5 Comic Book Character Casting Choices That Shocked The World As Much As Batfleck.
1 Of 6 Ben Affkeck As Batman
You might hate the idea that Batman is going to be played by Ben Affleck, and there are plenty of reasons why people have said he's the worst possible choice for the role. He doesn’t look like Batman. He has a Boston accent. He sucked as Daredevil. He sucks as an actor. Those are just a few of the thousands of reasons that people gave. But if you look back at some other casting choices that were initially met with disagreement, you can see how they've often turned out to be smart decisions in the end. Let's look at a few of the best examples of comic book characters portrayed perfecetly by actors who were given the same negative response as Affleck. In dark times like this, you need some kind of hope
2 of 6 Robert Downey Jr. As Iron Man
Fans were against the casting choice for Iron Man from the start. After all, Robert Downey Jr. was best known at the time for his drug problems. He just didn’t have the kind of career that would get people excited about his role as Tony Stark. Downey Jr. may have had a lot of decent roles, but nothing that would justify betting on him as the cornerstone of the new Marvel cinematic universe. As it turned out, he embodied the character so well that Iron Man now has a popularity that rivals that of Spider-Man. In fact, most fans can’t even dream of seeing anyone else fill Downey Jr.’s iron boots. He said it best at the end line of Iron Man 3. It wasn't Tony Stark, but Robert Downey Jr. who was speaking when he said "I AM Iron Man.