Patrick Leahy ‘Batty’ for Ben Affleck
The Internet continues battling it out over whether Ben Affleck is “daredevil” enough to successfully play Bruce Wayne in the Superman-Batman team up Warner Bros. has slotted for release in 2015. But “Dark Knight” alumnus Patrick J. Leahy has endorsed the Beantown native.
Ben’s a great pick for #Batman & a New Englander to boot. I guess that means I’m out of the running…
— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) August 23, 2013
The Vermont Democrat and ardent comic book fan praised Affleck as a solid pick to play the brooding billionaire cum cowl-donning vigilante. Given that he worked with the late, great Heath Ledger, we’re willing to trust Leahy’s judgment — for now.
Cinephiles, on the other hand, are being far less charitable toward Affleck, lumping him in with other fatally flawed, comic book hero-casting decisions. For example:
To be fair, the Oscar-winning director is man enough to mock his own less-than stellar performances.