While this long jawed, award winning machine is usually the scapegoat for angry comic book fans (Daredevil, never forget!), I’ve recently discovered that he’s not SO bad. In fact, he’s pretty alright. As Matt Damon would say, he’s actually “PHAWKIN WICKED AWESOME“… or something like that.
I’ve stumbled upon this reservoir of Ben Affleck love after hearing the Argo director passed up playing the Caped Crusader in the upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE flick. Seriously, what a fucking saint.
Can you imagine the wave of violent fanboy riots that would sweep the country if this came to pass? Assuming they’d stop eating Sour Cream & Onion flavored Ruffles and postpone their Azeroth dungeon raid for a few hours, of course. Literally DOZENS of people could have been hurt/injured/offended by wandering hordes of bearded man children with unorthodox working habits and an on hand collection of concert stubs from Third Eye Blind’s “Blue” tour.
I swear I’m not recounting my life. Promise.
Anyway, we all knew Affleck was involved at some point, with the main rumor indicating that he’d direct. Knowing now that the WB once offered him the role which Christian Bale so recently (and throat cancery) portrayed, they seem pretty desperate to replicate Marvel’s success.
Hell, they’ve just thrown out their entire script. Someone press the super secret button that says “Only in Case of Emergency”. It throws money at Christopher and Jonathan Nolan until they eventually agree to co-produce the project. So far the WB is 3-0 with it.