Okay, you knew this was coming. I’m too much of a nerd and geek not to talk about this film even though it’s not coming out FOR ALMOST ANOTHER TWO YEARS. Goddammit.
Anyhow, after Ben Affleck was announced as Batman, the Internet erupted into one big collective, “Fuck this.” Which is pretty typical even before the Internet. When Michael Keaton was cast as Batman in Burton’s 1989 version of the Caped Crusader, Warner Brother received numerous angry letters. Then the film came out, made bonkers at the box office and even to this day, many consider Keaton the best to have worn the cape.
Personally, I think the dude’s gonna be awesome. He’s a stellar actor, even better director, but just take a look at this picture Warner Brothers released:
Seriously, how cool does that look? AND HOW DO YOU GET A CHIN LIKE THAT? Look at that chin. My god. My pants are my feet as we speak. I kid. Sorta.
And to make it even better, check out this released image of Wonder Woman. To primer, again, Gal Gadot, playing her, also received a negative reaction after Warner Brothers cast her. Mostly because she didn’t “look the part.” Some because people worry if she has the acting chops, which is a fair concern.
She looks terrific to me. It’s just one picture, so it’s not much to go on, but I think her costume looks bad-ass. More than enough to hold her own against studs like Cavill and Affleck.
At San Diego Comic Con, basically the biggest nerd gathering to show off upcoming projects, existing projects and so on, Warner Brothers released a teaser for the film. And only for those fans. Those lucky bastards. I did see the footage (and it’s subsequently been taken down) and I had the proverbial goosebumps. Let me lay it out:
It’s dark, some drums are going, Batman’s standing there in his armored suit with glowing eyes and his Bat symbol projecting into the darkness. From the sky, Superman with his red eyes beaming floats down into the spotlight. And they stare each down. AND I HAVE GOOSEBUMPS AGAIN.
From the clip I watched, the crowd seemed to roar and go “bananas” over it, too. Rightfully so.
2016 can’t get here soon enough. Fuck me.