Did the DC Movie Machine Just Destroy Batman, Too?

Fans may be overreacting to the news that Time Warner (NYSE: TWX  ) has hired actor Ben Affleck to play Batman in the next big DC movie, Fool contributor Tim Beyers argues in the following video.

Due in theaters in July 2015, there's plenty riding on director Zack Snyder's untitled Man of Steel sequel. Not only will it mark the first time Batman and Superman have appeared together on the big screen, but it's also an ambitious attempt at creating a wider DC movie universe akin to what Marvel and Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) already have in the Avengers franchise.

How ambitious? Warner has parted ways with Legendary Pictures, which means each new DC movie will be 100% funded in-house, making successes more rewarding and failures more painful.

Predicting how well Man of Steel 2 will do is impossible at this point. But just as fans were divided by Snyder's interpretation of the Superman mythos, many are taking to the Web to voice concern over Warner's choice to have Affleck play Batman.

They remember Daredevil, a 2003 stinker from 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX  ) that displeased fans despite a decent run at the box office. (The rights to that character have since returned to Marvel and Disney.)

For its part, Warner's press release says Affleck has the acting chops to play a "seasoned crime fighter" who's older and more experienced than Superman. The message? Even if Snyder pursues a different take on the character, it won't be a pure reboot of the Batman franchise. That won't be enough for fans who distrust Affleck. But as both a fan and an investor, Tim says he's willing to suspend disbelief.

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  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 4:13 PM, mkbat wrote:

    Ben he should feel bad for not letting new actors get a chance when he already played dare devil. Scott Adkins would of been a very good choice to play Batman.Scott Adkins is Batman PERIOD! And don't give me he cant act crap.

    Whoever says that go watch batman and robin with A class Actors. Scott

    moves like batman fights like batman and looks like Bruce Wayne. Scott

    should of been the new batman. I am tired of seeing known actors

    getting these parts. I want a new fresh actor to play batman. And I

    choose Scott Adkins. Don't believe me go to Scott Adkins For Batman -

    MAN OF STEEL 2/WORLD'S FINEST paste that in YouTube search bar.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 4:28 PM, flexnfx1 wrote:

    Ben Affleck is not the Batman we deserve!

    http://affleckisnotbatman.blogspot.com/

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 4:50 PM, mackinac3155 wrote:

    Can't picture Ben Affleck as batman. Sorry... Disappointed

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 4:50 PM, billn1 wrote:

    Ben is the wrong choice for batman. the new superman movie was a let down. i hope these companies dont ruin these great movie brands. if you want both movies to be great then make them rated R. make the dark and creepy like the dark knight. no one like disney crap. look what disney done to the lone ranger with johnny depp. that should have been a great hit.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 4:56 PM, Voxx234 wrote:

    Ben is the Perfect choice for Batman.

    If you though the latest Superman movie was a let down, then you haven't seen all the other Superman movies.

    As for someone's statement that Scott Adkins would be better, It must of be Scott himself or someone trying to be funny and failing.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 4:56 PM, jokaran wrote:

    How could you even consider Ben Affleck??????

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 4:57 PM, govtisscum wrote:

    Hollywood has been screwing things up for several years now. Very few, if any, top notch movies being turned out. Yet the theatres want you to pay upwards of $15.00 to see their trash.

    Christian Bale was probably "the" best batman. Ben Afleck? Are you kidding?

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 5:02 PM, RandyFrehley wrote:

    I honestly am on the fence with the decision of Ben Affleck as the newest Batman. I have read comics for 20 plus years and cringe at most movie adaptations (Daredevil anyone?). The only thing I can say is many had the same reaction with Michael Keaton cast as Batman, and he did a pretty good job. Maybe we will all be pleasantly surprised!

