Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Batman and Shadowman

DC looks to have a huge presentation ready for this year's San Diego Comic Con, and with Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad sizzle reels ready to go, it seem we will get our first real looks at Ben Affleck in action as the Dark Knight.  I am sure there will be some more surprises as well - maybe more word on casting for Green Lantern or Shazam.  I really hope we will get an Affleck-directed Batman solo film eventually - he seems to have the right feel for it.


Anonymous said...


These two would be a natural for a real-world intercompany crossover. Especially, if the Chief Bad Guy of the piece was the Obeah Man (or, a frighteningly identical successor, thereto).

As for Ben Affleck being an ideal choice to direct the next Bat-flick? I would not be surprised at the latter. Considering the great (and, in my permanent opinion, highly convincing) job he did as Daredevil!

Who knows? Maybe, someday, there'll be a cinematic crossover between the two! Affleck as Daredevil...and Chris Bale as the Batman.

Anonymous said...

I agree with my namesake. Which is why I now (re?)issue this request: how about a Spidey/X-O Manowar team-up?

AirDave said...

Is it wrong that I am MORE excited about Adam West and Burt Ward voicing a Batman '66 animated sequel than any of the live action stuff. I like Ben Affleck; I just remember Green Lantern, The Dark Knight Rises and The Man of Steel...

Anonymous said...

GREEN LANTERN I didn't mind so much. Chiefly, because Ryan Reynolds captured the smartass-ness of the 1990's comic book Hal Jordan with the same faithfulness he brought to his cinematic versions of Hannibal King and Deadpool! And, MAN OF STEEL, I found refreshing for its complete _absence_ of Lex Luthor (for once).

But, yes: an animated sequel to the Bat-series of the 1960's would be highly preferable to the needless ret-conning of Robin's origin in TDKR.

Support STF: The Lost Issues!