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UTB -> RE: Too soon. (23/8/2013 6:29:58 AM)

I can't wait to hear his Bat-voice.




Ulmaceae -> RE: (23/8/2013 7:37:44 AM)

Can we get him to direct instead?




jobloffski -> RE: (23/8/2013 7:39:51 AM)

This is an awesome piece of meta casting. Affleck was great in Hollywoodland as the 'from hopeful to failure and then death' George 'TV Superman' Reeves. He can do jaded, and scornful of the Superman heroism/idealism thing because inHollywoodland he did it already.

Daredevil, particularly the extended version is in no way the piece of shit most seem to believe it to be, and I look forward to seeing Affleck in this forthcoming cinematic entertainment.




elyoda -> RE: Argo f**k yourselves (23/8/2013 8:16:41 AM)

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na BATFLECK! (sadly, not the first)

As for an actual opinion, I'm going to admit to already being intrigued to how he'll play it. If he could angle in some of the jaded Loki from 'Dogma' (particularly the murderous bit) that would make for an interesting Batman. Also going back to 'Daredevil', he did play the Murdock part of the role well, so if he can channel that into Wayne, again could give interesting results.




AxlReznor -> RE: U can hear the champagne getting popped... (23/8/2013 8:34:29 AM)

I've always thought Ben Affleck was a good actor (even when he accepted roles in shitty movies), but Daredevil proved that he should never play a superhero. Ever.




AxlReznor -> RE: RE: (23/8/2013 8:36:37 AM)


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ORIGINAL: jobloffski

This is an awesome piece of meta casting. Affleck was great in Hollywoodland as the 'from hopeful to failure and then death' George 'TV Superman' Reeves. He can do jaded, and scornful of the Superman heroism/idealism thing because inHollywoodland he did it already.

Daredevil, particularly the extended version is in no way the piece of shit most seem to believe it to be, and I look forward to seeing Affleck in this forthcoming cinematic entertainment.


Maybe not - though I have no time for either cut - but he was completely miscast in the role and admits as much himself.




waltham1979 -> RE: Sit down...I'm about to rant!! (23/8/2013 9:04:06 AM)


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ORIGINAL: waltham1979

Oh god; this is actually true!! I havent woken up from some horrific nightmare where they have horribly mis-cast Batman with the actor who was horribly mis-cast in Daredevil...this is actually happening! Although this is Snyder, the man who horribly mis-cast everyone but Superman and Johnathan Kent in MOS; and then horribly underused Kevin Costner in his role as Johnathan Kent by making him sacrifice his life with his wife to save a dog from a tornado with a horribly ill concieved idea to film a scene involving a tornado wiping out loads of people, in a town where 5 years previous, an actual tornado actually killed 25 people in that town. To be fair to Jonathan Kent when I was married if I thought my only way out was to run into a tornado I would have taken off all my clothes, written 'suck me off big boy' on my chest and danced my way into that spinning vortex of bad cgi doom. But im not angry or bitter at this casting as I havent seen Affleck do that gritted teeth, mouth open thing for a while, mainly as I make a habit of avoiding films that have Ben Affleck in. But it could be worse; I read yesterday that Orlando Bloom was the favourite for the role, Orlando Bloom who has been horribly miscast in everything; in fact if they were to make a biography on Orlando Bloom called Orlando Bloom: How I Keep Convincing People I Can Act, if the director was to make the film and cast Orlando Bloom as himself, he would be horribly miscast. But im not pissed off about this news; in another announcement from Warner Bros; Helen Mirren has been cast as the new James Bond, directed by Micheal Bay, the film shot entirely in slow motion at sunset and set on a naval base sees James Bond fight off sexism, racism and world peace by blowing everything up...in slow motion.



Oh who the fuck am I kidding; i'll probably go to the cinema and watch it anyway as I am a Batman whore...and it cant be any worse than Batman and Robin or Daredevil can it?....CAN IT?????!!!!!!




blackduck -> RE: Sit down...I'm about to rant!! (23/8/2013 9:05:53 AM)

Will this be the new Craignotbond?

Personally I think he has potential, yes he can be a very cheesy actor, but when he puts his mind to it he's really good.
right now I'm looking forward to it.




