This morning my daily routine was running a little late. Then I was early. Having previously been fully prepared to grab a pot of yoghurt to eat at my desk, I had a little bit of time for a bowl of Weetabix and glass of orange juice.
Switched on the TV to watch BBC Breakfast, it’s just habit, I know it’s mostly drivel. In between the news about John Lewis employees not being paid over time and something else the presenter announced that there would be two leading men in the next Superman film.
First I thought, what the fuck. You’re wrong, there’s not been talk of another standalone Supes film yet. Then I listened more and realised she was talking about the upcoming Superman and Batman film. Then the bomb went off.
BEN AFFLECK IS THE NEXT BATMAN.
First instinct – check the Internet. I do not trust BBC Breakfast news with what’s considered actual news, let alone film news. The Internet told me it was true!
Honestly, I thought this project was just going to be announced, talked about any then forgotten. But this news makes me think otherwise.
Not entirely sure how I feel about Affleck as the next Bruce Wayne. He’s definitely no Christian Bale. But that’s not a bad thing. Huh. Affleck is actually OLDER than Bale! He can do the dark and broody, which he was pretty good at in Argo. He’s matured very well over the years.
Who knows how this will all turn out. The casting of Affleck has actually got me a little bit more interested in this project. Should I be admitting that? All they need to get me totally interested is announcing Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor.