Almost everyone’s already chimed in on the “Ben Affleck is Batman” news that shocked the world (and it shouldn’t have shocked anyone, really, since WB’s been chasing Benny Boy for the past 2 years), but apparently no one asked one lonely actor what he thought of this Batman vs Superman news: George Clooney.
If you were among one of the forgetful few who didn’t remember Danny Ocean’s days as the Caped Crusader, don’t feel too bad. Actually, you should count yourselves lucky, as watching his Batman & Robin was one of the truly awful cinematic experiences of my youth. But maybe I should preface that really mean statement by admitting that I only ate chicken nuggets and Surge at the time, so my palate (in all forms) was a bit muddled.
In any case, when Mr. Clooney was questioned regarding Ben Affleck’s coronation as the Dark Knight, Georgey had this to say:
“I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part. I tend to look at it like this – let’s just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing.”
Even though I don’t support the massive Affleck backlash, I’m hesitant to blindly support the thespian, even though his recent directorial displays have highlighted my years with a few memorable movie goings. Although, as long as Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne is convincingly old, grumpy, and down right dastardly, I’m sure he’ll easily rise to one of my favorite Bat-actors.
By the way, do you remember when Batman had nipples? Shit was weird.