AxlReznor -> RE: Sit down...I'm about to rant!! (23/8/2013 9:07:43 AM)

Calm down...




UTB -> RE: Sit down...I'm about to rant!! (23/8/2013 10:38:32 AM)


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ORIGINAL: blackduck

Will this be the new Craignotbond?




the same lol'erific reaction as with Heath Ledger. And Michael Keaton.




Scruffybobby -> RE: Sit down...I'm about to rant!! (23/8/2013 10:52:46 AM)

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ORIGINAL: UTB


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ORIGINAL: blackduck

Will this be the new Craignotbond?




the same lol'erific reaction as with Heath Ledger. And Michael Keaton.


and Anne Hathaway. I like Affleck he's a decent actor, people just don't like him because he's been in some shitty films. I thought Daredevil was a decent enough movie and the director's cut of that is more than decent.  I'm happy to wait and see.




DancingClown -> RE: RE: (23/8/2013 10:55:05 AM)


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ORIGINAL: jobloffski

This is an awesome piece of meta casting. Affleck was great in Hollywoodland as the 'from hopeful to failure and then death' George 'TV Superman' Reeves. He can do jaded, and scornful of the Superman heroism/idealism thing because inHollywoodland he did it already.

Daredevil, particularly the extended version is in no way the piece of shit most seem to believe it to be, and I look forward to seeing Affleck in this forthcoming cinematic entertainment.


Word.




AxlReznor -> RE: Batman vs Superman? (23/8/2013 10:59:58 AM)

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ORIGINAL: Dans_Vices

I don't get this at all, Superman is indestructible (bar kyptonite incursions), Batman was almost beaten to death by a Mexican wrestler. Superman vs Batman - there can be only one winner surely??

Affleck, terrible idea, too much Hollywood cheese factor for me. But I suspect this movie will be a shocking cheese fest.


The Mexican wrestler didn't go up against him until he was physically and mentally weakened from having to round up all of the lunatics that he busted out of the asylum. Which was a particularly shitty move considering all of the shit he said about being the best. In the rematch a few years later, Batman was the clear winner.

Likewise, Batman has managed to defeat Superman every time they've ever had to fight each other through his insane willpower, prep work, a little bit of fight-rigging (kryptonite ring in Hush), and just sheer luck (a nuclear blast blocking the sun in The Dark Knight Returns, thus depriving Superman of his energy source)... not that any of this is relevant to who has been cast as Batman, so I'm not sure why your brought it up.




DancingClown -> RE: Sit down...I'm about to rant!! (23/8/2013 11:00:54 AM)

I'm loving the whole "Batfleck" thing. I'm also laughing at the hordes of squealing internet piggies shitting their little knickers over this. Hysterical. Like UTB said Keaton had it worse, and that was before the internet.




AxlReznor -> RE: Sit down...I'm about to rant!! (23/8/2013 11:07:34 AM)

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ORIGINAL: DancingClown

I'm loving the whole "Batfleck" thing. I'm also laughing at the hordes of squealing internet piggies shitting their little knickers over this. Hysterical. Like UTB said Keaton had it worse, and that was before the internet.


Keaton hadn't already starred as a very similar character before, and proved that he was completely wrong for that kind of role.




DancingClown -> RE: Sit down...I'm about to rant!! (23/8/2013 11:13:48 AM)


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ORIGINAL: AxlReznor

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ORIGINAL: DancingClown

I'm loving the whole "Batfleck" thing. I'm also laughing at the hordes of squealing internet piggies shitting their little knickers over this. Hysterical. Like UTB said Keaton had it worse, and that was before the internet.


Keaton hadn't already starred as a very similar character before, and proved that he was completely wrong for that kind of role.


Keaton was terrific. Subjective, innit.




AxlReznor -> RE: Sit down...I'm about to rant!! (23/8/2013 11:16:44 AM)


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ORIGINAL: DancingClown


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ORIGINAL: AxlReznor

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ORIGINAL: DancingClown

I'm loving the whole "Batfleck" thing. I'm also laughing at the hordes of squealing internet piggies shitting their little knickers over this. Hysterical. Like UTB said Keaton had it worse, and that was before the internet.


Keaton hadn't already starred as a very similar character before, and proved that he was completely wrong for that kind of role.


Keaton was terrific. Subjective, innit.


