Man of Steel 2, also known as Batman Vs. Superman, is gearing up to be one of the biggest box office draws in history, despite a 2015 release slate that is already heavy with sequels to Star Wars and The Avengers. The announcement at Comic-Con was heard around the world, and as soon as we knew Batman was going to be fighting Superman, fan speculation hit an all-time high. No one bothered to mention Ben Affleck's name in the mix, but when we found out he was going to don the cowl for a beef with Henry Cavill, things on the Internet got pretty heated.
/online-petitions-are-launched-against-ben-affleck-playing-batman-in-man-of-steel-2/Online petitions were launched against the actor to get him out of the role. Christopher Nolan fans cried the loudest. This was an injustice against the fanboy nation! But other's weren't as sickened by the idea. In fact, some of us liked it. Joss Whedon was quick to /joss-whedon-shows-his-support-for-ben-affleck-as-batman/show his support. /ben-affleck-as-batman-why-hes-the-perfect-dark-knight/We chimed in with our own laundry list of reasons why he might be right for the role. Director Zack Snyder and writer David S. Goyer seemed to be thinking outside the box, and it was refreshing. Now, Youtube user SolyentBrak1 has edited together a fun fan-made trailer for Man of Steel 2, which might be the strongest argument yet for why this just might work.
The trailer in question features Ben Affleck as Batman and Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor in clips culled from their vast catalogue of work to give us a taste of what the future might look like when this highly anticipated movie hits in 2013. It shows us the potential for conflict and drama, providing that if the story is done right, this might turn out to be one of the greatest superhero movies of all time.
In other Batman Vs. Superman news, Screen Junkies made their way to a Boston Red Sox game to find out what folks in Ben Affleck's hometown had to say about this casting announcement heard around the world. This would seem to be the actor's core audience, but they mostly seemed unenthusiastic about the choice.