aside Dare-Bat-Devil-Man = New Batman!

If you haven’t heard, Ben Affleck was just announced to star as Batman in Zack Snyder’s new Man of Steel sequel. Sit and think about that for a second. Already knew about this and got angry again? Well sorry for reminding you. I don’t feel uneasy because he’s turned his career around with 2010’s The Town and last year’s Picture of the Year winner, Argo. I feel uncomfortable because it’s an actor who’s played a superhero character before in 2003’s Daredevil. I know that it’s a silly thing to complain about, but my inner OCD kicks in when an actor plays multiple super heroes. Growing up, I saw every kid in elementary school bring their superhero action-figures to class, costumes on Halloween, and pretend to be their favorite comic book stars on the playground. We were all different characters, but once we each decided we never switched. Kids follow this unwritten rule and actors don’t. First, Halle Berry played Storm AND Catwoman, then Liam Neeson was both Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars and Ra’s al Ghul in Batman Begins (So yes, Qui-Gon Jinn trained both Batman AND Obi-Wan), and finally we saw Chris Evans play the Human Torch in the Fantastic 4 AND Captain America. Now, Ben Affleck will stress us out by portraying Batman very soon. I’m okay with it as long as he doesn’t come packed in with another Evanescence song like he did in Daredevil.

WHY?

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