I forgot to post this the other week! While dressed as the Riddler, I encountered several other Bat-people and asked them for a picture! From right-to-left, we have:
Asked by imanactor
Well of course I do! I major in Batman with a minor in Superman, though, so be aware that there’s going to be some bias in that direction here!
Can it be because of our headcanon that Bruce steals shit from Clark and gives it to him as birthday/christmas gifts just to prove that he can do it? Because I could see Clark starting a fight over that. Also I just really want to see it.
OH MY GOD I FORGOT ABOUT THAT.
"Happy birthday, Clark."
"Thank you, Bruce!! You shouldn’t have!"
"I did, though."
"You wrapped it in lead foil?"
"So you couldn’t peek inside before unwrapping it."
"Okay then, here we go…. Bruce, again?”
"It’s your cell phone."
"It was, I lost it three months ago, or so I thought.”
"I had to take it earlier, if it disappeared close to your birthday, you’d know it was me."
"Bruce, I bought a new one to replace it."
"Open the card."
"Is this… a receipt?"
"For your new phone. Stole it from your filing cabinet. The cost of the phone is in the envelope. Happy birthday!"
Just you watch. When Ben Affleck is done as Batman and they inevitably restart the franchise again, the people being dicks about him being cast now are going to use his performance as a reason to hate the new guy.
Just like people who hated Matt Smith when he was cast suddenly had a change of heart on his performance just in time to hate Peter Capaldi, and just like how before that, people who initially referred to David Tennant as a “weasel” who was “only there to bring in the fangirls” suddenly started referring to him as “the definitive doctor” within hours of Matt Smith’s casting.
Or like how people who talked nothing but shit on Pierce Brosnan were suddenly enamored with his Bond when Daniel Craig was cast, and I’m sure their favorite 007 will become Daniel Craig when he’s inevitably replaced.
Ooh, or remember when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker and everybody hated him because there was no way he could ever fill the shoes of Jack Nicholson? Ooh, or how when Jack Nicholson took the role, people were disappointed that a prolific actor like him would take a role in a “silly comic book movie,”
Hell, when Christian Bale was cast as Batman, people started talking shit on him because they suddenly loved George Clooney’s performance, and Clooney was terrible in that movie. This same shit happened when he took over the role from Val Kilmer, and when Val Kilmer took over the role from Michael Keaton, and if my dad is to be believed, when Michael Keaton took over the role from Adam West.
This weird “hate the new guy” cycle is a really terrible phenomena. It’s like how people hated “The Batman” because it wasn’t “Batman: The Animated Series” until “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” came out, then suddenly “The Batman” had staunch defenders. Then, they hated “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” until it was cancelled to make way for “Beware the Batman,” and now the hate on “Brave and the Bold” seems to have vanished to make way for comments about “Beware the Batman” and its CG-animation.
Honestly, I’m not saying that the World’s Finest movie will be all it’s hyped up to be. Although I like to believe he will be because I like him as an actor, I’m not even saying Affleck will necessarily be great in the role. Clooney wasn’t. Kilmer wasn’t.
The fact is that I don’t want to hear any of you whining in a few years when Affleck announces he’s leaving the role without acknowledging that you talked shit on him when he took the role. Because believe me, there’s people keeping track of which of you jumped on the last guy’s bandwagon as soon as you saw his successor rolling in.
Asked by sabrunsaberina
The movie “Dogma” is why I’m convinced he’s got the acting chops necessary to pull off the role, and the fact that he looks and acts the way I picture Bruce Wayne is why I’m happy with the idea.
He’s also apparently a pretty big comic book nerd, so I’m sure he’ll understand the character properly.