Two time Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino is seemingly ‘not’ a Batman fan and would actually like to see an 80’s Alec Baldwin as the caped crusader.
In a recent interview with Les InRocks, Tarantino was asked about his views on Ben Affleck being cast as the new Dark Knight. Tarantino responded by first calling Batman a character with less than interesting qualities.
“I have to admit that I don’t really have an opinion. Why? Because Batman is not a very interesting character,” is what he said. “For any actor. There is simply not much to play. I think Michael Keaton did it the best, and I wish good luck to Ben Affleck. But, you know who would have made a great Batman? Alec Baldwin in the ’80s.”
That’s a pretty bold statement, seeing that not many were fan of seeing Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of Batman. But Tarintino is not known for siding with the majority. He also went on to defend his recent listing of ‘The Lone Ranger’ as one of the best of movie of the year.
“The first forty-five minutes are excellent … [but] the next forty-five minutes are a little soporific. It was a bad idea to split the bad guys in two groups; it takes hours to explain and nobody cares. Then comes the train scene — incredible! When I saw it, I kept thinking, ‘What, that’s the film that everybody says is crap? Seriously?'”
He continued adding, “That being said, I still have a little problem with the film. I like Tonto’s backstory — the idea that his tribe got slaughtered because of him; that’s a real comic-book thing. But the slaughter of the tribe, by gunfire, from the cavalry, it left a bitter taste in my mouth. … The Indians have really been victims of a genocide. So slaughtering them again in an entertaining movie, Buster Keaton style… That ruined the fun a bit for me. I simply found it…ugly.”