When Ben Affleck was cast as the new Batman in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice the Internet went balls to the walls bananas. There was virtual pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth that almost jumped right off the computer screen. Funny thing is, rather than being excited that their dad is going to be the frackin’ Batman, Ben Affleck’s kids couldn’t care less.
Affleck did The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon the other night to promote his new film Gone Girl and of course the conversation turned to Batman. Affleck must be used to it by now because it’s going to happen for the next two years. No matter what the news of the day is about Affleck he’s going to get questions like these:
Congratulations on curing cancer, so can you do the Batman voice for us?
Ben, your house just burned down, will Batman get a sidekick?
Congratulations on your Best Actor Oscar for Gone Girl, Now I’ve got some batman questions…
You’d think that his kids might be excited that their dad is going to be Batman, how could they not be? Well, Affleck says:
If I was doing the sequel to Frozen, I would be a hero. But my two older daughters could give a sh*t about Batman. They love Frozen.
I’m just gonna say it, Child Services needs to visit the Affleck household because something is really wrong with the way he’s raising those kids! Not excited about Batman? I’m not even mad about all that Frozen love, hell, everyone loves that movie, but the lack of Batman love is perplexing.
Here’s the video:
I’m leaning more toward the “Affleck is gonna kill it” side of the fence these days. I’m more worried about what Snyder is going to do with Affleck and Henry Cavill‘s performances after the film moves to editing and post production.
Affleck recently appeared on Live! With Kelly and Michael while doing Gone Girl press promotion. Strahan asked Affleck if he would be taking the Batsuit home after filming to wear for birthday parties. Affleck told them:
I think I’m gonna get a lot of birthday party requests when this comes out. So I asked them, ‘What about maybe taking the suit home at the end of the thing?’
And they’re like, ‘For $100,000 you can.’ I was like, ‘Maybe I’ll just take a picture.’
Dammit Ben, you can afford it, get the suit! Be like Ben from Parks and Rec and Treat Yourself!