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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-Superman movie planned for 2015.

Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale in the Zack Snyder-directed Batman-Superman 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 Superman 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 Superman/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 Superman. 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 08-23-2013, 12:41 AM   #31
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I just never cared for Adam West as Batman. Even as a kid I didn't like him. Batman wasn't meant to be a caricature.

While I really did enjoy Bale as Batman, I still think Keaton was the best Batman.
The problem that I have with Batman is that no one knows what he was supposed to be because he's been represented in so many ways on TV, in comics, in Saturday morning cartoon and in film.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:42 AM   #32
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In my own opinion, I was thinking Matthew Fox could of been Batman.
Matthew Fox is a lame.

And it's "could have" not "could of".
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Also Trubisky completely soured me during his Bowl game. Do not want. As for Mahomes, i would be shocked if a good QB ever came out of that school. The best TTU QB of all time (in NFL terms) is Billy Joe ****ing Tolliver.

One thing about Kizer: I think Notre Dame was so much of a shitshow, overrated program that he could have some untapped potential in a more stable environment. I like his talent the most out of all these guys.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:43 AM   #33
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Keaton was good, don't get me wrong. I loved Pfeiffer in her role in the movies as well. But c'mon, better than Bale? Bale just looks like some rich snob that actually has a heart, and has the athleticism to do the things expected of Batman. Keaton was in Mr. Mom.
And what does Mr. Mom have to do with any of that? That doesn't make him a bad Batman. I just makes him an actor that made a bad choice and still got PAID for it.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:44 AM   #34
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Keaton > Bale?

What?

You gotta be joking.

In my own opinion, I was thinking Matthew Fox could of been Batman. I know he is kind of old, but if he got into good shape I think he could of done it. He fits the bill physically, he is about 6'3 and reminds me somewhat of Bale.
Matthew Fox? Get out of here with that shit.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:34 AM   #35
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:57 AM   #36
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Bale was a great Bruce Wayne but a weak Batman. I think Bale's performance as Batman limited a lot of his screen time in the Dark Knight sequel
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:31 AM   #37
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Matthew Fox is a lame.

And it's "could have" not "could of".
It's "is lame" not "is a lame."
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:42 AM   #38
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Jon Hamm would have been a great choice if up to the physicality of the role.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:52 AM   #41
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And what does Mr. Mom have to do with any of that? That doesn't make him a bad Batman. I just makes him an actor that made a bad choice and still got PAID for it.
While I slightly prefer Bale's Batman to Keaton's, I vastly prefer Nicholson's Joker to Ledger's.

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I'm not a ledger fanboy, I just thought Nicholson was over the top goofy. Which I guess worked at the time, but the older I get, the less I like it. Similar to how I feel about the Reeve Superman movies.
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As far as Affleck goes, if you'd told me five years ago he'd star and direct an amazing film about the the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran in 1979, I'd have told you you're crazy. The guy can do anything. Daredevil was a long time ago.
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I don't object to Affleck being Batman. I object the whole ****ing idea of a Batman v. Superman movie.
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