My first thought about all the complaints about Ben Affleck already:
I guess people will start taking back all their complaints about Christian Bale's Batman voice.
But, honestly, I'm not even going to begin to complain. If this was pre-2007 Ben Affleck I'd be bitching up a storm right now. But not only has he proven since then that he's a great director (Gone Baby Gone, Argo, The Town) but he's gotten a lot better as an actor.
He has the look of Bruce Wayne down exactly. I can picture him as Bruce Wayne. I don't know how he'll be as Batman though. But I'm willing to give it a shot. I think it will be good and he's going to surprise a lot of people.
I would have preferred to see Christian Bale back but going with Ben Affleck isn't as terrible as everyone is making it seem. Let's wait and see what he looks like in the cowl before we start to bitch about this.
Now, I kind of want to see another Batman movie. Going with a new actor they can now cast someone as The Joker. Still though, I'm disappointed that Christian Bale turned them down. I could totally picture a Batman vs. Superman movie where Bale/Bruce Wayne is retired and then he sees this guy come from another planet and he'd want to come out of retirement again to see what Clark Kent/Superman is all about.
Just as long as we don't have to sit through another origin story of Batman I'm happy. We know the character already. They can introduce a new Batman in Batman vs. Superman and we don't have to get his whole back story.
Affleck is already 41?? I thought he's just in his mid 30s, same with Matt Damon.
Time flies by, all the well known quality actors are nearing their 40s or 50s. Robert Downey Jr is 48, I have no idea how he is gonna last through 3 more Marvel movies. I can't even name any great actors in 20-30 year old range that are getting lead roles in blockbusters.
Hes a good actor and should do just fine as batman.
People just don't like change, I remember when Pierce Brosnan was done being Bond, or when Matt Damon was done with Jason Bourne, and everyone tripped out when they heard about their replacements, and then both of those movies were great after.