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Ben Affleck is Batman for 'Man of Steel' Sequel - Confirmed!

Ben Affleck is Batman for 'Man of Steel' Sequel - Confirmed!

Ben Affleck has officially been chosen to play Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel!

The 41-year-old actor will star alongside Henry Cavill in the movie that will bring Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen!

Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman,” director Zack Snyder said in a statement (via Hypable). “He 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. I can’t wait to work with him.”

The film is set to go into production in 2014 with a release date of July 17, 2015. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane are all confirmed to return for the film.

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122 Responses to “Ben Affleck is Batman for 'Man of Steel' Sequel - Confirmed!”

  1. 1
    James Says:

    Ben Affleck as Batman? What? I just can’t see it.

  2. 2
    Candice Says:

    Well that was shocking. He wasnt even in my mind about playing Batman.

  3. 3
    jhy Says:

    I am so happy about this. He will be much better than Bale was.

  4. 4
    saadgkhan Says:

    That’s just horrible, first he got Gone Girl and Now This.. THAT’S HORRIBLE!!!!!!! BOOOOO!!!!

  5. 5
    ummmmm Says:

    wtf really..that dude is like a pansy ass man..he tried comic character Daredevil..sucked…met his wife ur, on top of the world give it up when ur ahead…christian bale is Batman….****** ass news

  6. 6
    Vivian Says:

    Holy smokes!
    I gotta admit, he wasn’t in my list of potentials at all.
    But, he does have that older/wiser quality.

    Guess we’re going to completely wipe him as Daredevil from our minds, it’s the only way he’ll get the fair chance he deserves…

  7. 7
    amika Says:

    oh no…. oh no oh no oh no oh no

  8. 8
    MXz Says:

    IMO, not a good choice. But I guess, I can’t say until its actually seen on the screen. I just can’t see it. There were so many other great candidates who could’ve been batman.

  9. 9
    Jenny Says:

    a joke and an epic failure…

  10. 10
    alexandrina Says:

    @jhy: i can see Affleck as batman because he wears mask, but as Bruce Wayne and batman Bale’s the best ..

  11. 11
    Nah! Says:

    You’ve got to be kidding me. He will fail the franchise. It’s about time to quit going to the movies. Too many horrible actors out there and if they make 1-2 great movies, it’s like so what, it doesn’t mean you continue acting. Ben A has no talent and has no depth. His wife is a better actor than he is. I feel sorry for her taking care of their children and him too!

  12. 12
    ella Says:

    Gross. What a waste of a role. Batman is suppose to be mysterious, cool, smart magnate and so much more. Ben Affleck is no Batman. Golly. I won’t be watching. Be is doofy and mostly lame. Start a petition people.

  13. 13
    HCfan Says:

    mmm, at least he’s a good actor.
    Henry still going to be the eye candy :P

  14. 14
    amber Says:

    he has done bad movies but what actor hasn’t hes an award winning actor and im sure he will do the movie justice. its better than actors such as joe manganiello who can’t act at all without having to have his shirt off. ben is a great actor and anyone who says different needs to do something better with their time then hate on people more successful than you

  15. 15
    Kate Says:

    Hmm …

  16. 16
    ali Says:

    whats?!

  17. 17
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  18. 18
    George Carlin Says:

    They should call the movie Lumberjack vs Luberjack….Thumbs Down!!!

  19. 19
    Fishnuts Says:

    WTF?!!! That’s it for me. Screw him and screw everybody who allowed this to happen.

  20. 20
    Pandora Says:

    I’m just sad, really, really sad. I can not believe out of all the actors in Hollywood they chose him. I mean WHY???? Dear God why?????

  21. 21
    GGGive Says:

    he has the voice ….. but when he did daredevil he said he couldn’t do another movie with masks it was degrading and stupid blah blah blah… now this???

  22. 22
    ... Says:

    Bring back Michael keaton!

  23. 23
    Lena Says:

    Oh no!! He is so wrong for this!! He’s such a wimp. He must know the right people.

  24. 24
    Lena Says:

    @:
    He’d be much better than Ben!

  25. 25
    EternalSunshine Says:

    This is no-sense, Wes Bentley was the best candidate to be Batman, Ben does not fit with Batman, Wes is more dark, more like Batman.

  26. 26
    DV8 Says:

    No why?????!!! I love Ben don’t get me wrong but I just don’t see him as Batman after watching Christian Bale perfect Bruce Wayne.

