My twitstream ;) was ablaze with the news that Ben Affleck is going to be the next Batman. I have to say that it was predominantly negative. My reaction? Ambivalence.
Don't get me wrong. I LOOVE Batman (with Catwoman but that might be another post) and I thought Bale did a really good job after the disaster of previous Batman movies. In fact, I remembered my love for Batman with Bale. (Not really hard since Bale is rather hawt and my last Batman boyfriend was the cartoon version - Don't judge, he was drawn hot and Kevin Conroy gave him life.)
So what do I think of Batfleck? Meh. I like Affleck, but I like him more as a director now, unless he's working with Kevin Smith. Overall, I think he'll do the same job as Anne Hathaway did with Selina Kyle (which is to say, not horrible - really, don't ask me how I felt when she was cast, I was cranky for days, weeks even! Suffice to say she was not my Selina Kyle).
But my biggest reaction? Wow, this is the first time I'm going to be rooting for Superman. Let's face it. Affleck vs Cavill? Game over, man!
So who do I think would have made a better match for Cavill? (Besides Bale) Here's a few options:
Now, I have to confess that C.C. is a friend so I'm always going to pimp out
her stories, but I feel like The Switch is my step-child because I was there at the
very beginning and have always liked it. But even if she's my beastie :) I will unabashedly
confess that this story has some of the best sex scenes I've ever read.
So much so that I'll give it 5 "I'll be in my bunks" :)