So as I’m sure many of you have heard by now (it’s all over the web), Ben Affleck will be playing Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Man of Steel sequel.
My initial reaction was “Really? Affleck?” Affleck played the titular character in Daredevil, which most are still trying to forget. I can see him playing Bruce without a problem, but I’m not sure about Batman. However, I try to keep an open mind about such news. Who knows, maybe he will be terrific in the role. Newsarama thinks casting Affleck as the caped crusader is a brilliant choice by WB. As IGN pointed out, Heath Ledger got similar backlash when it was announced he was going the be the Joker in The Dark Knight. Look how that turned out.
In the end, Warner Bros. is going to do whatever they want and we will just have to roll with the punches. As fans, we can only hope for the best. Man of Steel 2 is scheduled to be released in theaters July 17, 2015.