Ben Affleck as Batman?

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  1. erio macrumors member

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    True ^. All I've been reading about on my news feed.
     
  4. erio thread starter macrumors member

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    I would've chosen Bradley Cooper… or Affleck's best buddy, Matt Damon!
     
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    How many actors does that make? Adam West was my favourite!
     
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    Michael Keaton was my fav.

    Affleck might be able to pull it off wearing a mask.
     
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    That's a Val Kilmer like kind of desaster, not going to watch it if true.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but

    West
    Keaton (no1)
    Kilmer
    Clooney
    Bale


    Wasn't totally convinced, but when I read rumors about Ryan Gosling I thought it an intersting choice, probably able to bring back some Keatoness. Now Affleck on the other hand...brings back the cheesy and hammy stuff ;)
     
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    Bale was my favorite Batman, by a mile. I loved Argo and The Town, but this news just brings me back to that god awful Daredevil film, which I thought would never cross my mind again. Bale, Cooper, or JGL would have been my choices for the role.
     
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    Good call! Cooper could work out well. The thing with Bale is, imho, that he visually fitted perfectly but his depiction of Bruce, besides being a handsome billionaire, was only mediocre at best. That was what Keaton was all about.
     
  11. maflynn, Aug 23, 2013
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    I hated Michael Keaton, he was so far from the comic book batman that if wasn't for Jack Nicholson, that movie would have been a disaster.

    I also don't think Ben Affleck has the dark edge, or screen presence to pull this roll off. Christian Bale came the closest imo, to pulling off the role in the spirit of the comic books.

    I'm not sure about that, but he had the best batmobile by far
    batmobile.jpg
     
  12. twietee, Aug 23, 2013
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    Thought comic-affictionados were rather unhappy about Nicholson's Joker? I would take Adam West - he sort of plays in his own league - out of the comparison, since the format of the series and how it was executed comes close to the flair of a comic but I seriously doubt it'd have worked out well on the big screen.

    I rather disliked the Nolan movies. No Gotham City, no real Bat Cave, heck the last one didn't really show any real Bat action. Bale doesn't resemble the brooding character well plus I hated that voice! :D


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    well, maybe I'll give it a shot. What's going to be worse is Snyder to continue as director.
     
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    Daredevil was an awful movie. Affleck wasn't awful in it.

    I can't take Cooper seriously and Damon doesn't look the part. He can't pull off Bruce Wayne.

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    I don't mind the pick. He's got the Bruce Wayne down for sure - just needs to do a decent job in the action department as Batman.

    Also I wouldn't be surprised, barring an incredible performance by Affleck, that this is just a one-off or bridge Batman. When they retool the franchise (again), I wouldn't be surprised to pick someone else for the set/trilogy (you know there'll be more than one).
     
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    He wasn't like the comic book joker, yet his screen presence and acting ability pulled it off. Where as Keaton was generic and vanilla. I would have welcomed Adam West instead of Keaton :p
     
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    I'm just going to put this here.

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    On the other hand, I still don't think it will be a good movie. Has a crossover like this ever worked well in the past?
     
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    Sounds good to me. Defender of the Red Sox baseball team and scourge of the hated Yankee baseball team.

    Look at the bright side. It could be Adam Sandler :D.
     
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    Do we know if Robin makes an appearance? :D
     
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    Michael Keaton and his Batmobile was by far my favorite.

    I'm not so sure about Ben Affleck. Of course he's a better choice than Ashton Kutcher for the Jobs movie. :p
     

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    Totally agreed about the Batmobile.

    But Kutcher...are we sure SuperBoy doesn't appear?
     
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    And out the window goes the first movie in my watch list.
     
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    Take out Affleck for a second, the plot sounds horrible. I don't think anyone could make this movie not suck.
     
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    I remember watching this when I was a very small kid, and thinking, 'wow! This is so brilliant.'....



    I liked Michale Keaton's portrayal - he captured the split personality side of the Batman character very well, and managed to convey the essence of the 'reluctant hero' is his characterisation. He was by far the best Bruce Wayne. Jack Nicholson's 'Joker' was an absolute delight. And Anton Furst's sets were simply spell-binding.

    Re the original Batmobile, as a child, I was given a toy version - a metallic die cast model - one Christmas, which was a treasured possession; the small rockets actually worked.......

    Ah, yes, an utterly compelling question that demands an answer....

    Agree re Michael Keaton (my favourite as well) and his particular Batmobile was wonderful.
     
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    Enjoyed Man of Steel and hoped they'd go down the Dark Knight trilogy route with it.

    But guess not.
     
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    What's the plot again? I haven't read the plot at all.
     
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    Batman vs Superman.
     

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