  27. 27
    Pandora Says:

    I’m seriously going to cry. He’s going to ruin Batman and Superman all in one swift motion. They say that the Superman actors are cursed, now we see how this will ruin things for Henry. Curse of the Affleck!

  28. 28
    Joker Says:

    hahahahahahahahahaaaaaaa………..

  29. 29
    britney spears Says:

    MAMA SPEARS DON’T LIKE DIS

  30. 30
    //// Says:

    He’s not a good actor but it doesn’t take much acting to be Batman, so he’ll probably fit the role just fine (I did enjoy Bale, Keaton and Kilmer). The villians are the main attraction anyways!!

  31. 31
    Desperate Says:

    Superheros are so yesterday…

  32. 32
    Finally Says:

    About 12 years too late. No one can do it better than Bale

  33. 33
    mfb Says:

    horrible!!!!! worst decision ever!

  34. 34
    essie Says:

    LOL what a joke

  35. 35
    Lovely Says:

    Nnnnooooooo!! I like Ben but he is no Batman. Did they not see Daredevil!?

  36. 36
    amber Says:

    they need to just give up on the batman movies. its overplayed and they will never do better the what heath ledger did in the dark knight. im so done with overplayed superhero movies.

  37. 37
    mimi Says:

    let see how he can works on BATMAN versus bale. its interesting enough to pick him to play a legendary superhero characters. he need to learn from RDJ.

  38. 38
    Roxy Says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA You gotta be kidding!!
    He’s already another superhero: Daredevil! Remember? He was a MARVEL face before, and he will always be! No way he’s also Batman.
    You can not be a MARVEL poor-project-of-superhero once, and then,
    like it’s no big deal, a DC Master of Masters Superhero!
    It’s like oil and water, at least to me, it’s a No-no.
    IT’S BATMAN FOR GOD’S SAKE! BATMAN!
    Obviously, it’s a joke. No way, ever. Undeniably impossible.

  39. 39
    ace11 Says:

    How about J – Lo for BAT GIRL????

    YES

  40. 40
    Roxy Says:

    @amika: EXACTLY! :O

  41. 41
    guest Says:

    @ace11: Yes, now we are talking ratings if Jlow is batwoman. I will def see the movie!

  42. 42
    Ada_ Says:

    noooooooooooooooo

  43. 43
    Shamrock Says:

    Incredible and utterly shocked of the news tonight regarding Mr. Affleck.
    I have been a fan of his since his low point(Gigli era), and read many articles and viewed several interviews of Ben stating he would NOT make another Superhero film going forward. Now, a BIG change in his direction, and why?? Especially, after his recent accolades of ARGO and ramp up in the directing world.
    Well, I did see “Man of Steel”, and it was entertaining. Also, I would not miss a moment to see Mr. Affleck in a Batman costume, and saving the world from all the darkness.
    So, cheers to him and the cast of this upcoming film!!!
    Peace*Love

    P.S. I’m patiently waiting for Matty and Benny to reunite on the big screen together.

  44. 44
    fechi Says:

    Why is this a monumental JOKE ?
    Why do you think there wasn’t Dare Devil 2?

  45. 45
    fiona Says:

    He was not ever in my mind to play Batman. They should just stop with the batman movies for awhile. I really liked Bale and Ledger together. That was the best one.

  46. 46
    just sayin Says:

    Lmao, its like these two his wife and him keep getting movies w/o being good actors…who is doing who.

  47. 47
    Happy Says:

    BEN AS BATMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEEEHAWWWWWWWWWW

  48. 48
    Dd Says:

    I like Ben, but not as Batman.

  49. 49
    Jessie Says:

    Hahahaha! Oh, they’re serious. He’ll do for Batman what he did for Daredevil.

  50. 50
    Crazy town Says:

    It’s like the same boring set of actors in every movie…zzzzzzzz. Putting batman and superman together is stupid, how many times can you retread these tired stories? On top of that MOS is gay.

  51. 51
    amy Wiryawan Says:

    Good.I am so happy about this. He will be much better than Bale was

  52. 52
    Amy Says:

    Oh, Ben. *sigh* Why do you keep trying to act?

    Matt Damon is the talented actor, not you.

    Your talent is as a director. Just keep doing that.

  53. 53
    Sofia Says:

    @amy Wiryawan: @amy Wiryawan: are you drunk??? Ben better than Bale LOL HAHAHAHAHAHAHA waht a joke!

