CATEGORIES Drama, Casting, Newsstand, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Remakes and Sequels, Movie News, CinematicalOk, show of hands please. How many of you were anxiously counting the days until Ben Affleck would again don the red tights and play "the man without fear" in a Daredevil sequel? Mmmm, nobody? Yeah, that's what I thought. Well, you're in luck because the chances of him ever being in a sequel to Daredevil (or a sequel ever being made at all) are pretty much zero.
According to remarks made by Affleck at the London premiere of his film Hollywoodland (in which he plays TV Superman George Reeves who, ironically, wore tights for a living) he has no intention of returning for a sequel to Daredevil and in fact, would not even consider playing another superhero again at all. "By playing a superhero in Daredevil, I have inoculated myself from ever playing another superhero," said Affleck. "Wearing a costume was a source of humiliation for me and something I wouldn't want to do again soon."
Interesting. So it was the costume that was humiliating to him? Not the fact that the movie was one of the worst comic book-to-film adaptations ever made? Or, that it was very poorly directed and had an excruciatingly amateurish script? Or, that Affleck's own performance, putting it delicately, sucked? No, I'm sure its none of those things that he needs to be embarrassed about. Must be the costume. Yeah, whatever.
Even though we don't have to worry about Affleck appearing in a Daredevil sequel and probably don't have to worry about a sequel to the film at all, we do have to worry about another film from the guy who directed Daredevil -- the upcoming Ghost Rider. Sorry to say, but from what I've seen so far, Ghost Rider looks like it may just knock Daredevil down a peg on the scoreboard of worst comic book-to-film adaptations -- no matter what Mark Steven Johnson might have to say on the subject. Gee, I wonder what (or who) Nicholas Cage will blame when Ghost Rider ends up being as bad (or worse) than Daredevil? The craft service guy?
[Via comic book movie]