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#1 Edited by Phatmac (5723 posts) -

Ben Affleck will be replacing Christian Bale's role as Batman. Comic fans should remember that Affleck was already a comic book hero in the movie Daredevil. Hopefully it doesn't suck as much as the next Batman movie. Variety reports that Affleck will be the next Batman so our worst fears have been realized. Not to be the devil's advocate but Heath Ledger was casted as The Joker so maybe Affleck can actually pull of the dark knight role in the next Batman movie?

#2 Edited by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

Could be interesting.

#3 Posted by Brodehouse (9648 posts) -

I'd rather he direct than star. Or direct and star. I've liked every one of his movies.

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#4 Edited by Video_Game_King (36103 posts) -

Is that a picture of the new Batman? Because it looks fucking dumb.

#5 Posted by Brodehouse (9648 posts) -

Is that a picture of the new Batman? Because it looks fucking dumb.

That's Daredevil.

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#6 Edited by believer258 (11682 posts) -

Eh. George Clooney took a stab at it once so I guess Ben Affleck can try it too.

#7 Posted by bigjeffrey (4812 posts) -

Ben Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms

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#8 Posted by TyCobb (1947 posts) -

That sucks.

#9 Edited by leinad44 (503 posts) -

I'd rather have Ben Affleck direct the Man of Steel sequel. Zack Snyder needs to go!

#10 Posted by Hailinel (23971 posts) -

Eh. George Clooney took a stab at it once so I guess Ben Affleck can try it too.

Hopefully it won't be as bat nipples-campy as Clooney's movie.

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#11 Posted by Milkman (16541 posts) -

I like Ben Affleck but...I mean, come on. COME ON!

#12 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

http://i.imgur.com/OlSWTIY.gif

#13 Posted by Benny (1948 posts) -

I kinda think this is potentially awesome, I like ben affleck and he can definitely be the more gritty hero type based on his performance in the town for example.

Also, since he's like, actually a good director, maybe he can carry Zack Snyder a bit.

#14 Edited by leinad44 (503 posts) -

Also I think Frank Miller is involved in this film :S

Isn't that guy like fucking insane now?

#15 Edited by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

@phatmac: The Variety link goes to the Daredevil image.

#16 Posted by Slag (4075 posts) -

ugh, no thanks.

#17 Posted by 5Figh (172 posts) -

i love ben affleck and i dont really like any of the batman movies so far so whatever, who knows. lets be positive about these things

#18 Edited by Benny (1948 posts) -

Just remember how everyone reacted to heath ledger as the Joker.

And if you don't let me remind you: they fucking hated that as well.

#19 Posted by clumsyninja1 (817 posts) -

I just can't wait to hear Batman with a Boston accent...

#20 Posted by csl316 (8181 posts) -

I like Ben Affleck, and he can do a damn fine job as Bruce Wayne, I think. And Jennifer Garner can probably whip him into fighting shape

#21 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

Affleck is a fantastic actor, so he's got that part covered - I just wonder if he can throw dark enough for Batman.

I wish they'd release the audition footage like The Last of Us and other games have recently.

#22 Posted by Phatmac (5723 posts) -
#23 Posted by cmblasko (1137 posts) -

I think he'll do an OK job. They will need to make the Batman character less edgy for it to work, though; let him be witty rather than dark.

#24 Posted by StarvingGamer (8033 posts) -

This is the best news.

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#25 Posted by RobotSquad (213 posts) -

If you would have told me this ten years ago, I would have thought it was a terrible idea. After The Town and Argo though, I'm on board with Affleck. I'd rather him direct though.

#26 Posted by Quarters (1633 posts) -

WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN

#27 Posted by Malarkain (103 posts) -

Ben Affleck is only good when he directing the film as well. So this doesn't bode well at all.

#28 Posted by benpicko (2001 posts) -

OH GOD KILL ME NOW

#29 Edited by punkxblaze (2961 posts) -

Come on, guys, let's look on the bright side. He's not Joseph Gordon Levitt.

(Poster's note: I love me some JGL, but not as Batman.)

#30 Edited by TheHT (10931 posts) -

Well, at least it's not young Ben Affleck. This could work.

I just really, really want Jon Hamm to be Batman at some point. Like, come on.

#31 Edited by JasonR86 (9611 posts) -

Uh oh.

#32 Edited by Rafaelfc (1318 posts) -

It's like they casted him with the internet in mind. At least it's not Keanu Reeves.

#33 Posted by stryker1121 (1358 posts) -

I just can't wait to hear Batman with a Boston accent...

"Fahk you, Supes, you queeah," Batman was heard to remark. I think is a stupendously awful casting move, but what do I know? Not an Affleck hater, but I don't want to see him don the cape n cowl.

#34 Posted by DuffO (21 posts) -

And somewhere Kevin Smith is masturbating over this...

Ew

#35 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2313 posts) -

It's still going to be incredibly shitty.

#36 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

Willing to give it a shot.

@leinad44 said:

Also I think Frank Miller is involved in this film :S

Isn't that guy like fucking insane now?

More or less.

#37 Posted by Andorski (5204 posts) -

They should have gone with a no-name.

#38 Posted by Brendan (7696 posts) -

If Ben Affleck was directing I'd be really excited, but I'm as ambivalent now as I was before. Zack Snyder is a known quantity at this point so we should expect from the upcoming Supes/Batman movie what we got from Man of Steel. How you feel about that comment probably depends on how you felt about MoS.

#39 Posted by KrypticKiller (190 posts) -

Affleck is a decent choice. I was hoping for someone with a bigger build (like that wolf dude from Trueblood) but whatever, guess people like their Batmen scrawny.

Now lets hope that somehow Affleck ends up directing this thing and it might turn out alright.

#40 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4331 posts) -

I was mostly tied to the universe and tone that Nolan created with his take on Batman, not so much with Bale as the batman so I don't really have a problem with this.

#41 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3805 posts) -

I think he's a fine choice. The Town and Argo were great and he definitely wasn't the worst part of Daredevil.

#42 Posted by BaneFireLord (2913 posts) -

I'd rather he direct than star. Or direct and star. I've liked every one of his movies.

Same here. I cannot conceive of what an Affleck-directed superhero movie would look like, but I'm confident it would be far better than whatever Snyder's going to produce.

#43 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -

Cool. Cool, cool, cool.

#45 Posted by WTValdes (4 posts) -

http://www.yeahyeahcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/benafleckgif21.gif

#46 Posted by ShaggE (6348 posts) -

I'm not going to pass judgment because, y'know, Heath Ledger. But that's still a weird choice.

#47 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5269 posts) -

#48 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

weird

#49 Posted by Jeust (10487 posts) -

Oh that sucks!

#50 Posted by falserelic (5334 posts) -

@phatmac said:

Ben Affleck will be replacing Christian Bale's role as Batman.