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#61 sendme   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5110 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:37 AM

I will judge when I see the film, like I have the rest.  I think he would be better for a younger Batman/Wayne.  I all depends on the script for the movie and besides if he fucks it up Kevin Smith will have a lot to say on his tours that he does.


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#62 detectiveconan16   Batbutt. So Jealous. CAGiversary!   5618 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:30 AM

If there was no Reindeer games and this was a more amicable world, Kevin Smith would've written a Batman/Superman movie I would be fine with Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader and really happy that Matt Damon is the Man of Steel.

 

Instead we got a cynical Superman movie that oozed with edginess thanks to the supremely genius work of Zack Synder. Affleck will definitely make a good addition to the franchise.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:38 AM

I know Affleck has become respected behind the camera, but hadnt heard anything about his acting having gotten better.

If people say he has, Ill hold onto some hope. But he has a worse record than Ledger did, and he isnt having to play a character that tests his acting chops like Ledger did transforming into the Joker.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:32 PM

What's next? Taking the Human Torch and casting him as Captain America?

Very good - funny! How about casting Mr. Mom as Batman?

 

I have mixed feelings. Obviously, he's a fan of the comic books, and probably knows the history of the character better than any other A list actor (Cage is a fan of comics too). So, that's a plus. 

 

How much acting will there really be anyway -- if this movie is anything like The Man of Steel, it will be filled with an hour and a half (at least) of things blowing up and fight scenes. 


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:45 PM

Bale was in many crap movies too. People just arent aware of them




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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:56 PM

Affleck is 6'4" and definitely has the chin for Bruce Wayne, Batman. He'll need to hit the gym, but I'm confident he can pull off Bruce Wayne, we'll have to see how the script and suit look before passing judgement on him as Batman.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 04:32 PM

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Every one was shocked about Michael Keaton and personally, I think he was the best Batman, so maybe we'll be surprised.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 05:02 PM


Every one was shocked about Michael Keaton and personally, I think he was the best Batman, so maybe we'll be surprised.

 

I liked his Batman, it was his Bruce Wayne that bothered me. I feel Bale played up the "billionaire playboy" role up well and the distinction between his Wayne in the spotlight, Wayne with personal friends, and Batman was better than anyone else.

 

It was that damn voice though...



#69 bigdaddybruce44   Murders & Executions CAGiversary!   13295 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 05:02 PM

As others have already touched upon, at the time that Keaton was announced for Batman '89, people that it was an absolutely absurd choice. I don't think Affleck is a very good choice, but I will wait and see. Still going to see the movie no matter what.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:53 PM

Meh, none of the Bruces were as good, IMO, as B:TAS' Bruce Wayne. He was personable, friendly, sarcastic, and a believeable human being. After TNBA, this didn't happen again until The Batman

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:55 PM

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#72 Duo_Maxwell   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5748 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:53 PM

Affleck is a safe choice for WB. A god awful choice for fans. Affleck is an awesome director I think, but his acting is right at about average. IMO his range is fairly limited making him a terrible choice for Batman/Bruce Wayne. They may make it work depending on the script, but I think it's a wasted oppertunity to really use an actor that fit the role a lot better. This role should have easily gone to either Anson Mount or Jensen Ackles...



#73 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   36211 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:08 PM

Affleck is a safe choice for WB. A god awful choice for fans. Affleck is an awesome director I think, but his acting is right at about average. IMO his range is fairly limited making him a terrible choice for Batman/Bruce Wayne. They may make it work depending on the script, but I think it's a wasted oppertunity to really use an actor that fit the role a lot better. This role should have easily gone to either Anson Mount or Jensen Ackles...

Yes, a D or C list actor would have been much better.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:01 PM

Affleck is a safe choice for WB. A god awful choice for fans. Affleck is an awesome director I think, but his acting is right at about average. IMO his range is fairly limited making him a terrible choice for Batman/Bruce Wayne. They may make it work depending on the script, but I think it's a wasted oppertunity to really use an actor that fit the role a lot better. This role should have easily gone to either Anson Mount or Jensen Ackles...

Anson Mount was a name that has been popping in my mind after seeing the first two seasons of Hell on Wheels. I think he would have been a great choice (but he might be under contract with AMC for Hell on Wheels currently).

 

After all, Henry Cavill wasn't exactly an elite property before becoming supes. It could have worked, but WB just wanted to be safe. I doubt it will pan out, but you can't blame them for being safe. 


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#75 DNukem170   I plan 3 times faster than other birbs! CAGiversary!   7098 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:37 PM

I doubt it will pan out, but you can't blame them for being safe.


Especially since DC Movies don't print money like Marvel Movies do right now.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:14 AM

Yes, a D or C list actor would have been much better.

 

The fact is  that very few top-notch "A-List" actors would freshly step into a superhero role after they've become really famous. Also simply being famous or A-List doesn't make you a good actor and it certainly doesn't mean you're a good choice for a major role. By your standards, we could just throw Justin Timberlake or Robert Pattinson in there.

 

Plus I don't think I'd call Affleck an "A-List" actor.  Guess how many "A-List"  large, nationwide released films Affleck has starred in in the last 3 years in which he did not direct? Zero. Chrisitan Bale maybe had 2 or 3 top-billed, starring roles I can think of before being cast as Batman and he was like 12 years old for one of those.

 

There's also the fact that Anson Mount has starred in a critically accalaimed (mostly) TV show for the past 3 years. Jensen Ackles has starred in a primetime TV show for the past 9 years (yes, it is on the CW so not many really watch it), and he has also voiced the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the DC's/Wb's animated feaures before. He's not A-List, but I think he's far from a D-List nobody.



