Kevin Smith’s Theory On Ben Affleck Stepping Down As Director
Kevin Smith is growing as a voice in the DC universe. The Director has taken on many episodes of the CW superhero shows to date, and will more than likely take on many more. His ideas reach farther than television, as Smith also has his own ideas as to why Ben Affleck recently stepped down as Director to his new Batman movie.
“Let’s talk about why? Why would this happen? I don’t know. I haven’t spoken to him in years, but here’s my take on it. Here’s my hot take. What’s the upshot? Seriously. Everybody wants that to be the greatest Batman movie ever made, and you know, in many cases, maybe the greatest Batman movie ever made has been made, called The Dark Knight, it’s a pretty wonderful film. If that’s your bar for a Batman standalone, Chris Nolan couldn’t even measure up to himself with The Dark Knight Rises. I liked it but it wasn’t received nearly as well. Let’s be honest like that Joker portrayal is for the ages. F***** beyond brilliant and s***.”
“So maybe he’s the kind of guy who’s just like why bother. Why am I going to step up to the plate, no matter what I do people are going to b****. If it ain’t f****** The Dark Knight, I’m f*****, but if I’m just acting in it, my name’s Paul and this is between ya’ll, I’m just the Bat, that’s it. The guy or girl tells me what to do and go and so you got a beef with the movie? Talk to these motherf******. That’s easier. That’s an easier life. You don’t have to sit there and take the slings and arrows.”
Smith certainly has some valid points concerning Affleck’s decision. Batman movies in years past have raised the bar tremendously. Affleck can now focus on the performance alone, instead of working on multiple working parts of the film.
Did Smith hit the mark with his theory? Do you agree with him? Let us know in the comments below!
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