  54. 54
    Nana Says:

    LOL! at least Ben American. No more merits. We will wait for Batman in Batman stories. This is the story of Superman. In others, there will be another Batman movie, not Ben.

  55. 55
    alexandrina Says:

    never mind.. Superman vs Batman = GAY
    no wonder Bale doesn’t want to be any part of this movie…

  56. 56
    fardous Says:

    im happy 4 him , he is steping more , i think bez he win oscar

  57. 57
    Amy Says:

    This is a joke!
    “He has the acting chops…” – Zack Snyder, are you crazy? Ben Affleck CAN’T ACT!!! COME ON!
    He will be a terrible Batman just like his BFF George Clooney aka the worst Batman ever!

  58. 58
    Sean Says:

    I love Ben and him as Batman is great but I wish he doesn’t do this. Because I just think the idea for this is terrible. Batman vs Superman…Really? Ben has built himself back up and I feel like this can screw all that up again.

  59. 59
    Gee Says:

    IF somehow Ben wasnt on daredevil he’s could be a cool bruce.. totally see the dark,tall,mysterious type…(put in mind that bruce in character like ben have the same height 6’2)

    But i still cant get my mind off how terrible daredevil was… so another candidate please???

  60. 60
    sally Says:

    The thing with this guy is he is not a bad actor but he has very expressionless eyes imo. He may still be able to pull of Batman though as Batman is more about attitude than anything. In any case, they needed to have some one who wouldn’t overshadow Henry Cavill who was barely okay as superman imo.

  61. 61
    Lish Says:

    What a joke lmao
    Christian Bale was THE best Batman.
    This Ben as Batman thing, is just sad

  62. 62
    bobbi Says:

    Awesome pick to follow Bale.

  63. 63
    Missy Says:

    Tyler Hoechlin should be the new Batman. If you don’t know him google him.

  64. 64
    Shy Says:

    what the ugly **** !!!!! him????

  65. 65
    siennagold Says:

    Horrible decision. There are so many capable actors out there.

  66. 66
    kiera Says:

    I like Ben ….but Ben as Batman sucks , bad choice .

  67. 67
    aquarius64 Says:

    I can’t see Ben Affleck as Batman. Especially after Daredevil.

  68. 68
    Yassine Says:

    @jhy:
    Bale is and will always be the best Batman I’ve ever seen

  69. 69
    Ana Inés Says:

    Bradley Cooper, it would be a better choice.

  70. 70
    Nora Says:

    Seriously guys…i would take Affleck over most of the actors that made the Batman shortlist.Josh Brolin aside,the other guys suuuucked.Affleck has prooved that he can act with films such as The Town and Argo.He was also pretty awesome in other films that he did in the 90s but people seem eager to overlokk this films and focus on his bad choices.And Daredevil?..it was not his fault!Marvel acquired the shittiest direct and writer that they could find.Even Collin Farell was bad.
    And may i remind you that people were too quick to judge Cavill,Hathway,Keaton,Hardy and most importantly Ledger?All of them (especially Ledger)prooved everyone wrong by giving performances that received rave by critics and audience.

  71. 71
    Cate Says:

    Uh…what? Ben is a great director but only an OK actor. He doesn’t have the charisma for Batman and didn’t he diss superhero movies after ‘Daredevil’. I don’t think he is right for the role but I think he got this because he and WB are very tight. His recent movies have been big successes for them and they don’t want him to stray.

    Huge comedown talentwise from Christian Bale. I liked the idea of Wes Bentley as Bruce Wayne :(

  72. 72
    So Swedish Says:

    When they announced that they would do a Superman/ Batman movie I was seriously doubtful.
    It’s a risky project.

    And now, announcing Ben Affleck as Batman, I am sure it will be terrible!
    What were you thinking Snyder?

    Like som people have said before, know when to let go of a charachter!
    Don’t milk it till everyone hates it!

    To pick up the cape after Bale… Not something just anyone can do, and most certainly NOT Ben Affleck!
    Bale was beyond awesome as Batman! Magical. Leave it there, please.

    Oh…this will be bad.

