I love artist Kerry Callen’s blog especially his running series called ‘Super Antics’ that shows classic heroes (most often Superman) in funny daily comic strip style hijinks. His latest is a team-up between Superman and Wonder Woman that explains why a bulletproof hero like Wondy decides to deflect bullets with her bracelets instead of letting them bounce off her.
So Warner brothers has announced that actor/director/screenwriter/husband of Jennifer Garner/BFF of Matt Damon, Ben Affleck has been cast as the new Batman who will be facing off with Superman in the upcoming MAN OF STEEL sequel. And like any other announcement steeped in geekiness, it has caused the collective Internets to shit themselves in fits of over-exaggerated apoplexy. Twitter is on fire, the message boards are exploding, Facebook is melting, petitions are being started (with over 20, 000 signatures…nerds I am so ashamed of you!), all due to Mr. Affleck being named as the new Dark Knight.
Well I will give four reasons why Affleck’s casting is not the worst thing since GIGLI was foisted upon an unsuspecting populace.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 58% (Critics) / 82% (Audience)
Directed By: Zack Snyder
Written By: David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon and Russell Crowe
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Synopsis: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. (Source)