The next man to wear the pointy hat of the Batman has been chosen, and the internet has responded with its usual tact and restraint (which is to say that any and all open forums have been flooded with profanity, sarcasm, and jokes about Boston accents.) I can’t help but remember 1988 and the utter despair of the fanbase at learning that their beloved Dark Knight would be played by Mr. Mom. That film, you might recall, was a box-office smash and the beginnings of the modern multi-media resurgence of Batsy, which might serve as an object lesson for nay-sayers. (I am not, however, holding my breath on that front…)
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that name-recognition was a big factor in this decision, asking: Regardless of one’s feelings about Mr. Jennifer Garner, would you rather Warner Brothers had gone with a star or a lesser-known/unknown actor as the Caped Crusader?