Meet Your New Batman: Ben Affleck

Well Batman fans has the announcement of Ben Affleck as the new caped crusader been welcome news? Yes handsome Boston native Ben Affleck will be the next Batman the question remains: will there be his sidekick and rumored boyfriend Robin be in it. Would Matt Damon be a good pick for Robin or is that just way to simple.

Controversy has arisen over various sexual interpretations made regarding the content of Batman comics in the early decades. Homosexual interpretations have been part of the academic study of Batman since psychologist Fredric Wertham asserted in his Seduction of the Innocent in 1954 that “Batman stories are psychologically homosexual.” He claimed, “The Batman type of story may stimulate children to homosexual fantasies, of the nature of which they may be unconscious.” Wertham wrote, “Only someone ignorant of the fundamentals of psychiatry and of the psychopathology of sex can fail to realize a subtle atmosphere of homoeroticism which pervades the adventures of the mature ‘Batman’ and his young friend ‘Robin.

Let’s just hope that Mr.Affleck can bring this character to life regardless if there’s no Robin and gay vibe.

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