Does this sound a bit nutty to anyone else? Zach Snyder, the director of 2013’s “Man Of Steel,” decided that Ben Affleck would play Batman in the upcoming sequel. Now, I am not that crazy about that decision, but what I think is worse is that Tim Nasson has set up a petition to remove Affleck, and get Christian Bale back.
I understand that Bale has defined the character to most people, but he does not want to return as Batman. Nasson doesn’t like Affleck in the role, or maybe he prefers Christian Bale or maybe it’s some combination thereof.
I get that, but what does he actually expect to happen? A studio, financing a multi-billion dollar film is going to let a petition, no matter how many people want it to happen, to determine their policy?
And while Ben Affleck wouldn’t be my first choice, he’s actually a decent actor. He may not have the physicality of Christian Bale, but with training he can achieve that, though what I think is more important is that he’s – in my view – a warmer, more interesting actor that Bale.
So, I will not be signing that petition, and instead will wait to see how Affleck is in the role.
Who knows, he may surprise all of us.