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8 Reasons Ben Affleck Will Be Great As Batman

Top 5 Reasons Ben Affleck Will Be Great As Batman
Now that the sanity of planet earth is returning (sort of), we can all start to look forward to seeing the inevitable clash of the two biggest names in comic book history in the Man of Steel sequel. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing Ben Affleck’s take on the Caped Crusader. As a matter of fact, I’ve been Pro-Affleck since it was announced. My first thought on hearing the news was, ‘Wow, if they’re serious about doing Justice League, are they going to recast Green Lantern?’ So, yeah. Come at me brah.

(8) He’s Given Good Performances

Genuinely. Don’t stand there and tut and say ‘But Daredevil was a bad film! He was awful in it!’ because that’s completely wrong. Affleck was great as Matt Murdoch. The film itself wasn’t the best it could have been, suffering from the usual problems of an origin movie (here’s a hundred characters who aren’t yet relevant!). Regardless, his early roles with long-time friend Kevin Smith were all excellent – check out Mallrats to see Affleck play a douchebag villain and Chasing Amy to witness a man convincingly fall in love with a lesbian – and as he’s gotten older, Affleck has only improved with age. If you don’t believe that, check out The Town. He’s phenomenal in it, playing a bank robber who wants out but can’t live any other way. Jeremy Renner might have scooped up some major nominations for his performance, but would he have been half as engaging without Affleck playing against him? Sure, maybe some of his films aren’t the best, but for every Gigli, he turns in a great performance.

Top 5 Reasons Ben Affleck Will Be Great As Batman

(7) He’s Got Something To Prove

Affleck’s is a laid-back, intelligent man. Check out his appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He knows what people say about him. He’s okay with that and it’s only going to make him want to prove everyone wrong. Go one further and watch this clip to see how easily he can poke fun at himself and has things in perspective. The guy’s hilarious.

(6) He Has The Physicality

The role of Batman itself is almost purely a physical one, something that Affleck has. He’s got the size, he’s got the bulk. He’s got the chin – In fact, he’s probably the first actor who’s had the chin for it. The real challenge will be the Bruce Wayne side – and that’s something we probably won’t get to see for another couple of films, at least.

(5) Trusted Industry Pros Know He’ll Be Strong In The Role

I’m not the only one who thinks he’ll be good. Michael Keaton is backing him (‘He’s going to be great’), along with Val Kilmer and Adam West. Even Our Lord and Savior Joss Whedon predicts great things. If that’s not enough, Matt Damon has also tossed his tuppence into the ring, saying:

“I think it will be great. It will be terrific. I know there are a lot of people grousing on the internet. I just think it’s kind of funny. You know, he’s not playing King Lear. It’s Batman! Certainly within his skill set. If anybody saw Argo or The Town and all the work he’s been doing lately, it’s way more nuanced and interesting and way more difficult than Batman! Batman just sits there with his cowl over his head and whispers in a kinda gruff voice at people. Bruce Wayne is the more challenging part of the role and Ben will be great at that.”

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