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    Ben Affleck is the new Batman


    Ben Affleck is the new Batman

    It's official, Ben Affleck will play Bruce Wayne/Batman opposite Henry Cavill's Clark Kent/Superman in Zack Snyder's still untitled "Batman vs. Superman" film at Warner Bros. Pictures. The studio made the announcement a few hours ago,

    Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.' president of creative development and worldwide production, says: "We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics' most enduringly popular superheroes, 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 adds: "Ben provides an interesting counterbalance 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."

    This sequel to this year's "Man of Steel" was announced at Comic-Con last month, prompting much speculation surrounding who would play the Dark Knight. To the credit of the studio, Affleck's name was never really a part of the rumored mix despite his high profile.

    Warners has slated the film for release on July 17th 2015.

    Ben Affleck is the new Batman
    Whoever the picked was going to have a hard time filling Bale's shoes, but Affleck is really not who most people envisioned.

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    Lame beyond belief. What's next? Shia Ladouche taking over as Thor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    Lame beyond belief. What's next? Shia Ladouche taking over as Thor?




    And Micheal Cera as the new Spiderman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post



    And Micheal Cera as the new Spiderman
    Chris Farley could have played the Hulk.

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    Rosie O'Donnell as Catwoman?

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    That's what you idiots get for still watching comic book movies.

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    Not a big fan of the movie franchise but I thought it had jumped the shark already? Putting puppet-head Aflact in there is like revving up the bike for another jump back. Dont know how that stiff is doing anything other than changing oil and checking fluid levels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Not a big fan of the movie franchise but I thought it had jumped the shark already? Putting puppet-head Aflact in there is like revving up the bike for another jump back. Dont know how that stiff is doing anything other than changing oil and checking fluid levels.

    He's pretty good at checking air-pressure, too. Blue-collar, ya know?

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    This sucks beyond belief, but I am trying to keep an open mind about it. All of the casting in Man of Steel was spot on, so maybe he will be ok. Only problem is, I hate Ben Affleck.

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    Seriously, how many superhero movies do we need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    That's what you idiots get for still watching comic book movies.
    +1.

    Do adults care about this?

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    Affleck was the bomb in "Phantoms," yo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    Seriously, how many superhero movies do we need?
    Just you wait! There's going to Superman/Batman, which will lead up to a Justice League of America movie, and probably other side movies on the way as well - Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, etc. Think Iron Man/Thor/Captain America/The Hulk/Avengers all over again. Heck, I think I even heard they're making an Ant-Man movie.

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    My first reaction to the news - "didn't anyone see DareDevil, and remember how ****ty he was in that?"

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    Is there a reason why Bale is no longer Batman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    Is there a reason why Bale is no longer Batman?
    He didn't want to do it.

    I'm a big Batman movie fan, seen every one opening week - but not only will I not go to the movies to see this I can't even see myself watching it when it's on HBO.

    What a horrible decision.

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