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 5:04 PM, coachwsm wrote:

    I am not a fan at all of Ben Afleck. I did not go to the theater to see him play as the Daredevil. And if I did see him act it was in a movie I was interested in watching like Good Will Hunting. I'm sorry, but I think Warner made a huge mistake selecting this guy to play as Batman. I wanted to see the movie, but I changed my mind.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 5:07 PM, 7Thunders wrote:

    Yes, it's an outrage. JUST LIKE how fans were outraged over Michael Keaton as Batman and over Heath Ledger as the Joker. That is, till the films and all of a sudden it was great. I think it's time to calm down

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 5:07 PM, libra13132002 wrote:

    The funniest thing about this whole thing is people begging for them to drop Affleck for Bale. When Bale was first cast all anyone could harp on was that he wasn't American, that he was totally wrong for the part and funniest of all they asked: Isn't there an American actor who could play the part (same things were later said about Henry Cavill, even funnier since Superman is an alien)? Now they hire an American actor and we get thins. The only thing funnier than this is people suggesting these obscure actors no one has ever, ever heard of for such an important role that's going to require experience. The whole things had me laughing at these people for days. :)

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 5:12 PM, TracyPeterson wrote:

    Don't get mad, get even by signing petition:

    http://www.change.org/petitions/warner-brothers-remove-ben-a...

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 5:26 PM, xx3Dsoulxx wrote:

    Every single time a movie comes out, whether it's a sequel or some kind of adaptation of a beloved character, or something we're anticipating (for example, JJ Abrams doing the next Star wars), everyone complains complains complains. Didn't JJ deliver on Star Trek into Darkness? Now suddenly he's a terrible choice for Star Wars?

    Argo, The Town, Goodwill Hunting, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, The Company men... Plus, has anyone seen, "Gone Baby Gone"? Gone Baby Gone was a fantastic movie, plain and simple (Ben directed it) What do you people want for goodness sakes? This dude's got all the hollywood skills needed to play this role. Additionally, Zach Snyder is the one directing. He will take care of business. I mean, if you saw Man of Steel or "300" and you liked these movies at all, then you should have some confidence that Zach will successfully incorporate Ben into this movie.

    Man of Steel was a pretty good movie but honestly, Henry Cavill's acting didn't exactly blow me away. The next Batman and Superman movie will make hundreds of millions. Let's just relax and be grateful that the darn movie is being made and stop over reacting.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 5:32 PM, Dee177 wrote:

    People need to get a grip. Bale outright refused to come back, so move on. Affleck isn't the worse choice, I thought Josh Brolin would have been good but it could be worse.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 5:32 PM, Speedracer69 wrote:

    Bye Ben......

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 5:33 PM, Dee177 wrote:

    Oh, and I do recall many Brokeback Joker remarks when Ledger was cast, and look how that turned out. I'm sure the studios are testing these guys out with the cast members etc, and see a lot the general public doesn't see. So calm down and see the movie, then you can judge.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 5:42 PM, spinod wrote:

    It's not hard to predict. People have been literally begging for this movie for over a decade. Even if it sucks, WB will be making absolute bank off it.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 5:56 PM, cnote82 wrote:

    LMAO at the guy saying Scott Adkins would be better. He has the look and the physicality, but there is one major problem...HE CANT ACT...AT ALL!!!

    You guys complain about Affleck but even if Ben isnt a great actor he is far far FAR superior to Adkins. There is a reason Adkins is only in action movies and roles that dont require much acting at all.

    And to all those claiming they will boycott the movie with Ben...complete bullpoo. Most of you will be there opening night or soon after. If you are so closed minded that are going to dismiss this before you know anything about the movie, you seriously have issues.

