A lot of people expected Ben Affleck to direct either “Batman vs. Superman” or “Justice League” but instead Warner Bros./DC gave Zack Snyder both of those films. So to give Ben something to do, they decided to give him his own Batman standalone film which is a good idea.
I’m not a big fan of Ben Affleck’s liberal politics but I do like him as an actor and director. I really liked “The Town” and “Argo”, both good movies.
So since Ben is now the new Batman director, he’s next line of the previous Batman directors: Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher and Christopher Nolan. Ben lines up with them now.
I wonder what Batman villain Ben will pick for his Batman standalone movie? I hope he stays away from the Joker ’cause I’m getting so tired of the Joker. He should go for Riddler or the Penguin. Deadshot will be cool too.
So last night I finally gotten around to watching the “Gotham” premiere on FOX. First things first, I would like to say that I was pretty blown away with the show. WOW!!!! The show was freakin’ great and I was pretty impressed with it’s debut episode. The show was actually pretty well written and well-acted by everyone in the cast and that includes Jada Pinkett Smith (Will Smith’s wife). I was pretty impressed with Jada Pinkett’s role and I used to never be a fan of her acting until now. I thought she did a great job. She played a cool villain that you love to hate. She played the evil “bitch” role well. Plus, Jada Pinkett was smoking hot and sexy in her costume.
Yeah, I did catch all of Batman’s super villains. I recognized Penguin, The Riddler, the Joker, Catwoman and Poison Ivy easily.
I know the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents have been shown many times in all of the Batman big screen movies and animated films but finally we’re gonna get a true back story of Bruce’s childhood which is what this show is about. I’m assuming that this show is leading up to Bruce Wayne growing up and it will show how he became the Batman. When will we a full grown Bruce Wayne in the Batman suit? Not for a long while I would think. If the show is successful and I think it will be, it’ll last for 7-10 seasons or more. This show could be bigger than “Smallville”.
I’m very intrigued with the idea of “Gotham” ’cause for once we get a historical look on the Batman story of how he became Batman and how all the super villains came out to be. In the upcoming show, I hope “Gotham” will show us more super villains of how they were in the beginning like Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Bane, Mr. Freeze, Ra’s Al Ghul, Scarecrow, Deadshot, etc. I’m sure the show will have them all.
Anyway, this show is not just about Bruce Wayne and how he became Batman, it’s really an introduction of all the super villains. That’s the whole point of it, I believe.
Consider me a fan of the show and I’ll continue to watch every Monday. I’m a huge Batman fan. Always have been ever since I was a child.
So that means I’m currently watching two NEW TV shows right now: “Gotham” and “Dr. Who” w/ Peter Capaldi. “Dr. Who” w/ Capaldi and Jenna Coleman is really good too and I will talk more about that show in another post.
In celebration to Batman’s 75, Zack Snyder just released this photo on twitter. Close up of Batman’s face. I’ll have to say that I’m very impressed. Definitely looks more like George Miller style for sure! Batman looks a lot older too. I can see why Zack got himself a hard-on for Ben ’cause Ben’s mouth looks awesome through the mask. Pretty intense.
Now I wonder how Ben’s speaking voice for Batman is gonna sound like??? Will the new Batman have a deep growling voice kind of like Bale’s or will it be something different? I think it will be something different ’cause this Batman is clearly trying to stay away from the Nolan stuff. Maybe this Batman will speak normally. We’ll have to wait and see when the trailer comes out.
In celebration of Batman day today, I thought it would be cool to make this post. Like most, I am a pretty huge fan of Batman myself. I love the character. The stories. All the creative villains.
I’m not a very big comic book reader but I did read Batman comics as a kid and sometimes I still read Batman graphic novels.
I’m still a lifelong Batman fan. Obsessively watched the old TV series with Adam West and Burt Ward. Watched all the Batman big screen movies over the years. Out of all the Batman actors over the years: Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale. You’d have to ask which one who I think was the best Batman??? Some may find this pretty crazy but I always thought Adam West made the best Batman. He felt more realistic and he had personality than all the others. Keaton was great. Bale was pretty good, not amazing but pretty good. Kilmer and Clooney were terrible.
Even though I didn’t think Bale was the greatest Batman, I did love the Nolan movies though. I just liked them for the stories. “Batman: Begins”, “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight: Rises” were all pretty amazing flicks. It really is too bad that Nolan couldn’t do one more Batman flick when he could have if he wanted. He spent many years on the Batman flicks so I can’t blame him for finally wanting to move on. I really wanted to see Nolan’s take on the Riddler and the Penguin.
I think Ben Affleck could do a good job on Batman, though.
Batman is the coolest superhero ever ’cause he’s one of the very few superheroes who doesn’t have any powers. He’s an actual human being who have to fight crime with good fighting skills and gadgets. All of his villains are mostly crazy and insane people with different costumes and makeup.
He’s definitely one of my favorite characters.
