Morgan Freeman Is Not At All Sure About This 'Batfleck' Thing, You Guys

Morgan Freeman Is Not at All Sure About This 'Batfleck' Thing, You Guys

Of course Morgan Freeman is going to be asked what he thinks about the new Batman. There's nothing better than someone from one incarnation of Batman slagging off another, and Freeman sort of obliged. Although his comments are more like the "reasonable caveats" than "lobbing a firebomb at Zack Snyder's house". Freeman told Entertainment Tonight:

You know, I'm happy for Ben [Affleck], but I don't know how that's gonna work. Because the Dark Knight was almost 'it.' Pretty much 'it,' Did you see Batman Begins? I don't think you can beat that.

You can almost imagine a patronising Freeman patting Affleck on the head and saying, "Good for you and your massive back tattoo, Ben!" when you read that.

It's not quite the clickbait-y "Morgan Freeman Dropkicks Ben Affleck and Batman v Superman Through a Glass Wall and Spits on Their Corpses" that Entertainment Tonight was probably hoping for, but it isn't the unqualified endorsement you kind of expect everyone in Hollywood to give everyone else.

Christian Bale, by the way, was really pleased by his former castmate's endorsement. "Everyone brings their own element to that -- Ben will do that as well," he said. "I think the trailers are looking great and I'm looking forward to that. But right on for Morgan for saying no one will ever be that, I very much like him."

That's very politic, since I sincerely doubt he's actually going to see Batman v Superman. Although if he does, I would give a left arm to be there to watch him watch someone else be Batman.

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    I think Afflecks on a hiding to nowhere with this. He's going to be compared to Bale, and in the end, compared unfairly.

    First, look at Bale's run. As good as Batman Begins was, it was the quietest of the 3 Bale movies, and in the end was an ideal starter for him. Dark Knight was the peak, and the combo of those two let people forgive the few weaknesses of Dark Knight Rises, but that wasnt the best of the three by a long shot.

    Here, Affleck is being tossed in the deep end, and then some. Firstly, look at the number of high profile characters he's sharing screentime with. Hard to establish yourself with Wonderchick, Superguy, Lex, etc all there, not to mention the others we know nothing about. What will Cyborg, Flash, Aquadude, etc do in the movie?

    Secondly, on day one, he's going up against Supes. It would be like Bale starting with TDK, when people werent comfortable with his role. Not a fair expectation to think these guys will nail the screen chemistry straight away.

    But thats what we're going to expect. All I'm hoping for is that he gets close.

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