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Just read this but I'm not convinced...Argo was fantastic and showed just what he can do in front and behind the camera but as Batman I'm not so sure it's a good choice, Clooney was useless for example. I thought Affleck wasn't great as Daredevil although the movie was alright I suppose, if handled correctly it could be an inspired choice but conversely I knew straight away Christian Bale was a great choice...his overly gravelled voice when in the suit still grates with me to this day though.
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I have just read about this on sky news and most if not all the comments are saying it's wrong of warner brothers to choose ben affleck as batman, just plain wrong apparently.
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That's going a bit far...there is even a petition online to get Warner Bros to change their mind all of which is way OTT, it's just a movie after all.
I think it's just a strange decision from some of the fans point of view but what alot of them don't realise is that they want an older more weathered Batman which may well suit Affleck but some of the reaction has been laughable...give the man a chance, go and see the movie and then make your mind up.
I'm just a little sceptical because the last 3 Batman movies were so good and so was Christian Bale (apart from the gravel voice) but I'm still looking forward to seeing how it works out with Affleck as Batman, I think he will be a good Bruce Wayne and with Snyder directing it should be entertaining at the very least. Man of Steel was good so I'm optimistic.
Do you think, my imediate thought was 'could they have found a less charismatic twerp', just my opinion though.
Yeah he's never exactly blown me away with his on-screen charisma, although I haven't seen Argo yet. The other problem, as I see it, is that he doesn't look particularly old or weathered.
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I take your point about George Clooney, but I don't think it was his fault. The film itself was terrible. I like Zack Snyder's style of film making. I really think Ben Affleck will do well as Batman. Yes, Christian Bale has set the benchmark which will be difficult to emulate.
So, is this the Justice League film, or Superman 2? Or are both the same?
It's not the JLA film, that comes later, whether it's officially MoS2 remains to be seen I think.
True batman and Robin was truly awful in every possible way. Affleck may well suit Batman but as The_Lhc said he doesn't look as old and weathered as the character dictates, the idea is that Superman faces off against an older and wiser Batman as in the comic but he doesn't look old enough even though his age is about right (Hollywood ageing me thinks!).
I thought he was really good in Argo but it has to be said that's the first film I thought he was good in...is that enough to land the Batman gig? It would seem so but Snyder tends to get the casting spot on in his movies so he must have seen something in him, as I said earlier it could turn out to be an inspired choice.
No the movie is not Man of Steel 2 or the Justice League movie, from what I've read and saw online from Comicon it's a stand alone movie that reboots Batman (in a way) and gets the train rolling towards a Justice League movie. There will be no Batman backstory or any attempt to reintroduce him in an origin way rather we get to see him at an older age, of course that's all Snyder has said so far but the working title of the film is Superman vs Batman as it's based on that comic but I would expect that to change nearer to release.
I really dislike Ben affleck, but I suppose I though Heath Ledger was rubbish before he played the Joker. But yeah, daredevil...
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I'm not convinced either I'm afraid. Am sure Affleck will deliver his usual 'competent' performance, but he's never really set the screen alight for me; if the films going to work in terms of Batman being a credible dramatic counter to Superman's invincibility then they really need to nail the character of Batman, and while Affleck's jaw might look great in a cowl I can't see him exuding much by way of brooding, obsessive, borderline psychopathic menace.
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Batman has never struck me as psychopathic in any of the various guises I've seen him in (both print and film). Quite the opposite in fact.
'Borderline psychopathic', and I think that description is reasonable for the characters portrayal in the Dark Knight Return novel.
Fans fight back at affleck playing batman.
I hope the producers / director / studio ignore the petition.
Regardles of whether Ben Affleck soars or sinks in the role, I don't want to see the precedent - of actors being cast by popular vote - becoming commonplace.
It's bad enough already without pandering to the whims of people who might be voting based on their feelings about what the actors get up to in their private lives, or factors like nationality, or colour, or their politics and beliefs.
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if the film's going to work in terms of Batman being a credible dramatic counter to Superman's invincibility
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