“WHAAAAAT? [But] I think I can get behind this though!”, expresses Moviehole’s Mandy Griffiths, via the email she feverishly sent over to me that included the big casting news in question.
And while Mandy goes gangnam style with surprise, I’ll tell you, my eyes are also doing a pop-out but I’m also quite excited about Ben Affleck being cast as the new Batman.
Affleck, though not unfamiliar to the world of superheroes, having played ‘Daredevil’ on the big screen and later, ‘Superman’ actor George Reeves (in “Hollywoodland”), is so in-demand these days, not only as an actor but as a filmmaker, that he’s known to pass on anything than doesn’t automatically scream ‘must do’ to him. Playing the Dark Knight on screen isn’t something one would’ve assumed Affleck would’ve felt a need to do. Still, score for us, right!?
The “Runner, Runner” star does have a good relationship with Warner Bros though, and at one stage was considering directing their ‘Superman’ reboot. He was even briefly linked to the role of the Man of Steel.
Affleck, ironically, will make his debut as the new Batman – said to be in his forties, grizzled, and a veteran of the crime fighting scene – in “Man of Steel 2″. Henry Cavill reprises the role of Superman from this year’s “Man of Steel”.
“Man of Steel 2″, with Zack Snyder at the helm, will open July 17, 2015.
- Superbowl Spot : Insurgent - January 31, 2015
- The CW releases another iZombie promo - January 31, 2015
- Deepwater Horizon : Chandor Out, Berg In - January 31, 2015
- Cast fills for Franco’s In Dubious Battle - January 31, 2015
- Nicolas Cage’s latest lands a Hobbit - January 31, 2015
- Rose Byrne back for next X-Men - January 31, 2015
- Orphan Black star gets lead in Star Wars spin-off!? - January 31, 2015
- Leia may face a Hutt again in The Force Awakens - January 31, 2015
- Affleck, Schoenaerts are HBO’s Lewis and Clark - January 31, 2015
- Production begins on Zoo - January 31, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.