Yes... Keaton was terrific. My point is, Ben Affleck has already proven he won't be, by appearing in a movie based on what is basically Marvel's version of Batman already. He admits himself that he was miscast in that movie. What makes people think he hasn't been miscast as what is pretty much an identical character, I don't know...

(And I'm sure he'll be good as Bruce Wayne, just as he was good as Matt Murdock... but when he wears the costume he was shit, and will be shit).




DancingClown -> RE: Sit down...I'm about to rant!! (23/8/2013 11:22:05 AM)


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ORIGINAL: AxlReznor


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ORIGINAL: DancingClown


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ORIGINAL: AxlReznor

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ORIGINAL: DancingClown

I'm loving the whole "Batfleck" thing. I'm also laughing at the hordes of squealing internet piggies shitting their little knickers over this. Hysterical. Like UTB said Keaton had it worse, and that was before the internet.


Keaton hadn't already starred as a very similar character before, and proved that he was completely wrong for that kind of role.


Keaton was terrific. Subjective, innit.


Yes... Keaton was terrific. My point is, Ben Affleck has already proven he won't be, by appearing in a movie based on what is basically Marvel's version of Batman already. He admits himself that he was miscast in that movie. What makes people think he hasn't been miscast as what is pretty much an identical character, I don't know...

(And I'm sure he'll be good as Bruce Wayne, just as he was good as Matt Murdock... but when he wears the costume he was shit, and will be shit).


Or maybe not.




AxlReznor -> RE: Sit down...I'm about to rant!! (23/8/2013 11:24:13 AM)

There's no maybe's about it. He was miscast as Daredevil, therefore he has been miscast as Batman.




MonsterCat -> RE: Ben Affleck Is The New Batman (23/8/2013 11:24:28 AM)

It's good to see y'all have a sense of perspective about this and are willing to give Affleck a chance. Seriously, it's like IMDB during his Gigli/Jersey Girl era in this place.

Batman was my guy when I was a kid, I still have some affection for the character and it's a shame when an actor gets him wrong (I'm looking at you, Kilmer and Clooney), but I say give Affleck a chance. Yes, he's a better director than an actor but this could be one of the few times he gets right.

And even if he is terrible and the film sucks it's not the end of the world.




AxlReznor -> RE: Ben Affleck Is The New Batman (23/8/2013 11:28:47 AM)

I actually didn't mind Jersey Girl... I thought that got a bad rap purely because of Jennifer Lopez' involvement, and while it's not a fantastic film, it's a pretty sweet guilty pleasure, and Affleck gives a good performance in it. Never bothered watching Gigli, though. I think he's a fine actor, and am a big fan of some of his stuff... he's just not right for Batman, and I don't need to give him a chance, because I gave him a chance with Daredevil and he should have learnt to stay well away from superheroes from that.

I agree that it won't be the end of the world... but this is the internet. If we can't over-react here, where can we? [:D]




DancingClown -> RE: Ben Affleck Is The New Batman (23/8/2013 11:32:48 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Oroborous

This just confirms that, whether he'll give a good performance or not, it's just damn lazy casting.


Or perhaps very smart casting. It's got everyone talking that's for sure.




DancingClown -> RE: Sit down...I'm about to rant!! (23/8/2013 11:34:19 AM)


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ORIGINAL: AxlReznor

There's no maybe's about it. He was miscast as Daredevil, therefore he has been miscast as Batman.


I understand the trepidation, but the guy's older and wiser now. And Batman is a very different super-hero.

I look forward to this motion picture.




Oroborous -> RE: Ben Affleck Is The New Batman (23/8/2013 11:39:13 AM)


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ORIGINAL: DancingClown

Or perhaps very smart casting. It's got everyone talking that's for sure.


How is that the definition of smart casting? If they cast John Goodman in the role it would get everyone talking, but that'd be terrible casting, because his voice wouldn't sound right.
And if they're measuring the success of a casting choice on whether it stirs up a strong vocal reaction or not, then that's definitely lazy.




MonsterCat -> RE: Ben Affleck Is The New Batman (23/8/2013 11:50:10 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Oroborous

How is that the definition of smart casting? If they cast John Goodman in the role it would get everyone talking, but that'd be terrible casting, because his voice wouldn't sound right.


