Alright, look, I get it. He’s not your first (or even twentieth) choice. He’s not mine either. There are other choices, yes. It’s a little disappointing/underwhelming. Yes. I agree. I get it.
We’ve been here before. Remember, not even that many years ago, when Ben Afflek was first cast for BvS? You know, that guy who A LOT of people declared to “best Batman ever!” after seeing BvS (yes, I know there was also criticism too, but it was more focused on Synder’s directing of the character than Afflek’s actual acting)? Remember how people reacted when news of his casting first broke?
Hate. Rage. Angry firestorms of vitriol all over YouTube and Twitter and Facebook, and even a FREAKING PETITION, sent to the President, demanding that it be made illegal for Ben Afflek to play Batman FOR THE NEXT 200 YEARS!!!
(No. Really. That was a thing. Google it)
And then the actual movie came out…and it was FINE. Criticism against the movie aside, he didn’t ruin the character forever. He didn’t destroy all future Batman films. And the majority of the people who the most angry about the casting, immediately turned around to, again, declare him “greatest Batman ever!”
So, please. Can we NOT do this again? He’s not your first choice. He’s not my first choice either. I get it. But we’ve been here before, and it was FINE. Matt Reeves is a great filmmaker. Let’s trust that he knows what he’s doing, and wait for the movie to come out. Or at least wait until the first trailer?