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Friday July 25, 2014

Is Batman 75 Years Old ... or 2,000?

Director Zack Synder (I know) has released a new photo of Ben Affleck as Batman. You can see it here. It looks good, but, you know, Batman's all about demeanor, and Affleck doesn't really have the demeanor. At least that I've seen. But fingers crossed.

A few days ago, Warner Bros. and DC Comics celebrated the 75th anniversary of Batman with the usual marketing tweets and posts and blarghs. But aren't they underestimating Batman's age? Last January, P and I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and in the Egyptian wing I found this:

2,000 year old Batman image

Seventy-five years old? How about 2,000?

Posted at 10:12 AM on Friday July 25, 2014 in category Batman  
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