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Reply #30 posted 08/23/13 7:52am

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Ben Affleck Working Out Two Hours a Day for Batman Role in Man of Steel Sequel

The Jacked Crusader! Ben Affleck has been cast to play Batman opposite Henry Cavill's Superman in the planned Man of Steel sequel -- and the Oscar-winning hunk, 41, has already begun intense training to fill the iconic superhero's suit. A source tells Us Weekly that the actor, director and father of three has been working hard to get buff -- training two hours a day to transform his physique.


Affleck's surprise casting in the DC Comics-based film was announced late Thursday, Aug. 22 by Warner Bros. "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,," explained Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.' president of creative development and worldwide production.

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Reply #31 posted 08/23/13 8:14am

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Ben Affleck is the new Batman

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Reply #32 posted 08/23/13 9:03am

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Ben Affleck is the new Batman

The only way Ben Affleck is believable as Batman is if he were rescuing suburban hipsters from bad coffee in a strip mall somewhere out in Iowa. Other than that, I don't see how this is going to work!

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Reply #33 posted 08/23/13 9:28am

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Reply #34 posted 08/23/13 10:31am

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Superman vs. Batman in itself is a dumb idea.

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Reply #35 posted 08/23/13 12:25pm

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Phishanga said:

Superman vs. Batman in itself is a dumb idea.

batman mad because supes could not take 45 seconds out of his day to help out with Bain.

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Reply #36 posted 08/23/13 1:52pm

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Phishanga said:

Superman vs. Batman in itself is a dumb idea.

do urself a favour and read Frank Miller's THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS

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Reply #37 posted 08/23/13 1:57pm

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Greg Silverman is such a tool, looks like WB is again in clumsy, greedy, clueless, garrulous hands...

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Reply #38 posted 08/23/13 2:08pm

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JoeTyler said:

Phishanga said:

Superman vs. Batman in itself is a dumb idea.

do urself a favour and read Frank Miller's THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS

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I have it! Read it at least twice. Like it very much. But you know Hollywood won't do it justice. NO way. I think it's ok for a comic but as a movie... no.

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Reply #39 posted 08/23/13 2:12pm

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I am so fucking over superhero Hollywood bullshit 'franchises'.
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Reply #40 posted 08/23/13 2:41pm

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Phishanga said:

JoeTyler said:

do urself a favour and read Frank Miller's THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS

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I have it! Read it at least twice. Like it very much. But you know Hollywood won't do it justice. NO way. I think it's ok for a comic but as a movie... no.

Well they aren't doing a film adaptation of the book. They'll be using parts of it to make the film. I'm down with the Bats/Supes idea.

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Reply #41 posted 08/23/13 2:58pm

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mynameisnotsusan said:

I am so fucking over superhero Hollywood bullshit 'franchises'.

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Reply #42 posted 08/23/13 4:19pm

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Phishanga said:

Superman vs. Batman in itself is a dumb idea.

Exactly. These two characters can coexist in comics and cartoons, but trying it in a live-action movie is not a good idea.

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Reply #43 posted 08/23/13 5:01pm

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I like Ben...I'm gonna give it a chance. biggrin

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Reply #44 posted 08/23/13 7:25pm

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JoeTyler said:

Phishanga said:

Superman vs. Batman in itself is a dumb idea.

do urself a favour and read Frank Miller's THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS

wink

yeahthat If they were REALLY going to be true to that comic Hamm would be recast as Kal-El.

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Reply #45 posted 08/23/13 9:16pm

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Reply #46 posted 08/24/13 5:17am

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I guess Hollywood wants people to like Superman more again than Batman... Perfect move from that point of view...

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Reply #47 posted 08/24/13 6:02am

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PurpleJedi said: tinaz said: Who cares about his acting... its how he's going to fill the suit that matters!! drooling fishslap for here:fishslap: for FB ......................................................................................................booty!
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Reply #48 posted 08/25/13 4:11am

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He fit the suit!

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Reply #49 posted 08/25/13 7:37am

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Revolution said:

He fit the suit!

If the cowl fits it'll be a hit!

