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Old August 23 2013, 03:24 AM   #646
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

Anyone else think Snyder's gonna wake up with an awful hangover tomorrow, and yell "shit, no, I meant the other guy from The Town!"?!
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Old August 23 2013, 03:24 AM   #647
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I'm gonna wait and see what happens. Affleck isn't the same actor as he was when Daredevil was made. Sadly he has a crap director here, so won't be the best performance.
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Old August 23 2013, 03:26 AM   #648
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Affleck's casting has actually gotten me interested in seeing this film.
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Old August 23 2013, 03:28 AM   #649
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

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I'm also surprised they went with a big name actor. They should have went more with an unknown like Cavill was for Superman, less likely to steal the spotlight from Superman.

It's not like you NEED a super big actor to play Batman. The characters sells itself.
I agree and that is what surprises me the most. I do like Affleck so I am willing to give him a chance.
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Old August 23 2013, 03:46 AM   #650
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Actually I thought he was perfectly believable (and looked pretty cool) kicking ass in Daredevil. And he looked fairly imposing behind the mask as well.

So I'm not worried about him pulling off the look of Batman. I'm just not sure if he can project the right attitude or not...
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Old August 23 2013, 03:56 AM   #651
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I've never been much of a fan, but I'm willing to give him a chance.

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Bruce Wayne dressing up like a bat to help Superman save the world bothers me. Batman works all dressed up in Gotham, striking terror in the heart of his enemies and such. Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent work. Superman and Batman is strange.

I can hear General Zod say : "Why is that human dressed like a bat?"
Seems like they're going for a more experienced/established Batman, so he's been dressing like that for a long time...why change his clothes to team up with Superman when there's finally somebody else to play dress-up with?

And General Zod won't have much to say about it, considering he done got his neck good and broke.
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Old August 23 2013, 04:09 AM   #652
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I don't understand why people can so easily accept Lex Luthor as a credible threat to Superman but then are so incredulous at the idea that Batman can play a useful role in a team-up film. They're both depicted as geniuses who use their intellect and the technological/logistical resources afforded by their wealth to excel in a world of superpowered beings, and Batman has the additional assets of personal drive and extensive training on top of that. If you can accept Luthor as a viable bad guy in Superman's universe, then you should be able to accept Batman as a viable good guy.
It's the bat suit that bothers me.

Superman being an alien wearing a cape doesn't bother me. Lex Luthor being a genius that finds a way to be an enemy to Superman doesn't bother me. Bruce Wayne using his resources to help Superman doesn't bother me. Bruce Wayne dressing up like a bat to help Superman save the world bothers me. Batman works all dressed up in Gotham, striking terror in the heart of his enemies and such. Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent work. Superman and Batman is strange.

I can hear General Zod say : "Why is that human dressed like a bat?"
They have bats on Krypton?

They've been teaming in comics and on TV for decades. We just had movie where a guy in a hi-tech suit of armor, an alien/god with a hammer, a scientist turned monster and super soldier from the 40s teamed up with great results and there's a problem with Batman and Superman?
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Old August 23 2013, 04:35 AM   #653
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This is surprising news to be sure. I just don't understand the reasoning behind it. The only thing I can think of is maybe using such a recognized face can help disassociate nuBats from TDK.

Was there any mention of whether or not Affleck did some testing with Cavill? Or did some suit at Warner Brothers just say "Affleck!" and that was that?
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Old August 23 2013, 04:43 AM   #654
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^I think they asked that duck that does insurance commercials. He was unwavering in his opinion.
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Old August 23 2013, 05:01 AM   #655
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I'm cautiously optimistic. If this were the pre-Gone Baby Gone Affleck I might be a little worried, but Affleck's done a lot to reinvent himself since the earlier part of his career. I actually didn't think he was all that bad as Matt Murdock, it was just most of the rest of the movie that fell flat. I'm still having a hard time picturing him as Batman, but I do think he'll at least be an excellent Bruce Wayne. I'll wait until I see him in the costume and delivering some dialogue before I pass any further judgment.
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Old August 23 2013, 05:07 AM   #656
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

Somewhere, Adam West is grumbling about the casting again.
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Old August 23 2013, 05:22 AM   #657
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^I think they asked that duck that does insurance commercials. He was unwavering in his opinion.


I have a feeling this is WB work and not the best actor for the job. Have Affleck direct and have Richard Armitage be Batman.
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Old August 23 2013, 05:26 AM   #658
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Old August 23 2013, 05:49 AM   #659
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I think Affleck will be fine. Him as Daredevil was good, and the characters have some serious similarities.
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Somewhere, Adam West is grumbling about the casting again.
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