  73. 73
    nok thailand Says:

    Thanks for the news, Oh WOW Benman. :)

  74. 74
    november Says:

    I have nothing against Ben, but I just can see him as Batman. Hell, I can see anyone after Bale did it. Wayne is someone who looks cocky and acts cocky…that his best cover and at nights he’s there to help others. I can see Ben being this atractive guy, I just can’t. I wished they asked Bale again or someone who’s like him. I don’t know if I want to see the next Superman….and I started too like it. For the first time someone who’s normal played Superman and it was awesome… but with this new choice I fee so sad… this is not good

  75. 75
    november Says:

    @november:

    I meant I CAN’T SEE ANONE what after Bale did it. HE’S THE BEST

  76. 76
    Melody Says:

    that is so hilarious, I thought it was an April Fools joke
    I couldn’t stop laughing for 5 good minutes
    Affleck is a good actor and a good director but he’s not Batman, he will never be Batman
    I wasn’t probably not going to see this movie anyway cause Batman and Superman just don’t belong together but now I’m sure I won’t see it

  77. 77
    ken Says:

    Hahahaha what’s next? Matt Damon as Robin and J-Lo as Batgirl.

  78. 78
    rth Says:

    OHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  79. 79
    EndOfTime Says:

    WHY?

  80. 80
    karl Says:

    this is so funny… ben plays the same role in almost every movie hes in…

  81. 81
    sam Says:

    Please, tell me this is a joke, no one can be better than Bale, especially not the very overrated Affleck, what a shame

  82. 82
    Calamity Says:

    Don’t forget there was negative reactions to Heath Ledger as the Joker.
    Affleck didn’t even cross my mind as Batman either, but like Ledger, I can see him really doing something for this character. Yes he played Dare Devil… but IMHO Chris Evans is a better Cpt. America than Johnny Storm. I think it’ll work out.

  83. 83
    MADD Says:

    This is truly a sad day in movie news. Ben Afflect as Batman. This is a bad move to have chose him for the part. I just hope that this does not ruin it for Henry Cavill and the rest of the cast. All the cast members are just wonderfuls actors. They really should have considered someone that is talented like Henry Cavill to play oppposite him. Better hope this one does flop at the box office when it comes out.

  84. 84
    MADD Says:

    @MADD: What is meant was, better hope that this one does not flop at the box office when it comes out.

  85. 85
    kchanc02 Says:

    Bad idea. I really like Ben Afflect as an actor but this is a really bad choice for him. He needs to stay away with these types of characters. Not a good fit at all.

  86. 86
    Aisaiko Says:

    What the…? Wait…someone call Zack Snyder a doctor. I think he’s having a stroke.

  87. 87
    KRYPTONOPOLIS Says:

    @alexandrina: Bale is gay, remember, like Cavill. Affleck isn’t, like every other Superman and Batman actor. Get rid of Cavill for a better actor and you have a bankable and profitable movie. Cavill was the reason Man of Steel bombed so bad as it so obviously did.

  88. 88
    Batman minion Says:

    When a read that BA is playing Batman a said no way, but then i remember that is a Superman movie so Batman maybe be a cameo in it, as long BA is in costume a can tolerated it, because the only BW is CB, i image that this Batman is Azrael, maybe Superman only interact with Batman not with BW. The important character in this movie is Superman not Batman, so thats why is BA is the new Batman because the way a seet it, Batman cant steal the movie. BA is handsome ant talented BUT i cant see him like BW, he dont have BW personality, charisma, dark side, etc. so the shoes are so big to feel it (sorry, english is not my lenguaje)
    Now if this is a world finest movie then the only Batman is CB because a see an equal characters between S & B, in that movie a like BW to interact with CK. And only CN is the one to direct this movie.
    Some people said give the the benefic of douth, like the actor who play the joker (he deserves the Óscar) but remember that he was directed by CN, so thats why CB dont what to play Batman in this movie, he said as long the director is CN he play Batman and i agree with him.

  89. 89
    ComicLand Forever Says:

    @Batman minion: If by CB being the only Batman you mean… Christian Bale you’ve got to be seriously joking. Ball-licker Bale was junk that killed DC comics. Batman isn’t a “Dark Knight”(?). Batman is a SUPERHERO. The Ball-licker Bale movies are already hated and forgotten. Burn them and bury them on an asteroid heading to The Big Bang. Affleck has played both Daredevil AND Superman and has SUPERFANS for those portrayals. He can play Batman. They just need another actor to play Superman than Homo Henry “**** Knight” Cavill. Cavill will DESTROY this movie the way Cavill destroyed “Man of Steel”. Fire Cavill and you’ve got a great hit.

