This week, Batman will make his triumphant return as a kid from Bahston; 'NSync is messing with us; and Allen Iverson is ready to retire.
Ben Affleck is Batman
The internet has lots of opinions, and the no one can decide if Ben Affleck as Batman is the best or worst decision DC has made for its upcoming "Superman" sequel. All we know is we have a lot of feelings. Some are arguing that Ben Affleck as Batman is a horrible, awful, rotten, no-good choice — likely in part because Ben Affleck is known as a less-than-fantastic actor. On other parts of the internet, however, some are saying Ben as Batman is actually an excellent choice. He likes comics, he recently did well critically with "Argo," and similar hoopla surrounded Heath Ledger when he was cast as The Joker, which turned out to be one of the most well-acted roles of all time. So the jury's out, but it's still fun to fight about it. Let's keep in mind that Ben Affleck was in "Daredevil"... and we all know how that ended up.
San Diego Comic-Con is one of the biggest events to happen over the summer. Aside from the quirky costumes and the fact that it's not unusual for giant robots to stomp around on the grounds (see video at right), SDCC has largely become a Hollywood event rather than a nerds-only comic convention. Which means everyone wants in.
This year, tickets to the con sold out in just an hour, so there were a lot of sad people out there who couldn't go. In case you among the unlucky (like me), fret not: here's an overview of what happened this weekend in TV and movies.