The Batffleck Debate

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There was some news a few days ago…you may have heard it…Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. We didn’t see that coming. The internet’s collective shit hit the fan with an immediate outpouring of bile at the decision. Is this a valid complaint? Let’s examine the case for and against Battfleck.

The Case Against

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For any actor playing Batman, this is a bad time. Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy is still very fresh in people’s mind. Although the series ended on a weak(ish) note it was still a massive blockbuster and had redefined what the character was in people’s mind. Not only was the movie a huge hit but Christian Bale nailed the role. He was a perfect fit, essentially turning himself into Batman. He was seen as the definitive cinematic version of the iconic character. Any actor who is following on from…

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