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5 Reasons Casting Ben Affleck As Batman Isn’t Really Armageddon

21 Jun

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The surprising news of Ben Affleck being cast as the new Batman in the sequel to this summer’s Man of Steel has nearly broken the Internet. While some have responded with acclaim and praise on the casting call, others have derided the decision, flooding message boards with negative comments, signing White House petitions for removal, and even going so far as to make death threats.

While these contemptuous reactions can be most accurately described as hyperbole, lets all take a deep breathe and calm ourselves. It’s not like there is an impending ‘Armageddon’ as an asteroid barrels towards Earth and we have no more than a rag-tag oil rig crew to save all of humanity. Nor are we any longer confronting the ‘Sum Of All Fears’ facing down a nuclear apocalypse relying only on a rogue CIA analyst to save all of humanity. We aren’t even faced with the deadliest weapon of mass destruction of all anymore, as ‘Bennifer’ has been long defunct and their aborted love-child Gigli remains the only scant memory of their relationship as the breakup may have not only saved all of humanity, in addition to Affleck’s then-stalled acting career as well.

Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning resurgence in Hollywood has recast him from former big-time flop-artist to sure-fire hit-maker, turning out and starring in successes like The Town and Argo. While these fantastic turns have swayed Academy members and critics alike, online comic book fans appear to be polarized on the choice of Affleck.

Love him or hate him, he is due respect and here are five reasons why casting Ben Affleck as Batman isn’t the end of the world. In fact, it might be the ingredient needed to spark the “Big Bang” of the DC Cinematic Universe to truly get off the ground and flourish.

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Ben Affleck To Direct TV Pilot For FOX

4 Mar

Ben Affleck is stepping behind the camera again.

The man who will play Batman will direct a pilot for FOX, as well as serve one of the executive producers, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The Middle Man, set to begin production in 2014, is a crime drama set in – you guessed it – Affleck’s beloved Boston.

The 1960s series will follow an FBI agent and his relationship with an Irish-American gangster.

“The duo’s actions inadvertently give rise to the Irish-American mob in this timeless Boston crime saga,” according to the show’s press release. [via EW].

In other Affleck news, there is a tiny chance the Oscar winner will have a co-star in Justin Bieber in Batman Vs. Superman. Over the weekend, the Canadian pop star teased fans with a “script” on Instagram. The crowd media sort of went wild.

Ben Affleck on Batfleck Backlash: ‘I Handle Sh*t’

2 Mar

No one was surprised when the Internet erupted with an onslaught of hate when news that Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in the new Man of Steel sequel. Well, no one except the actor himself.

The two-time Oscar winner sat down for an interview on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Monday night and spoke candidly about his reaction to the fallout from the casting announcement, saying that despite being a “big boy,” he still wasn’t prepared for just how harsh the Internet could be.

“[Warner Bros.] said, ‘Just don’t use the Internet for a couple days,’ and I said, ‘I handle sh*t. I’m very tough,'” he said. “So I saw the announcement, I look on this thing, I look down at the first comment – it’s like, ‘Ben Affleck is going to be Batman,’ – the first one just goes ‘Nooooooo!’

“So we’re going to be luddites for a while, kids,” Affleck added, chuckling.

But fans of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight can breathe a sigh of relief as Affleck confirmed that his take on the Caped Crusader will be nothing like Christian Bale‘s.

“Obviously, you can’t do what Chris and Christian did,” he said. “Those movies are amazing, and he wanted to do something different and still in keeping with that. And so I thought, this is a brilliant way to do this, and I really want to hook into this.”

Don’t worry, Ben, at least you’ve got Joss Whedon and Matt Damon‘s support on this.

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5 Actors Who Could Play Robin In Batman Vs. Superman Movie

17 Nov

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With so much speculation surrounding just exactly what will be included in the new Batman Vs. Superman movie, isn’t it about time, too, that we got a decent interpretation of the Boy Wonder? Since Burt Ward’s spectacularly camp take on the character in the ’60s TV show, and Chris O’Donnell’s just all-out wrong version in the ’90s Joel Schumacher films, the closest we have had so far is a mere tease at the end of The Dark Knight Rises, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s city cop John Blake.

After the character’s creation in 1940, only a handful of live-action films have featured Robin. Though many fans of the DC universe hold hostile views towards the character, there is a large following for not just Robin but the whole Bat-Family in general. However, in the distaste that many fans hold for the Boy Wonder, they miss out on a lot of what he offers.

With countless characters taking up the mantle, it would also be good to finally see a Robin who isn’t Dick Grayson. Matt Damon has already publicly stated he won’t play Robin (duh!), so let’s see who else could work cloaked in all that red and black.

Here are 5 actors who I believe would be capable of donning the mask and giving us a Robin we deserve…

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