Alright I know everyone out there in Comicland is very upset about the new Batman choice. In fact, I’ve heard that people are petitioning for WB to re-cast the billionaire/vigilante. I must ask, WHY? Why get so upset at something that you can’t entirely control? Don’t start with the: “the people have a voice and the people will be heard” nonsense, because I know it’s true I mean look at the XBox One. Yes, they’re listening to the people and changing their policies to please people but they’re not removing the entire machine and switching it out for a completely different one.
Now if you’re still reading, you’ll be surprised to see that I am not against this. I’m not for it either. Affleck will do with Bruce what he will, and even though I am upset as a Marvel fan who got burned after watching DareDevil (x_x), I have actually seen him grow as an actor/director (like in the award-winning film ARGO) and I am looking forward to seeing how he handles the role.
Stephen Amell (Arrow) himself said it best — as seen on his Facebook:
Now I’m not sure about the whole Twilight reboot, Stephen, but I wholeheartedly agree. I have grown up a huge Marvel fan and taken a dose of DC here and there. I missed the Smallville bandwagon when it was running but have enjoyed what I’d seen so far. Now, Arrow, I have seen Season One. At first I was not sure how I felt about it…After two episodes, I was hooked. This gentleman, Stephen Amell was not known to me until this role. I was skeptical because it was CW, even though they surprised me with The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and if we wanna go old school, WB originally housed one of my favorite shows, Charmed. But back to my point, Arrow has been done well. I loved Brosnan as Bond, and lost him to Craig and watching those films I fell in love with his version of Bond all the same.
The bottom line is, kill the chatter. Give up on the franchise, do what you will but the show will go on. As much as we want to be heard and as much as we would like to do our own fantasy castings for a few of our favorite things, we can’t change what Hollywood has in store.
Now I have a lot more to say on the issue but that’s my two cents for now. Keep your eyes peeled for more.