Page 137! Yaaay, on time! A simple idea, but also I think a symbolic one, if you’re a comic/movie/Batman fan. I think a lot of fans reacted to the news of Ben Affleck as Batman as…going bonkers. By that I mean that the news was so absurd that they went bonkers and it sure sounds like the Warner Brothers have gone bonkers. It sounds like they WANT the movie, which is actually supposedly mainly the next Superman movie, but Batman appearing as a supporting character, to fail. For a number of reasons, a lot of people just didn’t take this news seriously, and it was hard to take Warner Brothers seriously with this project. You can certainly think Affleck is a decent actor or whatever, but him as Batman is just an idea that’s hard to imagine, and again, take seriously. This is especially considering that he was in another superhero movie, Daredevil, which is generally considered to be a bad movie (although I’ve heard a number of fans say the director’s cut is actually better. I have no interest in watching it though).
It also doesn’t help the movie’s integrity in that they’re calling it, so far anyway, Batman VS. Superman. This may not be the final title, and hopefully it isn’t, because…that’s a terrible title.This is also especially odd because again, this is supposedly the next Superman movie; why not call the movie, for now, Man of Steel 2 then? Because they want to throw Batman in your face and want you to know oh he’s in there.That’s the important bit, right? Batman VS. Superman though, it’s not a title you can take seriously, and it doesn’t sound like the Warners want you to take it seriously either. They tried this once before, too; years ago, they were planning a different movie called Batman VS. Superman, with none other than Wolfgang Petersen attached to direct. It didn’t go through, which is for the best, because Petersen had….weird and terrible ideas….like John Travolta as Superman. I am not kidding. [http://moviehole.net/201255361superhero-movies-that-fell-apart-batman-vs-superman]
So…yeah. We’ll see what happens. I honestly will possibly not end up seeing this movie anyway. Warner Brothers and Disney (who owns Marvel) are going about their movies now in such wrong, terrible ways that I don’t have real hopes for either of them in making much worth seeing. But that’s another story.