  90. 90
    MADD Says:

    @KRYPTONOPOLIS: Bale and Cavill are not gay. Man of Steel did not bomb at the box office. If it bombed they would not be making a sequel. As for Affleck, he is not a good choice and not very bankable. We will see who is better in acting in the superhero department when it comes out in 2015. Henry Cavill will beat Afflect as a better hero with his talents. Ben Afflect did not do a good job as Dare Devil.

  91. 91
    Joblo Says:

    @jhy:
    Eummm…what about HELL NO. I’m sorry but Bale was freakin great.

  92. 92
    MADD Says:

    @ComicLand Forever: That goes for you to. Stop saying Cavill is going to destroy MOS. Did you think Ben Afflect did a good job as Dare Devil. If he did, there would have a sequel to that movie. I hope Cavill woops afflect in this sequel. I hate smart, obnoxious people who think they know everything. Just because Afflect won an award for his movie argo does not make him bankable as playing a superhero.

  93. 93
    lui Says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTT???? WHYYYYYYY????? HAHAHA -.- ew!

  94. 94
    Power City Comics Says:

    @MADD: Actually, both Bale and Cavill are homosexual, sorry but true. Man of Steel was a disaster bomb as has been told by every box-office and other investigative account. So you’re wrong on those counts. Daredevil is spelled as one word. Ben Affleck has been making Oscar worthy material and performances since he started in the business, including Superman in Hollywoodland. Cavill needs to get out of trying to get into mens butts and hit the high seas for home again before it’s too late. There needs to be another and better actor playing Superman and everyone who’s real knows it.

  95. 95
    EvanM Says:

    NO. THIS IS GOING TO SUCK. NO ONE CAN PLAY BATMAN OTHER THAN CHRISTIAN BALE!!

  96. 96
    MADD Says:

    @Power City Comics: Yeh, you keep telling yourself that. If Bale is a homo, why is he married with a kid and as for Cavill, you or anybody else have not proof of sexuality. We will see how it goes when the movie comes out. Affleck is still not right for the part playing batman even though people think he have awards for his movies. Enough said.

  97. 97
    Amy Says:

    I see that BA’s PR team is out here defending him. Thanks for the fake posts! *waves* You can see on Twitter that the majority of people do not want him to play Batman. He’s a wooden actor.

  98. 98
    MISTER OBSERVO Says:

    @EvanM: Bale and Watchmen were the first big plunders on the DC road to comic movie ruin. Badly cast bad F-minus actor given a role out of his league and timezone. Fortunately, no Bale in this new one but they still have to replace Cavill.

  99. 99
    msirene Says:

    Ben is absolutely gorgeous and will make a superb Batman! Can’t wait to see this movie!

  100. 100
    Teddy's Cousin Says:

    Wes Bentley for the Win!
    Ben will fail and fall hard, karma for what a rotten person he is, inside.

  101. 101
    Rob G Says:

    So he is going to play the part of Batman in a Superman film….that’s as bad as any Republican in office.

  102. 102
    Never Thought of Ben Says:

    Never saw this coming, last time I checked, talk was for the guy from Teen Wolf, Ryan Gosling, or Carl Urban.

    What about Timothy Olyphant? He would have been good.

    So tired of Affleck(boring), Clooney(boring) and Damon, although Damon is talented.

  103. 103
    JLX UNLIMITED Says:

    @MADD: You can be homosexual and impregnate and marry a woman, MADD. Look how the island of britain did it, as you know. Daredevil is a cult smash and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are awesome in it. They need to get Henry Cavill out and get a new Superman actor for this new movie.

  104. 104
    JLX UNLIMITED Says:

    @Rob G: How is that, exactly.

  105. 105
    JLX UNLIMITED Says:

    @Never Thought of Ben: Timothy Olyphant would have been good, yes. Even Matt Damon as Robin. Ben Affleck will be simply outstanding. Now they need to cast a new Superman actor better than that “Man of Steel” pretender Henry Cavill. They need to find a Superman actor who’s right for the part, as Henry Cavill clearly isn’t.

  106. 106
    anna Says:

    I’M happy about Ben.. I can wait to see the movie.. ;)

  107. 107
    zz Says:

    hisbrother
    is
    a
    d-bag

  108. 108
    kevin Says:

    What a huge mistake by the casting director,I will for sure boycott film and suggest to one million of my friends to follow suit! Stephen Dorff would have been a great pick!

  109. 109
    Pixxel Wizzard Says:

    Yet another in a long list of poor decisions by D.C.

