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First, like everyone else, I’ll admit to being shocked by the announcement.  Good job by those who know to keep it under wraps until it became official.

Now, let me preface my feelings by repeating some things I’ve said earlier in other places…

1. The movie is ‘Man of Steel 2’.

Whatever mild surprise I had about how quickly Warners is ‘rebooting’ Batman, this is still not his film (no matter how heavily they’re leaning that way in the marketing).  This is (now more than ever), the second Superman film that’s setting up the inevitable Justice League film so DC can try to cash in on the brilliant, decades in the making plan that Marvel has executed to perfection.  Along those lines…

2. This is not a continuation of the ‘Dark Knight Trilogy’.

I took my whole lifetime to this point, but I have my Batman (and my Alfred and my Commissioner Gordon and my Bane and my Joker).  I was never so naive as to think Warners was going to let the golden goose that is Batman just die off, so I made peace with that long ago.  I knew ‘Batman’ would be back someday, didn’t you?  Now on to the casting itself…

Was Affleck the first guy I had in mind when I thought about who they would recast as Bruce?  Nope.  But here’s the thing I haven’t heard enough people bring up yet: he’ll be ‘Batman’ but do we really know if he’s going to be playing ‘the Dark Knight’?  Do you know how many different versions of Batman there are?  Not saying Affleck isn’t capable of playing that version, but what if for the Justice League, they’re going for the version of Batman most of us knew as little kids (where Bruce’s background and ‘why he was Batman’ was explained in one sentence and not treated like a lifetime trauma?)  Ben might be perfect!

So wait and see, that’s all I’m saying.  It’s still a Boy Scout movie though, all I’m saying…

 

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I have a confession…

Even in my mind’s eye, when I made to this point where everything I wanted become more tangible and less hypothetical…I didn’t think I would be enjoying myself.

That’s the truth behind the joke of ‘the Batman’ and my militant phase.  I have never questioned my various talents or my ambition, but if you didn’t live through any of it with me, you just have no idea how much of an angry little kid I used to be.  And this is why my time as ‘the Dark Knight’ has come and gone.  It’s why I don’t wear a ‘mask’ anymore.

The first draft of today’s post was pretty much a damn book.  For the first time in years, I just wrote, and wrote, and wrote. I couldn’t stop writing.  I had so much to say, so many things that had been rolling through my mind.  So much excitement about what’s happening and what feels like it’s about to happen.  In short, I’ve had that ‘click’ where I feel everything in my life has fallen into its natural place.

If you know me at all though, you know even to have this space, I’m not putting any of my business or half my thoughts in the streets.  So I’ll keep this simple: let’s keep making each other laugh, let’s keep making love, let’s keep supporting each other’s dreams. Let’s enjoy this life.

M