I am also looking forward to that new Batman TV show called, “Gotham” which will air on FOX later this Fall… looks like a pretty cool show and I’m gonna check it out to see if it’s any good.
Happy 75 years, Batman and I’m sure there will be 75 years more.
Check this out, read the fan comments this article at RottenTomatoes and tell me what you see. The comments aren’t so kind are they? Now look what happened. People loved Heath as the Joker when “The Dark Knight” first came out.
I think it’s unfair and wrong that people have to be so critical over Ben. Ben’s so called bad-acting was years ago. His acting has greatly improved over the last 10 years or so. People loved Ben in “The Town” and “Argo” which both were great flicks but now they don’t want him as Batman?
People maybe skeptical now but I think people will love Ben as Batman. Ben is gonna kill it, I’m sure. When Ben was hired for Batman, he must of auditioned for it and Zach Snyder must of loved him. Make no mistake people. Zach knows his actors. He did a good job casting for the first, “Man of Steel” movie. I’m sure he won’t disappoint with the sequel.
People were skeptical of “Man of Steel” film itself but when that movie came out, the film got nothing but positive reviews. Zach Snyder likes to trick people like this. He has pulled stuff like this before with his older movies. Do controversial things and people end up liking it later.
I don’t get all the hate. It’s just a lot of bandwagon jumping — people siding with popular opinion.
Ben will know what to do with the role. I can’t wait to see how he’s gonna pull it off. You can’t badly judge him just because you didn’t like him in “Daredevil”. That film was years ago and Ben was younger back in those days. I totally support Ben as Batman.
Like most, I am pretty surprised they picked Ben Affleck as the new Batman for the “Man of Steel” sequel. Warner Bros. announced the surprising news last night. Wow. They were pretty quick on hiring the new Batman so it looks like they’re in a rush. You see? Zack Snyder works fast, I wasn’t joking around.
To be honest, I think Ben is the perfect choice to play the role. Ben seems to be a fan of comics and superheroes himself as he has already played Daredevil, once for Marvel. The team behind the “Batman and Superman” film were looking for a slightly older Batman. I guess that’s the reason why Ben was picked ’cause he fit that perfectly. All the Batman’s from the past: Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Christian Bale were all pretty young at the time when they were first hired for their roles. Ben in his 40’s. This would make Ben the 5th Batman actor.
A lot of people online are trashing their choice of Ben playing the new Batman/Bruce Wayne but give him a chance. I think Ben is gonna be great. He’s gonna look great in the suit, I’m sure. The Batman suit is probably gonna be a black and rubber suit again but hopefully they give it a new style. New look and new color. They changed the Superman suit around, some, they’re probably gonna do the same with the Batman suit. I’m looking forward to seeing what Ben is gonna look like in the Batman suit so I’m sure Warner Bros. will release a photo of it soon to show us.
In Ben’s defense, I think he’s a very talented actor. He always has been. He can play any role that throws at him, no matter the genre. Sounds like Warner Bros. want to give Batman a different feeling and Ben would be great for that. Give Ben a chance and don’t be so quick to judge. He’s gonna be awesome! I think Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck will be a great team-up!
While it’s great news that “Batman & Superman” are finally teaming up together for a live-action film… I really think they should get rid of the black rubber suit on Batman. I think the Dark Knight thing is kind of old and it would be great if they give Batman a new style. New suit, new look, new everything. If they did that with Superman, I would think they would do the same with Batman. Since Christopher Nolan would still be the mentor/producer of the “Batman/Superman” film, I would think Chris would let Zack have Batman however he wants the character to be. Over the years, Batman had different styles of suits and in different colors. I think it would be pretty cool if they go back to old-school with Batman… go back to the blue and black. They gave Superman the old-school look for “Man of Steel”, why not do the same with the Batman? Zack’s version of the batsuit will indeed be a little different than Nolan’s take on it. Zack got rid of the red trunks on Superman, think how Zack would change the batsuit? I’m sure Zack would get a lot of people questioning the batsuit just like he got a lot of people wondering about the new Superman suit.
The “Batman & Superman” movie will probably be action packed and intense like “Man of Steel” was. Of course, it’ll probably have impressive visual effects and all that stuff. Who will the leading villain be? Lex? The Joker? Both?
As for the actor to play the new Batman, I’m not really sure yet but like I said before, Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be the most likely choice ’cause of the “Dark Knight: Rises” ending.
It’s great news this is happening finally. I’m sure Hollywood already tried to get a Batman/Superman movie going years ago but failed. It’s gonna be a hard movie to pull off and Zack would be the only guy who can do it right. Batman/Superman had tons of comics together and animated movies. They don’t have a live action movie yet and the wait will be over soon. It will be a box office smash, for sure.
My question is, will Michael Caine still play Aflred? Gary Oldman for Commissioner Gordon? I don’t know if those guys will come back without Christian Bale but we’ll wait and see.
It’s gonna be interesting to see what they’re gonna title it too.