Really? His voice would be your main point of contention about Goodman as Batman? [:D]




Filmfan 2 -> RE: RE: (23/8/2013 11:50:32 AM)

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ORIGINAL: markmilham

I honestly don't think Affleck will ruin this film. He's learnt a lot since Daredevil. If anyone will ruin this film, its Zak Snyder.


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ORIGINAL: jobloffski

This is an awesome piece of meta casting. Affleck was great in Hollywoodland as the 'from hopeful to failure and then death' George 'TV Superman' Reeves. He can do jaded, and scornful of the Superman heroism/idealism thing because inHollywoodland he did it already.

Daredevil, particularly the extended version is in no way the piece of shit most seem to believe it to be, and I look forward to seeing Affleck in this forthcoming cinematic entertainment.


Both of these.




DancingClown -> RE: Ben Affleck Is The New Batman (23/8/2013 11:53:49 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Oroborous


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ORIGINAL: DancingClown

Or perhaps very smart casting. It's got everyone talking that's for sure.


How is that the definition of smart casting? If they cast John Goodman in the role it would get everyone talking, but that'd be terrible casting, because his voice wouldn't sound right.
And if they're measuring the success of a casting choice on whether it stirs up a strong vocal reaction or not, then that's definitely lazy.


But there are many who approve of this casting choice and don't think it's lazy, like myself. But there's room for a good debate. And whilst I didn't really have any interest before in this film, I now do. And it's not just because I'm shocked or surprised at the choice but because I like the guy and am interested to see what he brings to the role, now that he's older and wiser. To me that's smart casting.

I'm old enough to remember Batfans burning effigies of Michael Keaton back in the late 80s. Nowadays they just go straight to the internet because making effigies takes too much effort.




waltham1979 -> RE: Ben Affleck Is The New Batman (23/8/2013 11:54:44 AM)


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ORIGINAL: AxlReznor

I actually didn't mind Jersey Girl... I thought that got a bad rap purely because of Jennifer Lopez' involvement, and while it's not a fantastic film, it's a pretty sweet guilty pleasure, and Affleck gives a good performance in it. Never bothered watching Gigli, though. I think he's a fine actor, and am a big fan of some of his stuff... he's just not right for Batman, and I don't need to give him a chance, because I gave him a chance with Daredevil and he should have learnt to stay well away from superheroes from that.

I agree that it won't be the end of the world... but this is the internet. If we can't over-react here, where can we? [:D]


I'm assuming this is thinly veiled dig at my rant? Didn't say I wouldn't give him a chance, just think he is a terrible actor. I referenced to Daredevil as their are similarities between the two characters and he is shit in it. I thought I was being fairly humorous and was actually taking the piss out of myself and hysterical fan reaction to his casting. I did also discuss Orlando Bloom, MOS, my desire to be sucked off by a tornado and my ex-wife in my post...thought you would have got that but never mind.

Guess I'm not as funny as I thought but hey ho! [:)]




AxlReznor -> RE: Ben Affleck Is The New Batman (23/8/2013 11:55:45 AM)

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ORIGINAL: waltham1979


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ORIGINAL: AxlReznor

I actually didn't mind Jersey Girl... I thought that got a bad rap purely because of Jennifer Lopez' involvement, and while it's not a fantastic film, it's a pretty sweet guilty pleasure, and Affleck gives a good performance in it. Never bothered watching Gigli, though. I think he's a fine actor, and am a big fan of some of his stuff... he's just not right for Batman, and I don't need to give him a chance, because I gave him a chance with Daredevil and he should have learnt to stay well away from superheroes from that.

I agree that it won't be the end of the world... but this is the internet. If we can't over-react here, where can we? [:D]


I'm assuming this is thinly veiled dig at my rant? Didn't say I wouldn't give him a chance, just think he is a terrible actor. I referenced to Daredevil as their are similarities between the two characters and he is shit in it. I thought I was being fairly humorous and was actually taking the piss out of myself and hysterical fan reaction to his casting. I did also discuss Orlando Bloom, MOS, my desire to be sucked off by a tornado and my ex-wife in my post...thought you would have got that but never mind.

Guess I'm not as funny as I thought but hey ho! [:)]


No, it was a response to MonsterCat. [;)]




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