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Old August 25 2013, 11:19 PM   #871
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

Affleck wouldn't be my first choice for Batman but it occurs to me; how could he screw up the role any worse than Christian Bale did? Certainly Ben will have no trouble matching the total lack of charisma Bale brought to the role and the ridiculous fake voice. The other thing is that the way Superman and Batman have been written in the Nolan movies, neither role requires much acting talent.

Ultimately, Affleck's grade in the role will be tied directly to the next movie's box office no matter what the fans think of his performance. Honestly, if you loved Nolan's Batman movies, I don't see how the selection of Affleck to play Batman can be that big a problem for you.
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Old August 25 2013, 11:26 PM   #872
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Affleck is terrible news. Didnt he say he never want to play a comic book hero again?
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Old August 25 2013, 11:32 PM   #873
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Affleck wouldn't be my first choice for Batman but it occurs to me; how could he screw up the role any worse than Christian Bale did? Certainly Ben will have no trouble matching the total lack of charisma Bale brought to the role and the ridiculous fake voice. The other thing is that the way Superman and Batman have been written in the Nolan movies, neither role requires much acting talent.

Ultimately, Affleck's grade in the role will be tied directly to the next movie's box office no matter what the fans think of his performance. Honestly, if you loved Nolan's Batman movies, I don't see how the selection of Affleck to play Batman can be that big a problem for you.
My initial reaction to the Affleck news was .

But after thinking about it, he might be ok. It will come down to the voice. If he can pull that off, he's good. If he does the Bale dog-barking thing, he's dead in the water.

Just my opinion, YMMV.
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Old August 25 2013, 11:57 PM   #874
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

A part of me is very against the casting, but another part wants to reserve judgement.
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Old August 26 2013, 12:37 AM   #875
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Ultimately, Affleck's grade in the role will be tied directly to the next movie's box office no matter what the fans think of his performance. Honestly, if you loved Nolan's Batman movies, I don't see how the selection of Affleck to play Batman can be that big a problem for you.
I read a very interesting article that suggested since this is ultimately a 'Man of Steel' sequel, Affleck probably wouldn't be blamed if the movie under-performs.

I still have to wonder about this news, does Warner Bros. not trust Henry Cavill to carry a MoS sequel by himself?
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Old August 26 2013, 12:46 AM   #876
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I read a very interesting article that suggested since this is ultimately a 'Man of Steel' sequel, Affleck probably wouldn't be blamed if the movie under-performs.

I still have to wonder about this news, does Warner Bros. not trust Henry Cavill to carry a MoS sequel by himself?
I think this movie is WB's reaction to MOS not being a bigger hit. It did well enough for a sequel, but not well enough to blow everyone's socks off. The mixed reviews certainly didn't help. They are throwing Batman into MOS2 to create more hype behind it.
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Old August 26 2013, 01:21 AM   #877
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

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I read a very interesting article that suggested since this is ultimately a 'Man of Steel' sequel, Affleck probably wouldn't be blamed if the movie under-performs.

I still have to wonder about this news, does Warner Bros. not trust Henry Cavill to carry a MoS sequel by himself?
I think this movie is WB's reaction to MOS not being a bigger hit. It did well enough for a sequel, but not well enough to blow everyone's socks off. The mixed reviews certainly didn't help. They are throwing Batman into MOS2 to create more hype behind it.
It's also a backdoor pilot for the Batman reboot. Everyone can avoid the blame if it tanks !
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Old August 26 2013, 01:35 AM   #878
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WB have just finally realized that they need to work up to their Justice League movie. The ridiculous thing is that Supes and Bats are the two characters that they definitely don't need to set up beforehand.
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Old August 26 2013, 01:55 AM   #879
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For anyone who wants to read parts of the script for the George Miller JL movie, which was about to start production in early 2008 before Nolan put a stop to it. Jay Baruchel had been cast as the villain! Quite bad.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansit.../news/?a=84343

http://screenrant.com/justice-league...l-niall-72313/
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Old August 26 2013, 02:14 AM   #880
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But after thinking about it, he might be ok. It will come down to the voice. If he can pull that off, he's good. If he does the Bale dog-barking thing, he's dead in the water.

Just my opinion, YMMV.
One of the things I didn't care for was Bales voice as Batman. At times it was alright when he was yelling at criminals, but most of the time it was annoying. I hope ben just does something simple with his voice.
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Old August 26 2013, 02:18 AM   #881
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But after thinking about it, he might be ok. It will come down to the voice. If he can pull that off, he's good. If he does the Bale dog-barking thing, he's dead in the water.

Just my opinion, YMMV.
One of the things I didn't care for was Bales voice as Batman. At times it was alright when he was yelling at criminals, but most of the time it was annoying. I hope ben just does something simple with his voice.
Keaton had the best live action Batman voice. I wish Bale had done something similar instead of whatever the hell he did!
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Old August 26 2013, 03:23 AM   #882
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Affleck wouldn't be my first choice for Batman but it occurs to me; how could he screw up the role any worse than Christian Bale did?
I love when people screw up a role so bad that people start saying it was the best film in the genre.
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Old August 26 2013, 03:47 AM   #883
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I read a very interesting article that suggested since this is ultimately a 'Man of Steel' sequel, Affleck probably wouldn't be blamed if the movie under-performs.

I still have to wonder about this news, does Warner Bros. not trust Henry Cavill to carry a MoS sequel by himself?
I think this movie is WB's reaction to MOS not being a bigger hit. It did well enough for a sequel, but not well enough to blow everyone's socks off. The mixed reviews certainly didn't help. They are throwing Batman into MOS2 to create more hype behind it.
The movie made 800,000,000 dollars world wide. How much bigger did they want it?
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Old August 26 2013, 03:50 AM   #884
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

Keaton had the best live action Batman voice.
Interesting, insofar far as his voice as Batman was digitally enhanced to make it deeper and more menacing. So wasn't really his voice. It was a computer's voice
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Old August 26 2013, 03:55 AM   #885
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The movie made 800,000,000 dollars world wide. How much bigger did they want it?
Think Man of Steel was a huge runaway hit? Think again -- while it has made $650 million(!) worldwide, it actually needed about a billion dollars to break even. On top of the $225 million budget, they spent a mind-boggling $150 million on marketing. To help offset the costs, they sold more than $150 million in product placement, a move they claimed made the film about flying armored space gods feel "more real."
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