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Reply #50 posted 08/25/13 8:09am

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I think he'all be good as Clooney and Kilmer. smile
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Reply #51 posted 08/25/13 1:15pm

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Damn...they have fucked up Batman just like Spidey disbelief I want Bale Back lol

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Reply #52 posted 08/25/13 3:27pm

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I actually watched Argo the same night I heard the news.

The guy's made no less than three truly legit flicks.

So I will cut him some slack and trust that he and Snyder (with Nolan's input) will give us a passable Batman. It's fashionable to bash Man of Steel but it's a good movie in its own right. It's about on par with Batman Begins in terms of reboots. With a decent Luthor plotline the sequel could take off.

On second thought, Affleck alone can't take the movie down.

When we really look at it the Jokers have been more iconic than the Batmen in terms of movies.

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Reply #53 posted 08/25/13 3:37pm

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Reply #54 posted 08/25/13 4:06pm

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I think he'all be good as Clooney and Kilmer. smile


And we survived Kilmer.... lol

Imma give Ben the benefit of the doubt that he can pull this off.

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Reply #55 posted 08/26/13 3:07am

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Ben's true Gifts are his Writing/Producing/Directing. He's not a bad actor whatsoever. He's just decent to mediocre. Women don't care about his acting skills they simply like his Face so the theatre will be packed with Chicks this-go-round.

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I will say this...Years ago when I heard that brilliant actor Edward Norton was gonna play "The Hulk" I laughed because I couldnt picture him pulling off that role...It was out of his element...Ed was awesome and the flick was a HIT. Shame on the Studio for dumping him as a Future "hulk" due to finding another actor with a Prettier face.

So I'm gonna hold out before I say Ben is gonna fuck up Batman....

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Reply #56 posted 08/26/13 3:27am

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Chancellor said:

Ben's true Gifts are his Writing/Producing/Directing. He's not a bad actor whatsoever. He's just decent to mediocre. Women don't care about his acting skills they simply like his Face so the theatre will be packed with Chicks this-go-round.

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I will say this...Years ago when I heard that brilliant actor Edward Norton was gonna play "The Hulk" I laughed because I couldnt picture him pulling off that role...It was out of his element...Ed was awesome and the flick was a HIT. Shame on the Studio for dumping him as a Future "hulk" due to finding another actor with a Prettier face.

So I'm gonna hold out before I say Ben is gonna fuck up Batman....


I think you have that backwards. Ed Norton didn't want to continue as the Hulk, so the studio had to find another actor.

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Reply #57 posted 08/26/13 6:25am

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I was watching that movie with the little girl that he did with J-Lo (can't remember the name and won't waste time googling it)...

The whole cast was awesome, and the story was decent, but Ben was so wooden and unbelievable as a "grieving widower" who used to be a fancy Manhattan go-getter.

neutral Sorry. Not believable. He was the same character that he always plays. Just with a cute little girl at his side.

I also saw most of "Paycheck" on cable the other day.

Interesting (yet ludicrous) premise aside; he did NOT fit the "action hero" role. No way was it believable that his dork ass could beat up all those trained goons after him. Nope.

I just don't see Affleck kicking ass. Sorry. Granted, NO ONE could picture Michael Keaton kicking ass before 1989 either...but he was so good in the role (and the movie had enough camp built into it) that it worked marvelously.

hmph! Me no like.

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Reply #58 posted 08/27/13 5:20am

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Report: Bryan Cranston Cast as Lex Luthor in 'Man of Steel'

'Breaking Bad' star has reportedly signed a multi-film deal


After five seasons of playing Walter White, the chemist-turned-meth-kingpin on AMC's Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston has racked up plenty of evil-doer experience. And according to report from Cosmic Book News, he'll boost his villian credentials even further by playing Superman nemesis Lex Luthor in the upcoming sequel for Man of Steel.


Better Batmen Than Ben Affleck: See Who's a Better Fit for the Role

Cranston has reportedly signed a deal that includes at least six appearances (and possibly more), meaning that his character will appear in a variety of films set within the inter-connected DC Comics universe.


"Cranston is truly a dream casting for Luthor," a source told Cosmic Book News.

This news follows last week's controversial announcement that Ben Affleck has signed on...lay Batman in the same film. The actor reportedly inked a deal that includes 13 total appearances.

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Reply #59 posted 08/27/13 6:00am

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I thought Ben Affleck is now removed from the role

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