Ben Affleck to Play Batman?

on Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:26 am

Has anyone else heard that Ben Affleck (of all people) is going to play Batman?! He'll be playing the part in a mash up Man of Steel vs. Batman film opposite Henry Cavill. The movie will also feature Man of Steel stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. It's slated to start filming in 2014 and released in 2015. 

Granted, Affleck is just as handsome as the other Batmen but I don't know if he can pull this off. Remember the last time he played a superhero? Daredevil wasn't the greatest film, to say the least. The director Zack Snyder said, "(Affleck) 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," said Snyder. "I can't wait to work with him." 

What do you think of this news? 


17 Replies

Ben Affleck as Batman on Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:06 am

I haven't watched any of the films from the Batman franchise, but I have to agree that super hero roles and Ben Affleck don't mix. I wish Henry Cavill had an actor brother who could take the Batman role though. ;P

Ben Affleck as Batman on Aug 23, 2013 @ 03:33 pm

I don't think it will work out. Everybody who sees this movie will have already seen Christian Bale as Batman and I think those shoes are too big for Ben Affleck to fill.

Eek... on Aug 23, 2013 @ 04:15 pm

Yeah, this isn't going to be good. And needless to say, the internet has spoken, and it is not happy.

meh on Aug 23, 2013 @ 05:21 pm

My problem is that I lovvvve Christian Bale and find it difficult to see anybody in this role. He has just the right darkness to the role whereas Ben Affleck? I still see the slightly goofy guy from Armageddon in him. Not buyin' it.

I'm not anti-Ben in general. I just think he's not the right fit for this role.

. on Aug 26, 2013 @ 07:59 am

I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt, while I haven't seen daredevil I have seen most recently 'The Town' and 'Argo' which he did a fantastic job in both
Batman is a pretty big character, so I wish him all the best. People are already petitioning the white house to get them to prevent him from being Batman. He has a tough road ahead of him

.... on Aug 26, 2013 @ 01:21 pm

Ben Affleck? REALLY?

Omg. This is just going to be a disaster.

hmmmm on Aug 26, 2013 @ 09:27 pm

Just not feeling it.

I love superheros and those types of movies, but I'm kind of sick of the re-do's too soon. I didn't even watch the newest Spiderman all the way though. I didn't love the over-brooding of Christian Bale in the last series. It's just lack of imagination that we have a new series of Batman every decade. I'm not seeing that this project will be great... but I'm a sucker so I'll probably watch it.

Really!?! on Aug 26, 2013 @ 09:32 pm

I agree, i don't think Ben Affleck is the right chose for this role

hmmm on Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

I think he will be good!

Ben on Aug 27, 2013 @ 03:10 pm

I am a big fan of Michael Keaton batman, nobody did it better. My second fav was Christian Bale.

Ben will be a cutie and I think he will be better than George & Val but I don't think he is suited properly for the part.

I would have liked if Michael Fassbender was considered. He's a very good actor.

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