Joss Whedon Throws His Support Behind New Batman Ben Affleck
Though there is a sense of rivalry between the DC and Marvel movie universes (or at least jealously, which seems the only reason Warner Brothers was so desperate to make ‘Justice League‘), the people behind these films have no ill will towards their supposed competitors. ‘Avengers‘ director Joss Whedon — after a day where many disparaged the casting of Ben Affleck as the new Batman — has thrown his support behind the filmmaker-turned-crimefighter.
In a tweet, Whedon had this to say about Affleck:
Affleck’ll crush it. He’s got the chops, he’s got the chin — just needs the material. Affleck & Cavill toe to toe — I’m in.
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) August 24, 2013
As has been made evident today, fans are quick to judge any superhero casting announcements, and though there are plenty of vocal naysayers, it’s hard to say how big Batman’s role will be in the ‘Man of Steel‘ sequel/ Batman and Superman movie (which Warner Brothers currently has listed as ‘The Untitled Zack Snyder Super Hero Film’), or what Affleck’s take on the character and material will be at this early stage. Frankly, they haven’t even written the thing yet, or are just getting their ideas together, but Affleck’s been good before, and he knows that ‘Daredevil’ isn’t his best work.
‘The Untitled Zack Snyder Super Hero Film’ is set to hit theaters July 17, 2015.