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Over the years we’ve seen Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale all take on roles as the Caped Crusader and they all portrayed their own version of Batman. With Clooney being the worst and Bale being the best, it’s no secret that Keaton and Kilmer fall smack dab in the middle of the Bat scale. I consider them as “just so”, or a little above average.

These past few days have been a grind between Ben Affleck and Josh Brolin of who should be the next Batman in the upcoming sequel to the iconic Superman man movie “Man of Steel”.  The name of the new upcoming movie has not been identified yet but will be released after the casting is complete.

The question that has the Bat universe going crazy is will Affleck live up to Bale’s performance in the Batman trilogy? Christian Bale has grossed millions and millions of dollars for Christopher Nolan and the Batman franchise. The big question is, does it really matter who plays Bruce Wayne?  Ben Affleck who has been given the role of batman has fans finding loop holes in the new movie by sparking the ideas of two different people playing batman and Bruce Wayne. Any boring, handsome and physically fit guy who has good hair can play Bruce Wayne.  This could either be a great idea or a horrible idea depending on how Christopher Nolan portrays the Gotham millionaire.

Within the first three months of 2014, Warner brothers film industries expects the shooting to get underway in the heart of Detroit and Detroit only. What makes this specific location so unique is the fact that Superhero movies typically use several locations to make their movie.  Produces and directors decided on Detroit because it really sells on the idea of a troubled city in serious need of help, filled with crime and violence; the backdrop portrays the typical idea of an American city.

The movie will require four hundred workers and thousands of extras. The budget is about thirty five million dollars. With thirty five million dollars and thousands of people working on the set, the sky is truly the limit  for the potential of this movie.

Whatever they end up doing with the Batman/Bruce Wayne character will determine the outcome of the movie. Not that “Man of Steel” was bad but with Batman coming off the hot trilogy, and hit movies “Batman Begins”, “Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises”, this will add the human element to the Superman series that everyone can connect to. The human element and realism that the Batman character brings to the table will draw people into the theaters because its represents a genuine form of hope that a legit human brings to life. All in all, it should be interesting to see how Affleck portrays the Dark Knight and where his performance will rank on the Bat scale.

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Jared Brown '14, Associate A&E Editor (first semester)

I am a senior at Elder. This is my first year on The Quill and I like to write. I specialize in sports and entertainment.

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