I really had no idea DC and Warner Brothers were so desperate to cast Batman that they’d turn to Ben Affleck. I mean, why didn’t they just say so? We’ve got an entire team of major league baseball players, all of whom are in better shape than Ben Affleck, who have nothing much to do from now until February. Plenty of time to film a movie.
So as we’ve got to wait until 9:10 pm CT for the game against the Padres tonight, I thought we’d help out Warner Brothers with their casting. After all, a Change.org petition is being circulated to remove Affleck from the role, so I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before they’re looking to recast the role.
For the role of Batman, I nominate Nate Schierholtz, who is quietly the biggest badass on the team. Here are the rest of the roles as chosen by Cubs fans on Twitter last night:
Batman – Nate Schierholtz
Robin – Anthony Rizzo
Joker – Ryan Dempster
Riddler – Mike Quade (because of all the nicknames)
Catwoman – Darwin Barney (we needed someone pretty)
Penguin – Dioneer Navarro (but I also think AJ Pierzynski has a shot)
Obviously, there are a myriad of roles left to be filled, and I’m willing to listen to alternatives to our initial choices.
Who would you cast?