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Old 08-22-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Ben Affleck to play Batman in Batman/Superman movie

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Ben Affleck is set to star as Batman in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel, Warner Bros. has announced.

“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" said Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros. earlier today. "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.”


“Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman," added director Snyder. 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.”

“We are so thrilled that Ben is continuing Warner Bros.’ remarkable legacy with the character of Batman," continued Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution President Sue Kroll. He is a tremendously gifted actor who will make this role his own in this already much-anticipated pairing of these two beloved heroes."


Warner Bros. has a longstanding relationship with Affleck. His most recent hit for the studio was 2012's Argo, which won Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards. Affleck's next directorial effort, Live By Night, will also be produced by Warner.

Affleck is no stranger to the superhero gig, having played Daredevil in 20th Century Fox's 2003 flick of the same name. His will be the fifth big-screen Batman since Michael Keaton donned the cowl in Tim Burton's 1989 effort.

The Man of Steel sequel, which will likely be called Batman vs Superman, was announced at Comic-Con earlier this year. The film will be penned by Snyder and Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer, and is currently slated to open worldwide on July 17, 2015. The sequel will reunite Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams and Diane Lane.

Man of Steel has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date.
SOURCE - http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/...f-steel-sequel

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:12 AM   #2
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I was really hoping they would have brought back Christian Bale. Part of the fun of a crossover movie is seeing two established heroes coming together. By casting a brand new actor as Batman that just detracts alot from the crossover element as it loses a sense of continuity. If they are going to have a new actor as Batman, they should have made and released the reboot before Man of Steel 2/World's Finest so that it could at least feel a little more like a crossover.

Not to say that Affleck won't do a good job, it's just the crossover element would have been really emphasized had they at least brought back Bale. Mark Ruffalo was enjoyable as Bruce Banner/Hulk in The Avengers but by having him instead of Edward Norton who played him in the latest movie prior, it lost a sense of continuity. Or I guess a better example would be Iron Man, since he was pretty much the star of the movie anyway. Imagine if a different actor besides Robert Downey Jr was Iron Man in The Avengers. It simply would not have felt the same.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:21 AM   #3
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They just killed Batman bringing having Ben play him. I will not give a dime to the batman series with that jack ass playing batman, what a slap in the face. What next, Matt damon as Robin?



Update: I'm still very pissed off at this decision. Daredevil anyone? I guess its all about who you know.
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I think it was more along the lines of Daredevil being garbage, but I did enjoy Argo.
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I wonder to hear how Ben Affleck's deep voice in Batman..
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Really Warner Bro's this is who you picked? Sorry, Wiidude won't support your franchise any more. Wiidude see's there is a change.org petition going on to remove him from being batman. Ben is no action hero, and the dooche cannot act. Blah Batman is dead to me now. Wiidude was really enjoying the new batman movies with Bale in it. Now this?!!?!?!
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Wha-? Ben Affleck? What the heck kind of decision was that?

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