The night the announcement was made, my husband came into the bedroom to wake me up and break the news: Ben Affleck as the new Batman. You can read the article here – Ben Affleck Is the New Batman. My response, “He’s too old.” Then, I went back to sleep.
In my old age of 25, I value my sleep. Why my husband was up browsing the web so late, I have no idea. Why he woke me up to break the news, I have no idea. (Well, it’s because he knows how much I love Batman!) If Chris expected a reasonable response from me, he wasn’t getting it.
I woke up the next morning asking, “Is it true? Is Affleck the new Batman?” I thought I may have dreamed the entire conversation. Facebook and Twitter blew up that day and there was no mistaking it, Ben Affleck will be Batman.
If any of you read my predictions of the new Batman post, here, you are well aware that Affleck was NOT my choice. Upon news being confirmed, of course I was not excited. I was telling the truth when I said in my sleepy confusion that Ben is a little bit old. He’s not extraordinarily handsome like Bruce Wayne. His wimpy muscles won’t fit into the Bat suit. He doesn’t measure up to Christian Bale, or Adam West, or Val Kilmer.
The more I thought about it, though, the more I could see where Affleck might make an okay Batman. As hard as that is to admit…
Reasons why Affleck could probably pull off the Dark Knight character:
#1. He’s got a comic book character shaped face.
As Bruce Wayne, this is perfect for wooing the ladies.
#5. He can grow shaggy hair.
#6. He can drink enough protein powder to grow Bat muscles.