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Old 08-23-2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default The new Batman is....Ben Affleck?

Batman will be in the next Man of Steel movie. No matter how much money the studio threw at Christian Bale, he wouldn't do it. He thought it was time to pass the role on to someone else.

Well, the studio has spoken, and the new Batman will be....Ben Affleck. Yes, really. Stop crying. Ok, I'm crying too. This really sucks.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/22/showbi...html?hpt=hp_c3
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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I'm not sure how I feel about this, to be honest. I'm certainly not excited.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:05 PM   #3
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Well, apart from not having seen any of his more recent work, he was never a bad actor, not from what I saw anyway, then again, I only saw a few of his films at most.

As for his current physique, no clue.
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Everyone hated the idea of Heath Ledger being The Joker, too. Don't cry, it could turn out pretty fucking awesome.
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LAME!!!

That blows! Loved the first now I have to look forward to that F'ing douche!
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There are only about seven people worldwide who enjoyed Daredevil, but I'm one of them. I thought he was good in that.

Every new superhero flick there's this outburst of angst over the casting. C'mon, it's a comic-book, all you need is a reasonably competent actor who is physically in the right ball park. It's Batman, not Hamlet

Affleck will be fine.
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It's true that the choice of Ledger got a bad reaction, but Ledger had never done anything like that before. OTOH, Affleck has already played a dark, brooding superhero before, Daredevil, and he was pretty bad in it. My expectations are pretty low.
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I'm not to happy about him being Batman, I just cant see him playing the role well. As was said above he was awful in Daredevil.
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Was Bale even really that good at being Batman? Not at being Bruce Wayne, but Batman? Honestly, all you see is his jaw, and all you hear is an over the top raspy voice. I think Affleck could but a pretty decent spin on Bruce Wayne, and the special effects team will take care of the rest.

Really no idea what he would be like physically. Certainly smaller than Bale, but then again, maybe he'll utilize Bale's...transformation strategy.
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Affleck was solid in Argo. And Gigli (kidding) Let's wait and see.

I did not like Bale as Batman.
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