched Christian Bale play in the last three theatrical representations -- because it's not really the point to represent dark realism when the point of this Batman is to quarrel with a handsome alien. Ben Affleck is a good choice for Batman. Though, with Affleck's recent critical success -- culminating in an Oscar win for Argo -- I'm not sure Batman is a good choice for Ben Affleck.
The unifying idea in those select tweets is that Affleck, after finally struggling back up from the pits of "Gigli" (which, in a twist, was released 10 years ago this month), had sold out once again by agreeing to star as Batman. That Affleck, by following in the footsteps of Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale, had reverted back to Bennifer and "Daredevil" and paycheck roles like "Paycheck."