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Batman and Superman: New Batman...is Ben Affleck?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by KantoPkmnMaster, Aug 23, 2013.


Are you in the fetal position because of this?

  1. yes

    9 vote(s)
  2. no

    19 vote(s)
  1. Ben Affleck as Batman. What the hell man. Who's Robin? Matt Damon? Good god this is so obscenely stupid. Can't believe i'm saying this, but they actually found someone worse than Clooney to play Batman. Batman and Superman is going to be a flop. All hopes for a Justice League movie are destroyed, DC implodes. Is anyone else in the fetal position right about now?
  2. mjunior3

    mjunior3 Link Jokers!

    I am shocked. If they were going to do a Batman Superman movie, why not *sarcastic gasp* USE THE SAME ACTORS YOU HAD! Man, do people screw up so many opportunities for a good movie.
  3. Dread Advocate

    Dread Advocate †Stay Metal†

    This had better be a sick joke. DC is out of their frakking minds to even think that this is a good idea.
  4. mjunior3

    mjunior3 Link Jokers!

    If they believe that two different actors for Batman in the same era works, they ARE out of their mind.
  5. Dread Advocate

    Dread Advocate †Stay Metal†

    That's not the problem. The DC multiverse puts that problem down quickly. The problem is that Affleck is not a good actor.
  6. mjunior3

    mjunior3 Link Jokers!

    Ahahaha...well, that too, lol. I thought he did great in Armageddon, though. Or was that just his best? xD
  7. Joltik-Kid

    Joltik-Kid What am I doing ಠ_ಠ

    Right as I'm thinking about this guy (he was in some commercial; not a fan of his at all)...somehow this shows up. What has the world come to for this to happen?
  8. Skiks


    I don't think this Batman is the same as the Nolanverse one. Besides Bale doesn't want to do more Batman movies. They just wanna softly reboot Batman to work in a larger universe.
  9. The Trend

    The Trend Banned

    The Trend doesn't think Ben Aflek would be too terrible. Daredevil was a bad movie but it found that Ben Aflek suited the role. His performance did remind The Trend of Batman. He has that type of persona, and it fails to see what's so bad about him.
  10. KrayzieBuddha

    KrayzieBuddha 英雄豪傑

    I laugh on it when I heard the news.
  11. Geekachu

    Geekachu _____________

    Bale didn't want to do more Batman.

    Give the guy a chance at least. I'm sure people were pretty doubtful when it was announced Heath Ledger was to portray The Joker.
  12. The Doctor

    The Doctor Absolute Beginner

    Say, do you remember the last time WB chose an actor to play Batman and the fans were in uproar about it, threatening to boycott the movie?


    Because I do. The film hasn't even started shooting and you're already declaring it RUINED FOREVAR. Grow up, sunshine.
  13. I'm curious, have you seen Daredevil? Ben Affleck could'nt even play a blind obscure superhero, and you believe that he'll be a good Batman? Go watch Gigli, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon and Smokin' aces and tell me if you think he's a good actor. I'm sorry, but he's pretty much confined to a tier above Vin Diesel.
  14. Perhaps i was a bit cruel on that last one. He's a bad actor, but he's not Vin Diesel bad. He's basically on par with Ashton Kutcher, Keanu Reeves, Brenden Fraser and Hayden Christensen.
  15. The Doctor

    The Doctor Absolute Beginner

    Hollywoodland, State of Play, Argo and To the Wonder say "Hi!" Yes, I've seen Daredevil, but that thing had enough problems. You could have cast a young Marlon Brando as Daredevil and that film still would have been crap. Batman is hardly this classic iconic role like Hamlet or James Bond, either, and it's a sequel to Man of Destroying Stuff Steel, so Affleck - even if he's bad - will be the least of this film's problems.

    And I loved Smokin' Aces.

    Oh yeah, I forgot. Gigli, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon? The most recent one of these came out a decade ago. Time's changed, you haven't. How many Oscars does a guy need to win before he can play a psychologically damaged man who runs about in his underpants?

    OK, one more thing: here's fan reaction to Heath Ledger getting cast as the Joker. Be warned, some of this is homophobic "tee-hee he played a gay cowboy he's gonna have sex with Batman!" drivel.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2013
  16. Kutie Pie

    Kutie Pie 桜咲くこの坂を今も上っている

    Lol, my brothers just found out about this, and they're confused as hell. I personally don't care, but if the end of the world is near as "prophesied" by I Am Legend judging from the Batman and Superman logo that was in New York, then I'll be a bit more concerned about something else other than a movie I'm never going to see.

    And I don't remember Ben Affleck that much, honestly. I've seen Pearl Harbor and Armageddon, but I didn't know who he played in those movies, nor did I care. The only thing that pops into mind hearing "Affleck" is "Aflac". And even then, even if he's a bad actor and possibly got better overtime, how do we know that the movie will be good anyway? We don't know what's in the script yet. And considering how I've only heard really good or really bad things about Man of Steel, I think it'll be the same thing here. I doubt this movie will kill superhero movies (though didn't Green Lantern almost kill superhero movies much like Superman IV nearly killed Superman?), but if it kills crossover superhero movies that's not the Avengers, then all fingers can be pointed at something about this movie.

    For now, let's just wait and see what happens. If you don't like Ben Affleck, no one's stopping you from not seeing the movie. But if you want to see the movie, don't let it bother you and remind yourself that the other half of the money will go to whomever's Superman.
  17. blaze boy

    blaze boy Aka SamuraiDon

    Stop over reacting, you have no idea what direction the new Batman movie will go in and how the crossover will work.

    Gee because they didn't want to use the same actor or set it in the Nolan Batman universe?
  18. SBaby

    SBaby Dungeon Master

    Batman is going to be in a movie with Superman. And Batman is going to fight Superman. We know this from what they flat-out told us. So it's going to be Ben Affleck beating the crap out of Superman. That's what people are going to see.

    So? Then they don't have to. But there are lists and lists of actors they could have tapped to get an older Bruce Wayne. They didn't need to resort to Hollywood Affleck.

    The biggest problem with this is that when people watch this movie, they aren't going to see Bruce Wayne/Batman. They're going to see Ben Affleck/Ben Affleck dressed up as Batman. I've got NO idea what WB was thinking here... It's like they're saying 'Jeez, we did way too well with the first Man of Steel Movie. We need something to really f--- this up beyond repair.'.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2013
  19. mjunior3

    mjunior3 Link Jokers!

    Well, with Bale not wanting to do another Batman (which sucks, because of the cliff-hanger at the end of the last one), why not wait a few years, at least? I mean, Man of Steel JUST came out, and now with Bale saying "See ya", give the series time. What about a Martian Manhunter or Wonder Woman movie before starting to roll onto Justice League territory. At least Marvel was smart with separate movies before the Avengers.
  20. Dread Advocate

    Dread Advocate †Stay Metal†

    That's the problem. DC and Warner Bros. are so desperate to jump on the superhero-mega-movie bandwagon that they're willing to rush Man of Steel 2, The Flash, and Justice League out and screw them over just to make a quick buck and say, "Yeah, we were on that hype, too."

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