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Thread: Affleck to star as Batman in Superman/Batman movie

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    Affleck to star as Batman in Superman/Batman movie

    I am at a loss here. I liked him as Daredevil. But Batman? I don't know.

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    Great director. Meh actor. Godawful Batman.





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    I hate batman im a superman guy, but I think its good casting. everyone was like this with ledger being cast as joker and I thought it was perfect. ben is a pretty good actor and can pull this off.
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    Ben Affleck should not be Batman. They seriously couldn't find anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nublar7 View Post
    Ben Affleck should not be Batman. They seriously couldn't find anyone else?
    Especially considering they are supposedly going for a Dark Knight Returns style older Batman? Josh Brolin. John Hamm. Richard Armitage. Karl Urban (have you seen Dredd? Amazing, and exactly the Batman of that comic.). Just off the top of my head.

    As for the Heath Ledger comparison regarding unexpected acting, I don't see it. Ledger had shown that he had the acting chops to put an interesting spin on the character. Affleck? Not so much.

    It is funny that Snyder will be directing a much better director though.
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    There are a bunch of other "darker" actors i'd prefer to see as Batman, but I suppose lately Affleck has been pretty good in his movies. The Town was solid... Argo I didn't love but it wasn't because of his acting. He just sort of rubs me the wrong way.
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    I've always been an Affleck fan so I support him on this. Why he's doing it is beyond me considering he's done a great job recently but it's his and the casting director's choice. Naturally tons of people are complaining over it but it'd be the same no matter who it was.
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    Re: Affleck to star as Batman in Superman/Batman movie

    Quote Originally Posted by PhinzN703 View Post
    I've always been an Affleck fan so I support him on this. Why he's doing it is beyond me considering he's done a great job recently but it's his and the casting director's choice. Naturally tons of people are complaining over it but it'd be the same no matter who it was.
    Actually this makes the most sense. Affleck doesn't need a role like this. The guy is a huge up and coming director. He can easily make the transition permanently behind the camera and never work as an actor again. It just doesn't make sense.

    Unless of course this is all smoke and mirrors and they change the actor down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisturbedShifty View Post
    Actually this makes the most sense. Affleck doesn't need a role like this. The guy is a huge up and coming director. He can easily make the transition permanently behind the camera and never work as an actor again. It just doesn't make sense.

    Unless of course this is all smoke and mirrors and they change the actor down the road.

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