Man of Steel sequel, Batman re-casted

By now you probably all know that Bruce Wayne/Batman has been re-casted for the upcoming Christopher Nolan produced and Zac Synder directed Man of Steel sequel Superman Versus Batman/Batman Versus Superman. Synder/Nolan has chosen American actor Ben Affleck to replace Christian Bale in the iconic role of our beloved Cape Crusader.

I’m not too pleased to hear about this news. I am not the biggest fan of his in dramatic roles. I have tried to warm up to his acting. Don’t get me wrong, Ben is a great emerging filmmaker and director. Albeit the historical inaccuracies of the Academy Award winner Argo. I have enjoyed him in Kevin Smith’s View Askewverse films, especially in Chasing Amy.

I will still see the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel to see where they take it. We’ll have to see. I am not happy with the sequel’s production moving to Toronto. Wished it would have stayed here in Vancouver.

These are the following three people that I would have loved to see play Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Josh Holloway

The LOST alum could play a great Batman in a slightly more laid back film. Upon further reflection I don’t know if he’d make a great fit for Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Jim Caviezel 

Or however you spell his last name. If you are a fan of Person of Interest, you will probably say to yourself more than a couple of times that this guy was born to play Batman. He’s pretty badass as John. Make it happen, Twentieth Century Fox Studios!

Christian Bale

An awesome idea? Yeah, pull that guy from his toes out of the house if you have to. I have warmed up to him being Batman after the Dark Knight Trilogy and I really don’t want to see the role go to a guy like Ben Affleck.

And for Alfred if he makes an appearance?

Cast Sir Stew (Patrick Stewart). Just make it fucking so!


Anth’s Oscar Predictions

I haven’t been writing a lot lately so I thought I’d make some predictions for the 85th Academy Awards that are being held this Sunday evening. I don’t watch them since I can’t stand award shows but I do particularly care about this one in particular.

Please note, * denotes if I haven’t seen the film

Best Director – Ang Lee, Life of Pi * 

Best Animated Feature – Wreck-It Ralph

Best Costume Design – Les Miserables *

Best Visual Effects – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Make Up & Hairstyling – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Film Editing – Lincoln *

Best Cinematography – Skyfall

Best Production Design – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Sound Mixing – Skyfall

Best Sound Editing – Zero Dark Thirty *

Best Original Song – Skyfall by Adele for Skyfall

Best Original Score – Life of Pi

Best Writing — Adapted Screenplay – Silver Linings Playbook *

Best Writing — Original Screenplay – Flight *

Best Supporting Actress – Sally Field, Lincoln *

Best Supporting Actor – Alan Arkin, Argo

Best Actress – Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty *

Best Actor – Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables *

And now ladies and gentlemen… Anth predicts for Best Picture . . . 



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