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Ben Affleck as New Batman

#1  Postby mraltair » Aug 23, 2013 6:13 am

Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman in a forthcoming Superman sequel, bringing together the two superheroes in one film for the first time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23806756

I guess the silver lining is that it's not a Batman film.
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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#2  Postby Matt8819 » Aug 23, 2013 6:33 am

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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#3  Postby Scar » Aug 23, 2013 6:51 am

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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#4  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Aug 23, 2013 6:53 am

Ben can be a really good actor, I think he could actually pull this off. I hated Nolan's Batman, Bale did nothing for me at all so you know I might just be a horrible person.
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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#5  Postby Matt8819 » Aug 23, 2013 7:25 am

You're not alone, the only reason I liked TDK as much as I did was the Joker. Begins was the only movie in the trilogy that was actually a decent Batman movie.

Ben Affleck will either be fucking perfect or absolutely fuck this up. There will be no middle ground, and my money is not on masterpiece.
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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#6  Postby Mike_L » Aug 23, 2013 7:47 am

Well, as they mention in the article, Affleck has already done the superhero thing ten years ago (for Marvel)...

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Black mask instead of red mask, long bat-ears instead of short horns... not too difficult to visualise what the new Batman will look like. Hopefully, he won't be delivering all of his lines in a hoarse growl... (Bale's Batman was oft-times utterly unintelligible).
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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#7  Postby BlackBart » Aug 23, 2013 8:06 am

Already seen the poster...in 'I Am Legend' that is :whistle:

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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#8  Postby Ironclad » Aug 23, 2013 9:44 am

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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#9  Postby mraltair » Aug 23, 2013 2:41 pm

I've not seen Affleck in much but I keep hearing people say he only plays Ben Affleck and from what I have seen that's been my experience. Batman and Bruce Wayne are nothing like Ben Affleck.

Jason Isaacs would make the perfect older, experienced Batman they are looking for.
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#10  Postby Strontium Dog » Aug 23, 2013 2:52 pm

Affleck has already played Superman, of course.
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#11  Postby mraltair » Aug 23, 2013 7:41 pm

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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#12  Postby Sityl » Aug 23, 2013 7:57 pm

Hopefully he doesn't speak like he just drank a bucket full of used cigarette butts he found at a local bingo hall after an all night bender of drinking turpentine through an old rusty siphon a la Christopher Bale, because that shit was crazy.
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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#13  Postby SafeAsMilk » Aug 23, 2013 8:16 pm

I'm pretty sure they're interchangeable. Bale was a boring-ass, by the numbers Batman. I think it's likely Affleck will be much the same.
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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#14  Postby willhud9 » Aug 23, 2013 9:49 pm

Christian Bale sucked ass as Batman. He was no Michael Keaton or for that matter, Kevin Conroy. I fucking hated Affleck's Daredevil and he was pathetic in Pearl Harbor (granted I also hate both of those movies for ruining two things, a comic franchise and a historical event). Just when I thought they couldn't get a worse actor, they pulled it off. :nono:
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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#15  Postby Matt8819 » Aug 24, 2013 12:30 am

Bale is similar to George Clooney for me. Passable Bruce Wayne (at least, for Bale, he was decent in begins) but a shit awful Batman.

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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#16  Postby Hopeful Monster » Aug 24, 2013 12:52 am

BlackBart wrote:Already seen the poster...in 'I Am Legend' that is :whistle:

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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#17  Postby Goldenmane » Aug 24, 2013 1:14 am

I thought Bale did a pretty decent Batman. The most important aspect of the Batman character, for me, is that Batman is the real persona - a fundamentally deranged fucker half a shade of perspective from being a supervillain - and Bruce Wayne, billionaire playboy is the mask that he hides behind.

That's why Wayne's such a two-dimensional character.

I'm not sure what people want out of the Batman character. What was so shite about Bale's?

As to Affleck? Well, I haven't seen Daredevil. But given that it was so long ago, back before anyone managed to work out how to make a decent superhero movie, and given Affleck's recent work, I don't know that I'd be willing to use Daredevil as a point of judgment. He might do a great job.

Mind you, they don't seem to have worked out how to make a decent Superman movie yet - if that's even possible. So who knows?
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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#18  Postby SafeAsMilk » Aug 24, 2013 1:36 am

Goldenmane wrote:I thought Bale did a pretty decent Batman. The most important aspect of the Batman character, for me, is that Batman is the real persona - a fundamentally deranged fucker half a shade of perspective from being a supervillain - and Bruce Wayne, billionaire playboy is the mask that he hides behind.

That's why Wayne's such a two-dimensional character.

I'm not sure what people want out of the Batman character. What was so shite about Bale's?

I can only speak from seeing the first movie, but his take on Batman was mind-numbingly generic. More like a dumb-as-bricks tough guy instead of the barely sane vigilante you speak about. There's just nothing interesting, deep or unexpected about him at all. At least Michael Keaton wasn't your standard meathead, the transformation from the smart-ass pampered playboy Wayne to the weird terror of Batman was interesting.

What I want out of the Batman character is for someone to do Dark Knight Returns for real :dopey: If you're going to have someone do a graveley Batman, at least have it because he's old and falling apart.
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#19  Postby willhud9 » Aug 24, 2013 1:55 am

Also fucking Batman is a detective. Where the fuck was the detective work in any of Nolan's films. Nowhere, that's where.
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Re: Ben Affleck as New Batman

#20  Postby Mick » Aug 24, 2013 2:00 am

Why are they pairing these two? It would be like fighting crime with a 3 year old.
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