    Despite your claims, most of dont have a clue what you are talking about. If you dont like the casting...thats fine. No issue with that, but some of you are acting like you have the answers and the perfect casting choices when most of you are just wannabes that cant handle things that arent in line with your narrow minded line of thinking.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 5:59 PM, btc909 wrote:

    I don't think I can bring myself to a Redbox for MOS2.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 6:14 PM, ChuckT63 wrote:

    Yes, they will destroy Batman, it should have been Anson Mount. Scott Adkins could have looked the part, and had martial skills, but not the acting chops. Anson Mount would have won Academy Awards for his Batman.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 6:30 PM, MannyDude wrote:

    Ben Affleck is the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 6:42 PM, TheMrDeadman wrote:

    Ben should do fine. He'll be like the Michael Keaton Batman - Great Bruce Wanye - okay Batman. My problem with this Batman/Superman thing is Superman, as portrayed in Man of Steel, would crush Batman in under a second. Superman could tilt his head and snot rocket him into oblivion. Superman wouldn't do that though. He'd just stand there while Batman ineffectively attacked him over and over.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 6:52 PM, Josh555 wrote:

    Christian Bale IS "THE" BATMAN and I refuse to watch this movie even after it comes out on video. I do not like all the changing of actors. These super hero movies at least when it comes to Avengers and Thor have great actors and those actors just OWN the role. They have great chemistry on screen and Christian Bale is one of those greats who just OWNS the role and I don't care what Disney thinks or how much money they hope to save. These movies have huge demand because of the latest foundation built and if they make changes they could bring it all down and cause themselves lots of damage.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 7:31 PM, Starscream88 wrote:

    "Josh555" your a moron!!!! Disney has nothing to do with this project!!!!! Just goes to show how informed you are!!! Disney has the Marvel movies. Give Ben a chance people! Have you seen Argo and The Town which Ben directed and starred in? Great movies!!!! People protested Ledger as the Joker and we all see how that came out. All you so called boycotters know you will be there opening weekend so SHUT UP!!!!!!!

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 7:33 PM, Starscream88 wrote:

    Scott Adkins? Who??? Wasn't that the dude in Expendables 2 to who barely if any had any speaking lines? There's a reason for that! Give Ben a chance you tools!!!!!!

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 7:49 PM, chimei01 wrote:

    I agree that ben will likely be just fine...and to claim that there is only one actor that OWNS a role is complete poppycock. that's like saying that only one writer or artist OWNS the comic books...bullsh*t. look at how much Batman has changed over the years...get a life people.

    and for those that think that they can make better casting and directorial choices, scrounge together your gazillion dollars to buy the rights, and then another $200,000,000 and finance your own film. until then, see it or don't...but get some maturity and stop bitching

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 8:08 PM, glibbock wrote:

    he'd be more suited as a fake batman, like the dude wearing hockey pads in TDK that the joker kidnapped and killed.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 9:24 PM, dennis21dd wrote:

    i didn't know batman could be played with a boston accent

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 9:24 PM, SenecaRobinson wrote:

    Scott Adkins is the better choice.Good looking, has martial art skills,and not a A list celebrity.U dnt need a list celebrity to play batman.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 9:29 PM, Batman2015 wrote:

    I am honored to have Ben play me in the upcoming flick. Like my alter ego, Bruce Wayne, he is charming (have you seen his wife?) and also like me, he went through an incredibly dark period in his life. All of you complaining about this need to stop. You are not being let down, but I am getting incredibly annoyed with you!

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 9:36 PM, DList1 wrote:

    "fans may be overreacting "...Really? So isn't this just a matter of opinion and who is to say it's overreacting? This is the problem.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 9:39 PM, jimenzo wrote:

    it's funny to read all these comments about how Ben Affleck is the wrong actor to play batman when they should've got some dude name scott adkins well people need to do there research befor posting any comments #1 he's british witch is noting wrong with that but people were complaining that Christian Bale and Henry Cavill can not play batman or superman because there british #2 this scott adkins guy played Deadpool for the fight scenes against wolverine in X-men: origins wolverine #3 people were complaining when Michael Keaton a comedian got cast as batman and tim burton as the director and jack Nicholson as the joker #4 there not going to make the same mistake they did when they cast val kilmer for batman forever and George Clooney for batman and robin and Joel Schumacher as the director of both witch were like campy cartoon like movies #5 people got mad when Heath Ledger was cast as the joker everybody thought that jack Nicholson was the better joker until Ledger nailed and won a Oscar for it so people need to comedown and wait until the movie comes out then judge for your self

