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Even as someone who liked the Daredevil movie okay, this bit of casting news makes me raise my eyebrows. I think his strength lies in directing. This is basically a reboot of the character, not that much beyond the latest reboot.

I will certainly give it a chance - the casting of Heath Ledger as the Jokes back then caused me to go "huh?" as well and I think he turned in a brilliant performance - because Batman is my fave superhero and I think a combined Supes/Batman movie has potential but...hm.

That said, there are other actors I would have prefered. And one unrealistic choice I would have personally prefered very much and wish someone would rescue from their current position of drek and constant under-valuation.

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legoline
Aug. 23rd, 2013 03:10 pm (UTC)
wish someone would rescue from their current position of drek and constant under-valuation.

Oh, you got me curious now.

I'm possibly the ONLY person on earth who actually went, "Oh, I can see that" on hearing the casting news. He has got the build and I'm glad they didn't pick a teenager but someone who clearly looks a bit older than Clark. My personal choice would have been Thomas Gibson but he is too old for the part now.

But honestly, I'm also the only person who HATED Christian Bale and his Constant Look of Surprise as Bruce Wayne, so it can only get better.

Oddly enough, looking back you know who actually made a decent Batman? Val Kilmer. I rewatched his run a few weeks ago preparing to be cringing and found his performance oddly...good. He didn't have to do the yelling under the mask to sound threatening and still lowered his voice somehwat, which was uite awesome.

Though my Batman will always be Adam West. And Burt Ward as Dick Grayson :D

(Mostly I'm just annoyed in advance that we probably won't get a Robin AGAIN. *sigh*)
astri13
Aug. 23rd, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, you got me curious now.

Heh, yeah, it`s Jensen Ackles who now suffers not only open belittling and mockery from the producers/writers on the show as the character he plays but even as himself outside of it.

From this year`s Comic con:
Fan-question about acting challenges playing different things for the character.
Jensen awkwardly answering that Dean`s material more or less stays the same.
JP gushing about the five hundred versions of Sam, possessed, soulless, whatever and then saying how glad he is to get those opportunities because otherwise it would be dreadfully boring, it would be like...
Carver, the current showrunner: "yeah, it would be like playing Dean, hahaha."

Yeah, fuck you both.

Like I said, I know it was completely unrealistic but I wanted some cosmic karma. Sigh.

But honestly, I'm also the only person who HATED Christian Bale and his Constant Look of Surprise as Bruce Wayne, so it can only get better.

I really loved Batman Begins. And liked the other movies as well. And Bale worked well for me in the part.

Oddly enough, looking back you know who actually made a decent Batman? Val Kilmer. I rewatched his run a few weeks ago preparing to be cringing and found his performance oddly...good.

I always thought it was underappreciated Batman. The movie and Kilmer. Was it perfect? Nope. But it wasn`t the worst comic book movie I`ve seen by a longshot.

(Mostly I'm just annoyed in advance that we probably won't get a Robin AGAIN. *sigh*)

I can understand it, it`s already a gamble to make a big Supes/Batman movie mesh-up. Without giving Batman his own stand-alone movie beforehand.

If they`d done that, I think it would have needed two, the first one all Batman (the re-reboot) and the second one introducing Robin. Then, they could have done the duo with Superman.

But they are clearly desperate to catch up to Marvel`s Avengers and get the Justice League underway and doing solo Batmans would have set them back at least 4-6 more years.
leelust
Aug. 23rd, 2013 03:34 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on that unrealistic choice!!!!!!
But with this casting choice? It'll be the first time i'll be rooting for Sup.
astri13
Aug. 23rd, 2013 05:42 pm (UTC)
I won`t damn it completely before I have seen it because Ledger worked out as well and I couldn`t envision it for the life of me beforehand.

I'm with you on that unrealistic choice!!!!!!

Oh, well, maybe at some point there will be a good role. In something. Sigh.
leelust
Aug. 23rd, 2013 07:39 pm (UTC)
Now I need him in superhero role! Period!

Well, I admit there's a small chance that Ben can pull it off but I for one won't go to see this movie till me friends tell me if it's worth watching.
mareen
Aug. 23rd, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
It occured to me after my initial surprise at the casting that this might be a case of "Executive Decision", that 1996 Kurt Russell/Steven Seagal movie.

In it, Steven Seagal plays some big bad soldier that is supposed to rescue a flying plane from terrorists, while Kurt Russell is the mild-mannered scientist that was supposed to "help" him for about five minutes. However, 30 minutes into the movie, before the action even begins, Steven Seagal's character dies, and Kurt Russell has to take over as the hero.

I'm thinking that this might be what they are up to here: Ben Affleck is Batman, but then he gets killed off early in the movie and a new Batman rises. And the movie will be about the introduction of that character.

Until I hear otherwise, I'm sticking to that theory. :-)
astri13
Aug. 23rd, 2013 05:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn`t know that story. Interesting take on it.

It baffles me PR-wise, though. They must know that casting announcement will be met with outrage. I figure with them trying so obviously desperately to get their own versions of the Avengers up-and-running, they would try more to build up goodwill from the comic fan crowd. There are some actors with whom that would have worked.

Maybe they think they are doing the RDJ thing here back when he was first cast as Ironman. Um, nope. That was different.
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