Originally Posted by I SEE SPIDEY
I seriously doubt that Affleck was Snyder's choice. WB has a good relationship with Affleck and they wanted a big star for the role and he wanted to get more funding for his films so here we are. I'm still all for giving him a shot but there are moments when I think, why couldn't you have gotten someone else Warners? I never wanted Brolin for the role so not him either.
his other choice for superman was joe maganiello, so it wouldn't shock me at all if it was between brolin and affleck. for this current incarnation of bats that they want, they needed a guy in that age range, and in hollywood the slims are picking. either you go with the better actor in brolin, or you go with the guy who brings a whole other list of pluses, in affleck. availability is also a factor in casting films.
if i remember correctly, nolan actually wanted affleck to direct man of steel, so he's probably the guy they've wanted to lead the dccu.