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 9:51 PM, bugmenot wrote:

    Anybody remember Batman & Robin? If you want to talk about seasoned and matured, George Clooney played that part. He was a A-list and Golden Globe winner, too. Yet, Batman & Robin blow chunks. Ben Affleck will be the George Clooney's Batman.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 10:15 PM, erlese wrote:

    perhaps This is hollywood you dont understand " some producers are not looking for anything logial like money. they cant be bullied, reasoned, or negioted with. Some producers, just want to watch the World of Batman burn" LOL ---- ;)

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 10:20 PM, Nitricity18 wrote:

    Hey now! Get off my actor! Ben Affleck is awesome! Have some dang faith. Who honestly thought pedophile-like, raspy voiced, Christian Bale Batman would work? Or Robert Downey Jr would sober up enough to do an AMAZING Iron Man or Betelgeuse is Batman of Garfield as Spiderman?. Plus Everyone jumped on board for Bale as Batman but I had to suck it up while Ella Enchanted screwed up MY Catwoman? Get real people. If I can sit through Hathaway as catwoman than you can sit through this. Plus I don't even like Batman as a character or Hero, but I do like Affleck. At least this way I'll like Batman because the Affleck effect would work for me enough to even like Batman.

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 11:11 PM, jdwoodlane34 wrote:

    I don't have the money to be an investor, but if did, I'd consider this a good, but TEMPORARY investment. Reap the rewards of the throngs of fans that will line up for Batman Vs. Superman just to see whether they'll be vindicated in their outrage, then get out. Before seeing and reading this, I didn't know that Warner had parted ways with Legendary. Apparently, they had a 7 year contract and it was just... up. What I'm wondering is that since Legendary is basically the invention of Thomas Tull, a producer on MAN OF STEEL as well as the last 3 Batman movies, I think, why wasn't the contract renewed? I don't think it's any secret that Warner Brothers has shot itself in the foot in its hasty and overly-ambitious attempts to compete with Marvel, beginning with its constant promotion of a JUSTICE LEAGUE movie that has never been made and, at this rate, probably won't. Though I loved Nolan and Goyer's DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY, much of its success, I think, is owed to Nolan's direction and to his brother Jonah, who polished the scripts with Chris Nolan. Otherwise, Snyder isn't writing and Goyer's track record of quality superhero films is spotty, at best. The only reason Warner Brothers probably let them do MAN OF STEEL in the first place is that they were likely the only ones that could launch the production by late 2011 or 2012 to avoid the film rights reverting to the Siegel and Shuster estates. Now, after Warners has likely met with and rejected everyone else, including some big crossover names in the comic book world like Mark Millar, I wouldn't be surprised if nobody else wants to work with them and they're just letting Snyder and Goyer do whatever they want so long as Nolan's name can be on the poster as a producer and there's something to sell. The fact that The Dark Knight Trilogy was so successful, yet cannot be part of the alleged/current DC Universe timeline according to Nolan (and the ending of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES), makes it a liability because for better or worse, everyone is going to be comparing Warner superhero films to that trilogy... at least as long as Nolan's name is attached, as it seems like it will be indefinitely regardless of how little direct involvement Chris Nolan actually has. Even if Affleck's casting turns out to be surprisingly good, I just think it's one of several recent decisions made for all the wrong reasons. Batman's inclusion is probably just a reaction to MAN OF STEEL'S shortcomings and for them to already be in pre-production on a movie that, technically, didn't exist as-is before June - AND with a release date that is just under 2 years away - is troublesome to me, especially being one of those fans that will be in line to see it!