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:28 AM

Anson Mount was a name that has been popping in my mind after seeing the first two seasons of Hell on Wheels. I think he would have been a great choice (but he might be under contract with AMC for Hell on Wheels currently).

 

After all, Henry Cavill wasn't exactly an elite property before becoming supes. It could have worked, but WB just wanted to be safe. I doubt it will pan out, but you can't blame them for being safe. 

As much as I do like Hell on Wheels, I unfortunately do not see it making it past this season. It was lucky to get renewed for a 3rd and now they have thrown it to the Saturday death time-slot. Then again AMC will need to replace the Breaking Bad time-slot with something.

 

I think the Batman role is a little more accepted by Hollywood thanks in large part to Nolan/Bale's work. I don't think you'll ever get a big name star to take a Superman role. I think the Hollywood mainstream still sees the role as cursed. But I don't mind Henry Cavill in it. Man of Steel wasn't the best movie I saw this summer, but i think Cavill did pretty well in the role given what it was. Like you said though, I can't really blame them for wanting to play it safe. Man of Steel made bank at the box office (though it also had a huge budget too), so WB most likely thought going to somebody more off-book to play Batman in the next parts of the DC franchise would be tampring with a good thing.



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:41 AM

The fact is  that very few top-notch "A-List" actors would freshly step into a superhero role after they've become really famous. Also simply being famous or A-List doesn't make you a good actor and it certainly doesn't mean you're a good choice for a major role. By your standards, we could just throw Justin Timberlake or Robert Pattinson in there.

 

Plus I don't think I'd call Affleck an "A-List" actor.  Guess how many "A-List"  large, nationwide released films Affleck has starred in in the last 3 years in which he did not direct? Zero. Chrisitan Bale maybe had 2 or 3 top-billed, starring roles I can think of before being cast as Batman and he was like 12 years old for one of those.

 

There's also the fact that Anson Mount has starred in a critically accalaimed (mostly) TV show for the past 3 years. Jensen Ackles has starred in a primetime TV show for the past 9 years (yes, it is on the CW so not many really watch it), and he has also voiced the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the DC's/Wb's animated feaures before. He's not A-List, but I think he's far from a D-List nobody.

 

So because he wrote and/or directed the good movies he's acted in that means they don't count? He's just more careful about the roles he takes. He swore off superhero movies after Daredevil, and then with the Batman/JL rumors earlier he said he won't act in movies he doesn't direct. Guess he saw something he liked and decided to take the role.

 

He wants to be in good things, can't really blame him for that. Besides, he's a better actor now than he was in Daredevil, which was 10 years ago. People need to get over that.


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:56 AM

He was good in town and who will play as joker


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 01:08 AM

who will play as joker


There's no guarentee Joker will be in the movie. It would probably make the most sense for Rupert Thorne to be the Bat-villain, but if they want a more colorful villain I could see them using Clayface. Could even have Lex be responsible for his creation.

I don't see them using any of the villains from the Nolan saga, except maybe Crane.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 01:21 AM

I really hope no Joker. He's too overused.

 

Also hope for no Lex Luthor since he's always in Superman movies, but he'll probably be in Superman/Batman and if not, Justice League.


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#82 DNukem170   I plan 3 times faster than other birbs! CAGiversary!   7098 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:21 AM

I really hope no Joker. He's too overused.

Also hope for no Lex Luthor since he's always in Superman movies, but he'll probably be in Superman/Batman and if not, Justice League.


Since they didn't show him in MoS, they almost have to use him in the sequel. I just hope he's more Clancy Brown than Gene Hackman.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:51 AM

matt damen as joker :lol:


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:15 AM

I really don't know how I feel about this right now...I just got back from vacation with limited internet and read this yesterday.  Need a few days for it to soak in.



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:22 AM

Yeah, I seriously hope that if they use Joker at all it won't be until the third movie in Affleck's inevitable solo Batman trilogy. I've been going through some major Joker fatigue ever since Arkham City - so I'm not exactly thrilled about him being around in Arkham origins to begin with, let alone another movie. 

 

I would, however, like someone to take another crack at Bane sometime. Joker was played perfectly by two great actors in two movies - Bane's character, however, has been warped to suit the director's 'vision' twice, both times as a simple henchman. Riddler could be good for another go too, if they re-enviison him as a much more twisted (almost Jigsaw-like) mastermind similar to the Arkham City version. Killer Croc is probably off the table because ASM used The Lizard recently, Clayface would take a lot of CGI but I'd love to see him in a movie regardless... but hell, I think Hush is the villain I'd like to see done in a movie the most. 

 

Staying on topic, though, how likely does it even seem that they'll use a Batman villain in Superman/Batman at all? I hadn't even considered it until Starmask brought up Joker. I'd like to think that it'll still be Superman's show - I don't see any need for Batman to hijiack the movie to that extent. His appearance alone would be enough for me.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:20 PM

Well looks like Bryan Cranston will be playing Lex Luthor



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:27 PM

Well looks like Bryan Cranston will be playing Lex Luthor

 

So going from playing Walter White to Lex Luthor?  Somehow that isn't much of a stretch.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:34 PM

So going from playing Walter White to Lex Luthor?  Somehow that isn't much of a stretch.

Or Cohaagen from Total Recall.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:42 PM

That Bryan Cranston news should be taken with a huge grain of salt, as it apparently originates from the Daily Mail. I've yet to see any reputable sites report it simply because there doesn't seem to be a reliable source - hell, comicbookmovie.com hasn't even posted it on the front page and their rep is mostly spotty.

 

Unless I missed something...


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:49 AM

Since this film will be from the MoS team, isn't this still a Superman movie? Batman should be the antagonist of course. The villain they'll inevitably team up against will be ancillary.