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Old 08-22-2013, 07:44 PM  
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Ben Affleck is the new Batman

Ben Affleck is the new Batman
Trey Barrineau, USA TODAY 9:27 p.m. EDT August 22, 2013
He'll replace Christian Bale in the Batman- movie planned for 2015.

Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale in the Zack Snyder-directed Batman- movie that's scheduled to be released in July 2015.

Warner Bros. made the announcement on Thursday.

From the press release announcing the casting:

"Ending weeks of speculation, Ben Affleck has been set to star as Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne. Affleck and filmmaker Zack Snyder will create an entirely new incarnation of the character in Snyder's as-yet-untitled projectóbringing Batman and together for the first time on the big screen and continuing the director's vision of their universe, which he established in Man of Steel. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

"Affleck will star opposite Henry Cavill, who will reprise the role of /Clark Kent. The film will also reunite "Man of Steel" stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

"In the announcement, Silverman stated, 'We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics' most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.'

"Snyder also expressed his excitement about the casting of Affleck, noting, 'Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry's . He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can't wait to work with him.'

"Kroll added, 'We are so thrilled that Ben is continuing Warner Bros.' remarkable legacy with the character of Batman. He is a tremendously gifted actor who will make this role his own in this already much-anticipated pairing of these two beloved heroes.'

Affleck has previous experience as a superhero -- he played Daredevil in the 2003 film of the same name.
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:12 PM   #241
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Source, plox. Everything I've read indicates that Nolan long had Ledger in mind for the casting, even before Ledger knew how he'd portray the Joker.
Heath Ledger described the Joker as a "psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy". Nolan had wanted to work with Ledger on a number of projects in the past, but had been unable to do so. When Ledger saw Batman Begins, he realized a way to make the character work consistent with that film's tone, and Nolan agreed with his anarchic interpretation. To prepare for the role, Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character's posture, voice and psychology, and kept a diary, in which he recorded the Joker's thoughts and feelings to guide himself during his performance. While he initially found it difficult, Ledger was eventually able to generate a voice that did not sound like Jack Nicholson's take on the character in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film.

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Let me see if I can find where my friend found that nugget about his audition tape.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:34 PM   #242
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Heath Ledger described the Joker as a "psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy". Nolan had wanted to work with Ledger on a number of projects in the past, but had been unable to do so. When Ledger saw Batman Begins, he realized a way to make the character work consistent with that film's tone, and Nolan agreed with his anarchic interpretation. To prepare for the role, Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character's posture, voice and psychology, and kept a diary, in which he recorded the Joker's thoughts and feelings to guide himself during his performance. While he initially found it difficult, Ledger was eventually able to generate a voice that did not sound like Jack Nicholson's take on the character in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film.

http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/The_Joker_(Heath_Ledger)

Let me see if I can find where my friend found that nugget about his audition tape.
So for a month he sat in a hotel room watching Tom Waits interviews?

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Old 09-14-2013, 07:49 PM   #243
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Source, plox. Everything I've read indicates that Nolan long had Ledger in mind for the casting, even before Ledger knew how he'd portray the Joker.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:24 PM   #245
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Yeah, he actually approached Ledger about playing Batman, to which he replied something to the effect of he would never want to do a superhero movie.
and it killed him..
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:16 PM   #246
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and Mary Kate Olsen killed him..
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:50 AM   #248
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I doubt the movie will be called Batman vs. . Hoax! I would flip out if he played Robin.
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I just wondered how many people I could get to burst into flames just by reading the headline.
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I just wondered how many people I could get to burst into flames just by reading the headline.
Oh, it was a close call for me
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I doubt the movie will be called Batman vs. . Hoax! I would flip out if he played Robin.
Well considering he said funny or die, tells you it is a joke..
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Well considering he said funny or die, tells you it is a joke..
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