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 11:53 PM, grievousgeorge wrote:

    Disney needs to leave MArvel alone NOW. In Nolan We Trust

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 11:53 PM, mikevance63 wrote:

    the problem that I have and film makers today just don't get it. when you get ben aflick you don't think batman in the movie, there should not be anything that takes away from batman, he is right for the part in voice and look

  • Report this Comment On August 25, 2013, at 11:56 PM, tslghtr wrote:

    This is what happens when a studio has control over intellectual properties

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 12:12 AM, saleem100 wrote:

    well it really excites me to see the studios working with the fans about ideas lol. but i feel like affleck would use too much emotion in his role. batman is a bold logical beast. u cant break him. affleck would be ok if he really put his mind to doing it like ledger but i feel like there needs to be a more aggressive rougher looking person such as joe mangiellino or maybe even tom cruise( he has alot of aggression in his dramatic roles like the last samurai). this movie is like a childhood dream come tru for alot of us raised in the 90's generation. so please u guys better murder it!

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 12:30 AM, DickDickler wrote:

    It appears that we're in the age of the stunted adolescent where nerdy little boy men obsess over their homoerotic love for buff fantasy figures from their childhood. If you really care who plays BatDork or SuperDink, you're one sad & pathetic little wiener with waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much unproductive time on your hands.

    It's time to grow up.

    Really.

    I know it's hard but Mom is old & she doesn't really want to change your diapers anymore my little superhero lovin' powder puff.

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 12:50 AM, judgeroper wrote:

    Loads of people said the same thing about Michael Keaton as well.....

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 12:51 AM, anrbfan wrote:

    What is with this 'Batman older than Superman' BS? Superman is older...having debuted in the June 1938 issue of Action Comics. Batman did not come along until May 1939 in Detective Comics.

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 12:53 AM, anrbfan wrote:

    Keaton pleased the fans well enough to pull in $600 million at the box office, in his first BM movie...but he, and the world wide advertising, cost the studio so much money that they still LOST money on it.

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 1:38 AM, mollytherealdeal wrote:

    I am a fan of comic books, superheroes, and fun summer movies. When news of a new Daredevil movie came out, I defended Ben Affleck against all the critics who said he would be terrible before the movie had come out, and said give him a chance. Affleck said that he too was a fan of comic books, superheroes, and fun summer movies.

    I was completely wrong. He was the worst part of that terrible movie. Even worse than the bad writing, the bad directing, was the bad acting of Ben Affleck. Daredevil was a superhero who intimidated criminals and could move like one of the top martial artists in the world. When Affleck threatened someone, I laughed at how unconvincing he sounded and he fought clumsily. One of the worst scenes when he fought against Elektra in a flirtatious way at a playground. The intention was to show how smooth he could move to impress her, and the audience, to show that he had the moves to defeat a group of men. He lacked any grace, and perhaps an elementary school bully at that playground could probably defeat him. That film earn a disappointing $100 million. The movie was so bad that Affleck felt compelled to apologize publicly and say that he was then precluded from playing any other superheroes in the near future.

    Now Warner Brothers cast this man who was involved in a string of disappointing movies and also financial flops. I believe Affleck wants to redeem himself. In a certain sense he has as a critically acclaimed director. If WB wanted to pay him to direct the Man of Steel or the Justice League movie, I would be willing trust him. Unfortunately, he has not shown he displays the strength of personality in roles to play a superhero who intimidates hardened criminals. He does not persuade me that he can play someone with the moves of one of the top martial artists in the world. Warner Brothers has made the unpleasantly surprising, and problematic choice. Fool me once, shame on Ben Affleck. Fool me twice, shame on me.

    I join the chorus of doubters that distrust Ben Affeck.

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 2:20 AM, adam1racing wrote:

    Wow! 1st off, when have we become such whiners about something that has not happened. I mean give the guy a chance, Ben Afflek may not have been my first choice either, but he has done some great movies, and some not so great. I think you all forget that daredevil was how many years ago. I am surehe has honed his craft since then. I believe he is going to surprise the heck out of everyone and do a magnificent job. Only reason everyone likes Mr Bale,

    is he is perfect for Bruce Wayne, a snobby billionare who looks down on everyone. You go Ben!!!