  110. 110
    Laura Says:

    @JLX UNLIMITED: You must be as stupid as the rest of these dumb Ben Affleck supporters. Daredevel was not a smash and Ben Affleck is not a good actor. If Daredevil was such a hit that you BA supporters say, where is the damn sequel to this movie. Like i have said, he may have won awards for his directing movies but he still is not fit for the part. Futthermore, it takes one to know one, you must be gay yourself the way you keep harping on the fact that Bale and Cavill are gay. You and most of the haters that talk about replacing Cavill as Superman, are such ignorance and prejeduce to call someone gay without proof of that person sexuality. Get a life and quit coming up with such nonsense comments. People like you need to GTFU.

  111. 111
    Laura Says:

    @JLX UNLIMITED: I am so sick and tired of you and these BA supporters. Like most people, Ben Afflect is still not a good choice for Batman. As for his wife Jennifer Garner, what has she done lately. They both are not that talented. Is she was that so talented, what movie offers has come her way. He like George Clooney will ruin Batman. As for your comment on Bale and Cavill being gay, you need to grow up and get a life. Calling someone gay out of the nature is not very mature. It is very defaming and prejeduce. You hope one day, you and other haters out their calling someone gay does not come back to get you. You will never know what is in store for you.

  112. 112
    davcamp Says:

    This guy nailed my opinion – http://ynit.me/13Oood0. It could have been worse, and Affleck seems to care about his projects nowadays, which I couldn’t say 10 years ago. And I’m the only guy out there that LIKED Daredevil.

  113. 113
    Alexandra Montalvan Says:

    Oh my God! I cann’t believe it. The world is crazy!

  114. 114
    anya Says:

    to all of the people on both sides of this issue. sure ben was not even on my list of actors to play the dark knight, but mainly because of daredevil, so i could not see him as the caped crusader not even if he was in a film with sups, that said, i will wait to judge him on his portrayal of wayne/bats when i see the film, he could after all redeem himself. now as to all who say daredevil sucked, yes it did, but not the acting, but in both the direction and the writing. ben did what he was told to do in the film and it is not his fault the director and the writer didn’t have a clue about daredevil. they should have left out electra and instead had the black widow since they were teemed up together in their own comic book series, electra came along much later.

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    Lisa M. Says:

    Give him a shot! Ya never know!

  116. 116
    Saffron Says:

    I know that MOS is not Shakespeare but Ben Affleck couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag plus he is not Super hero material. WTF was casting thinking when they cast him? Not going to see it.

  117. 117
    Saffron Says:

    He’s going to bring down this franchise. Epic fail that will fall short at the box office because he is not believable nor does he have the appeal to play this iconic superhero role.

  118. 118
    VSS Says:

    I must admit that I am a bit disappointed. He has come into his own as a director and has been in some good movies. There were many intriguing candidates that would have been better choices. He did do ‘Daredevil’ which while not bad did not connect with the audience. I normally do not add my voice to forums on movies (I am a fan of comics and graphic novels) but I do think that based on his record with Daredevil and other better candidates that some deal-making is going down. I will see the movie when it comes out and continue to watch movies that Ben directs-he is a talented director- and who knows-maybe he will surprise us. The filmmakers are taking a big chance and may face a back-lash from movie-going fans at least in the US.

  119. 119
    Fred Bailey Says:

    I do not like Ben’s politics but I think he will be a great Batman.

  120. 120
    Morgan Says:

    Let’s wait and see, shall we? Whether I can see him in there NOW doesn’t really matter – what matters is whether or not he pulls it off on screen.
    Meanwhile, I’d be far more interested in a PREQUEL rather than the sequel, actually. Just putting it out there…

  121. 121
    11qqqqqqq Says:

    Ben Affleck is a poor choice for Batman. How can you go from a guy like Bale to that? I’d rather watch Garry Shandling as Batman.

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    MOS Says:

    The main unspoken reason critics panned the MOS film, while movie goers mostly loved it (see the ratings discrepancy on RT, http://www.rottentomatoes.com, partly addressed by the RT head) is because a good number of the movie critics are non-Christians irritated by the obvious parallels between Superman and Jesus. They felt this movie promoted Jesus in some not so subtle ways, which, of course, it did! Here are some: both are age 33 when they sacrifice themselves, Superman gives himself up to save the world just as Jesus did, young Supes turns the other cheek around instead of punishing his bullies, the scene in the church, the cross-like pose when Supes exits Zod’s spaceship to save a plunging encapsulated Lois, the Ministry Resources website set up by MOS producers for church pastors, etc.

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