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Ben Affleck to play Batman in Superman sequel

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I'm not saying Affleck is a bad actor, per se, but he's a bad choice for Batman.

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That's one I will not go and see! Not my choice at all!

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Don't Americans get sick of superhero movies?

It's such a childish boring genre...

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Don't Americans get sick of superhero movies?

It's such a childish boring genre...

Them don't watch them. Japanese have their Mangas and we have our superheroes, both cross culturally, cross-over now and both are popular and not only in Asia, throughout the world. It's what the public wants, no one is shoving these movies down the publics throat. So don't generalize all Americans.

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They're just releasing more and more shocking and disturbing news to get us to stop thinking about the NSA story. There's no other logical explanation for Affleck as Batman except for the shock value. If they actually go through with it it'll be worse than the Clooney one and on one will be able to make a Batman movie for another 10 years.

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You would expect an announcement like this on April 1.

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Maybe he'll surprise us... I remember everyone also thought Daniel Craig was a bad choice for Bond before they actually saw the movie...

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Giggity? Not feeling it with him playing Batman... but I don't know. Some how it just makes me want to burn all my Batman comics!

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Superman vs Batman, eh? So, which one is the bad guy? I can't imagine Superman being a bad guy, so it must be Batman. Maybe he just went bats...

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It's such a childish boring genre...

Exactly, hence the endless remakes.

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Ben Affleck is a better director than actor but one thing I'll have to admit, he has a perfect jawline for costumed superheroes especially the ones with the masks.

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Affleck is not an actor who you can take seriously. It will flop

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I don't think you need particularly talented actors for this type of movie. People are looking for punch-ups and good special effects.

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I'm not saying Affleck is a bad actor

I AM! Calling him an actor is an insult to actors!

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"I'm not saying Affleck is a bad actor

I AM! Calling him an actor is an insult to actors!"

Heck, Affleck was all right as AJ, boyfriend of Bruce Willis' daughter in Armageddon!

How about Superman and Batman vs Alien and Predator?

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Bale pulled it off as Batman, in my opinion a very difficult thing to do. Affleck is not a bad actor, but after watching Daredevil....I just don't want to be subjected to that again. Either they need to get Bale back and pay him a crap load of money or scrape the whole idea? Remember the Hulk? How many actors did we have to go through again?

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At least they didn't get Matt Damon to play the role.

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Hey choiwaruoyaji, is that Jethro Tull in your pic?

Don't Americans get sick of superhero movies?

It's such a childish boring genre...

Obviously not. There're not that bad, and what else are they offering? I guess that's your point. 120 minutes out of your life is not much in the bid picture of things. The Sci Fi movies from the 70's were the best so far, IMO.

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Bad choice. He just seems like he's out to lunch in most of his roles, you just don't feel any passion.

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Magnet

At least they didn't get Matt Damon to play the role.

He's going to be Robin. ; )

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I don't like the choice because he's bad at re-interpreting an already established role. He absolutely butchered the Jack Ryan character previously played by Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford. It was so bad that Hollywood has now given 10 years to let people forget in order to bring the character back.

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He's going to be Robin. ; )

Ah, so that's why someone forwarded me that photo on Facebook with their heads Photoshopped (kinda badly) onto Batman and Robin bodies. I didn't read the blurb...

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Either they need to get Bale back and pay him a crap load of money or scrape the whole idea?

They offered Bale $50 million to reprise Batman, and he turned them down flat. So I agree with the second part of your statement about scrapping the whole idea. Daredevil, Gigli and every other movie where it's painful to watch Affleck act turned people off of watching Ben playing a superhero...or any character really.

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I'm okay with him playing Batman as long as he never smiles. Batman doesn't smile. I guess that's why Joker is always on to him.

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Affleck will be a better Batman than all the rest who have played the role with the possible exception of Adam West.

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The first thing that came to mind was "wow Japanese have another day for april's fool" (in my country, the day of innocents, when you play jokes is December 28th)

Ok, I like Ben Affleck, I do think he can't act, but I did like him in "Dogma", "Armageddon" and "Shakespeare in Love"... hei s the type for romantic comedy, not for action movies, Daredevil was bad, but it was not Affleck's fault 100% (I blame him around 20%)

What I think is that DC is desperate, so they like to show something "exciting", it reeks of desperation, Marvel has done good with Iron Man, Wolverine, Thor and the Avengers movies... so despite the rumors abouts "Justice League", it cannot top Marvel.

Shame. I liked DC better than marvel, and my favorite costumed hero is Batman, but they are destroying everything with these movies, only Christopher Nolan made it better...

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How about Superman and Batman vs Alien and Predator?

Don't give them ideas!

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"He just seems like he's out to lunch in most of his roles, you just don't feel any passion."

You're confusing Ben Affleck with Keanu Reeves.

How about Superman and Batman vs those spider-like aliens in Starship Troopers? Or better yet, those obnoxious grunts fighting the spider-like aliens, lol

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People were outraged when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker, ...we know how that turned out. I hope Ben Affleck absolutely nails it.

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