Originally Posted by charl_huntress
The interesting thing is if Affleck does kill it as Batman like RDJ did with IM then that is the comparison that will be made. That's just how the media likes to work.
RDJ's success is the upside for Affleck. There's virtually no risk. If he fails miserably, he's a director of Oscar winning/nominated movies and a guy that directors like Fincher and Malick want in their movies. If it works, he is those things, hitched to one of the most globally recognized icons and re-introduced to audiences under the age of 15/16 who aren't really familiar with his career.