Ben Affleck Cast as Batman AND Superman In Upcoming Flick!

Ben AwardWhile the movie world was still abuzz with the news that Ben Affleck had been cast as the new Batman in the upcoming Batman and Superman flick, Warner Bros. made another stunning announcement today that turned Hollywood upside down…

They’ve decided to cast the Oscar winner as Superman as well!

That’s right, Modern Philosophers, Ben Affleck will be playing both Batman and Superman in the yet untitled movie that is now sure to be wicked awesome!

This Modern Philosopher flew out to the Land of Beautiful People to get the scoop firsthand.

“After we watched Daredevil again, we realized that it wasn’t the horrible flop so many people thought it to be,” one high level Warner Bros. exec told this Modern Philosopher.  “We all agreed that Ben did an amazing job, but red simply wasn’t his color.  Then we thought of him in all those black tuxes he wore during Awards Season, and we were convinced that he would look amazing in the Batman gear.”

Ben DaredevilYes, Modern Philosophers, this is how decisions get made in Hollywood.  Ben Affleck looks good in a tux, tuxedos are black, Batman’s costume is black, therefore, Ben Affleck would make a perfect Batman.

But why did they decide to give him the role of The Man of Steel as well?  “The budget was already astronomically out of control, and we figured if Ben played both parts, we could save some money.”

That actually makes sense.

The plot of this upcoming, Ben Affleck double headliner is still a big secret, but my source at the studio was willing to leak me some details because he knew that I was a screenwriter and wanted my input.  “Now that Ben has been cast, the movie will definitely be set in Boston.  That’s a no brainer.  What we’re tossing around is a complex plot that has Batman and Superman working to stop an evil math genius from working with the Boston Mob to rob a bunch of banks and Gillette Stadium.”

batman logoHmmm…sounds vaguely familiar, but Hollywood is all about recycling what has worked in the past and serving it up again along with some 3D glasses, a large popcorn, and a soda the size of a an infant’s torso.

Surely Ben Affleck isn’t going to be the only actor in the movie?  “Oh, if we thought we could pull that off, we’d give it a shot,” my studio insider told me.  “We considered letting him direct, but after he couldn’t even get nominated for his work on Argo, we realized he might not have what it takes to helm a complex, big budget, Summer Superhero flick.”

Ben Chasy AmyMy guy didn’t want to give up any other casting info, but I finally managed to pull one golden nugget out of him.  There’s a very good chance that Jason Lee, who played Affleck’s nemesis in Mallrats and his sidekick in Chasing Amy, will be cast as Robin.

As a huge Kevin Smith fan, I am totally down with that idea.

Speaking of Kevin Smith, what did he think of his old buddy getting cast as arguably the two biggest icons in Superhero History?  “It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy,” Smith told me via Skype.  “He’s been riding my coattails for a while, so it’s nice to see him trying to make a name for himself.  And if that #$%^ doesn’t get me a part in this flick, I will make sure certain pictures from the Mallrats wrap party are made public!”

So what do you think of the news, Modern Philosophers?  Does the actor who played the creator of Bluntman & Chronic in Chasing Amy deserve to be cast as both Batman and Superman?  Wouldn’t you much rather see him in a Chasing Amy sequel?  What ever happened to that cute actress who played Elektra opposite Affleck in Daredevil?


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Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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27 Responses to Ben Affleck Cast as Batman AND Superman In Upcoming Flick!

  1. It’s weird because you make movie people sound so dumb.

  2. iamfunny2 says:

    I wonder if Matt Damon will be playing Lois Lane. Him and Ben work well together on screen.

  3. jaklumen says:

    That cute actress who played Elektra is his wife, of course.

    Anyways, ugh. I really liked Daredevil (and I have yet to see the better regarded director’s cut of it), but… no, just no. I can understand Christian Bale being famous enough now that he wants “better” material, but… ugh. Batman in the movies has already got a checkered enough past, IMHO. My prediction is he’ll go like George Clooney: VERY believable as Bruce Wayne, but horridly cheesy as Batman.

    I’m assuming you’re pulling our leg about the Superman role, just because he’ll be Batman in a Man of Steel sequel.

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  5. Drops of Ink says:

    I don’t know what the big deal about Ben playing Batman is anyway.. they were talking about making a major superhero gay in the future, so what if they jumped the gun a little bit. 😀

    • Austin says:

      I’ve always been mad at Ben since he married the woman who was supposed to be my future wife. Sydney Bristow and I were destined to be together…

  6. Drops of Ink says:

    You do know that is her Alias right? Her real name is Elektra..

  7. This makes absolutely no sense but….the awful voice of the Aflac duck on the insurance commercials has always annoyed me.. What’s that have to do with Ben Affleck?
    Well…when I first saw Ben on-screen and then heard that his last name was Affleck, I immediately associated his face with the sound of that obnoxious duck. Now, there is nothing I can do to change that sound image in my mind.
    Batman? No.

    • Austin says:

      Luckily, Batman doesn’t say much. Of course, Bruce Wayne does a lot of talking. Since they’re setting this one in Boston, we’ll probably be subjected to his damn Boston accent. Yikes!

  8. ksbeth says:

    it wd be like a bad eddie murphy movie, with him playing 27 different roles

  9. drishism says:

    Ben Affleck as Superman, and Ben Affleck as Batman. Meh…

    But if they get Jennifer Lawrence to play Lois Lane, and play Catwoman, and play Wonder Woman… then I’ll go see this movie.

  10. Brian says:

    Kevin Smith saw this coming. Perhaps you remember this deleted scene from Mallrats:

    Brodie: Ladies and gentlemen, this tall drink of water headed my way is a pillar of the shopping community who informed me earlier today of a nefarious plan of his to screw my girlfriend in an extremely uncomfortable place.
    Gil Hicks: What… like the back of the Batmobile?

    • Austin says:

      I’d shake your hand for that one, but I don’t know where it’s been… 😉 Always a bonus to have a Kevin Smith reference on my blog. Thank you! Snoochie Boochies!

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