Umm, this is NOT what we were expecting from TLC.
Check out the official statement (below)!
[Image via TLC.]
A lot of people don't seem very happy that Ben Affleck will be the next Batman.
But we happen to think it's some inspired, well thought-out casting!
Here are seven reasons we think Ben will make a darn good Dark Knight:
1. The Body
Just look at those abs! The man works out, which helps when people are supposed to believe you are jumping from rooftop to rooftop and punching bad guys.
2. The Brain
Ben is an Oscar-winning screenwriter, not to mention an acclaimed director. He is wicked smart, just like Batman, the World's Greatest Detective.
3. The Tux
Ben looks fantastic in a tuxedo, a must for the man who has to spend half the movie as billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne.
Ben's Argo producing partner played the Dark Knight in what is generally considered to be the worst movie ever Batman & Robin, and can probably tell Ben what pitfalls to avoid.
5. Practice Makes Perfect
Ben has already played a superhero once, giving him the chance to train in martial arts, wire work, and dual personas. People may not have fond memories of Daredevil, but we learn the most from our mistakes, right?
6. Kevin Smith
Ben has known Kevin for years. The comedy director, who has a podcast devoted to the Batman and even wrote an arc of the comic book, could be Ben's secret weapon.
7. BECAUSE The Internet Seems To Hate It
People always root for Batman, but remember this is Superman VS Batman! If people go in rooting for Superman, it will give Ben a chance to win everyone over.