Last month we found out about some actors who were on an early list of potentials that Warner Brothers was looking at to replace Christian Bale as the new Batman in the upcoming Superman vs. Batman sequel to Man of Steel and beyond, one of whom was Josh Brolin, the star of movies like No Country For Old Men, True Grit, Men in Black III, and the upcoming remake of Oldboy.
Now Brolin has confirmed in an interview that he was indeed being considered for the role. The actor was also shocked by the overwhelmingly negative response to Ben Affleckbeing cast in the role instead.
Sometimes Patton Oswalt is led to speak on certain things, and speak he does. And people listen. Because the man is incredibly thoughtful and intelligent, and he can oftentimes make sense of the senseless.
For many geeks out there, making sense of Warner Brothers’ decision to cast Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Superman vs. Batman sequel to Man of Steel (and beyond) is impossible. Beyond comprehension. But still, Oswalt took to Facebook to argue why he thinks Affleck is a good choice for the role, and why everyone just needs to calm down.
When it was announced that Ben Affleck, who had stepped away from starring in massive Hollywood blockbusters to direct and sometimes star in his own Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films, had been chosen by Warner Brothers to replace Christian Bale as the next Batman, well, the internet…it sorta exploded.
Surprisingly, however, many fans stepped up and defended the casting of Affleck in the Batman vs. Superman sequel to Man of Steel, citing previous times people were infuriated by a superhero casting, like that one time Heath Ledger was cast as the new Joker.
One way to show how Affleck might look in the new Superman/Batman movie is through fan trailers, which use footage from previous flicks to create a faux movie trailer. You can see a couple of these below.
According to Variety, Warner Brothers has their new Dark Knight – and it will be Ben Affleck. The “bomb in Phantoms yo” is to replace Christian Bale in the franchise, and will co-star alongside Henry Cavill as in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman crossover film slated as the direct sequel to Man Of Steel.
I’m surprised at this revelation. First off, I’ve never been able to picture Affleck as Bruce Wayne, much less Batman – his demeanor really doesn’t fit the characterization. That being said, Affleck has shown to be adaptable in some of his movies, so this might be an interesting result.
If you didn’t attend the San Diego Comic-Con this past Saturday or were one of the many people who couldn’t get into the coveted Hall H that day, then you might have heard that Zack Snyder dropped by to announce that the Man Of Steel sequel would hit theaters Summer 2015. But that was merely the tip of the iceberg. He also announced that Batman would be appearing as well (read our coverage here). As you can imagine, fans in attendance, especially DC Comics fans, were joyous to say the least. You can check out their reaction here.
The plot for the untitled film remains under wraps, but as to what fans could be calling it, well there are many titles to choose from. Now screenwriter David Goyer has come out to say that he has narrowed down the title of the film to two choices: Batman Vs. Superman or Superman Vs. Batman. Hit the jump for more.