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 2:24 AM, HunterofWarrior7 wrote:

    I remember when Titanic cast Leonardo DiCappio as the lead in Titanic. I was disappointed and saddened. I refused to see the movie in theaters nor rent the movie until it happened to be on one of the movie channels and nothing else was on. It was a great movie. Ben deserves a chance. He just wrote and produced Argo. He's earned the chance.

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 3:47 AM, marbiguy wrote:

    How many people remember Ben played George Reeve's Superman in "Hollywoodland?" It was the story of Reeves death. Ben was hardly representative of George or the character he played on TV.

    Hopefully, his Batman presentation will be in line with previous Dark Knight films.

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 7:44 AM, mikecart1 wrote:

    Before people complain about a movie 2 years away, realize that the best actors given the worst scripts suck. The worst actors given the best scripts soar.

    Robert De Niro - Godsend

    vs.

    Adam Sandler - Drunk-Punch Love

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 9:15 AM, Taofactor wrote:

    First of all, I think Affleck would make a good Batman/Bruce Wayne, and that Christian Bale was Mediocre at best,.. and I have been collecting Batman Comics for 30 years, So I basically think there is a campaign to "Diss" Affleck, like a prior submitter said that there was a simular campaign to bad mouth Heath Ledger as the Joker, and he became the best Joker yet! so if Warner said Justin Timberlake would be the Batman, wonder what response would be made? hmmm,. So stop riding the bandwagon and let the Director make his movie

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 11:04 AM, robj11111 wrote:

    They should have picked Jason Bateman....

    I mean, he's got BATeMAN right in his name!

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 12:37 PM, getreal85 wrote:

    I love batman and comic book superheroes and animations and art and most thing related to graphic design and creative writing and acting. However I must say that anyone involved in the creation or signing of a petition against Ben Affleck portraying batman needs to get a clue! We live in a world where civilians are dying because of military use of nerve gas and martial law has taken over in Egypt and children in schools in this country are subjected to threats from gun fire. We should not be signing petitions against Ben Affleck! Please enjoy comics and movies and all the fun stuff but please don't take it too seriously as there is really serious stuff happening everywhere! GET REAL PEOPLE!!!

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 1:31 PM, brett1368 wrote:

    WB is certainly welcome to cast whomever they want as Batman. As a paying member of the audience, I don't have to pay to see an actor in a movie I don't want to see.

    Good luck with your choice WB.

    Personally, I won't be seeing MOS 2 in 2015.

    No big loss, there's other great movies to see in 2015 like Star Wars 7 and Avengers 2.

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 2:15 PM, Jimm2000 wrote:

    Ever notice that the best superhero movies star actors at the begining of their career. not unknown mind you but not someone that everyone knows. Bale, Reeves, Jane, even Keaton was not that big when Batman came out In some case (Robert Downey Jr.) not very big at the time. Any time they try to put a well known actor it ends up sucking. Kilmer, Clooney, Afleck, Norton, Reynolds. Afleck as Batman assures this will be another bomb.

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 4:41 PM, MidnightLost wrote:

    I remember seeing a lot of the same outrage when Micheal Keaton got cast to play Batman and he turned out to be one of the best Batmans in the franchise.

    So for that, I am going to reserve judgement until I actually see teasers of it.

  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2013, at 5:18 PM, bwayne27 wrote:

    Although I am African American my name is Bruce Wayne West. I should be the next Batman.

  • Report this Comment On August 27, 2013, at 3:16 PM, TMFMileHigh wrote:

    Thanks to (almost) everyone for your comments. The lone exception? @DickDickler, whose vacuous post not only played to tired stereotypes but also added nothing to the conversation.

    As you said, sir: sad.

    Foolish best,

    Tim

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