It’s been almost 7 months since we last saw Ben Affleck dawn (of Justice) the ol’ cowl of the Gotham Knight, and although the film, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Cash Grab, wasn’t really what fans were expecting, what we got out of Affleck’s Batman far exceeded expectations.
Thankfully, the DCEU still has 2 more chances to give Batfleck some better context. With Justice League having wrapped up filming, and development for the anticipated solo Batman film entering its very early stages, fans and bored college students alike are waiting patiently for any tid bit of insider info on Batman.
What comic is it going to be based on? What is a death stroke? Aren’t all strokes death?! Will one of the Robins be in it? WHO WILL PLAY ROBIN?!
Although many of the answers to those questions have yet to be solidified, Anna Kendrick, who stars alongside Ben Affleck in The Accountant (spin-off to 1999’s Office Space), has an answer for one of them!
According to Kendrick:
“Nearly 800,000 (approximately 795,000) people in the United States have a stroke every year, with about three in four being first-time strokes. Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 people a year (128,978). That’s one in every 20 deaths.”
Sorry, I really wanted to milk that joke. Here’s what Anna Kendrick actually said:
Cross your fingers and hope that Batfleck puts his jealousy aside and brings Anna Kendrick onto the project as Robin. Although some of us may have some newly created bitter feelings now knowing that Anna Kendrick crushed Ben Affleck’s dreams of landing the Beca role on Pitch Perfect, I’m sure we can all find room in our aca-hearts to welcome Ms. Kendrick to the DCEU.
The Accountant isn’t an Office Space spin-off by the way. It’s a mystery crime drama set for release this Friday on the 14th that stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, and J. K. Simmons.
Also the Anna Kendrick as Robin thing is obviously just a joke. Nothing is real; I just wasted like 2 minutes of your day. Here’s a trailer: