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post #121 of 173
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Originally Posted by smudge981 View Post

It's more like "Christian Bale already set the bar high as to what we accept. Can Affleck equal or top that?"

I think he can. And I think the filmmakers (including Christopher Nolan) will make sure this new Batman fits in the "Man Of Steel" world - after all this is still a "Superman movie featuring Batman", Batman himself is not gonna be the central character, or at least not the only one.
post #122 of 173
Affleck has proven himself to be a great writer and director. But he has never given anything other than a Ben Affleck performance. He is what he is. frown.gif

I don't think Nolan will be involved with this film. He is too busy doing his epic sci-fi flick.
post #123 of 173
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

I think he can. And I think the filmmakers (including Christopher Nolan) will make sure this new Batman fits in the "Man Of Steel" world - after all this is still a "Superman movie featuring Batman", Batman himself is not gonna be the central character, or at least not the only one.

Three words..."The Lone Ranger."
post #124 of 173
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Originally Posted by smudge981 View Post

I think we're all going down the wrong road with this one. It isn't "Well, Affleck IS intelligent. Just look what he did in Argo. He'd do well in Superman and Batman." It's more like "Christian Bale already set the bar high as to what we accept. Can Affleck equal or top that?"

It's like saying "Jason Momoa looks like he's got the chops and beefcake. Just look what he did in Game of Thrones. He'll do well in Conan the Barbarian."

The writers certainly can't mimick what was already done in Christian Bale's "Batman." They either re-image and roll the dice or pack it in. Affleck alone won't help carry it.

I respectfully disagree to an extent. I do agree that Bale, and Nolan for that matter, set the bar pretty high based on what a large percentage of us wanted or at least were ready for. But to me, It's not about whether Affleck can come close or better the prior. That's always the expectation of a film regardless of who's in it or how it's portrayed. There is nothing about MoS that feels anything like Nolan's Batman as far as I'm concerned. With the way MoS was introduced and portrayed, it rendered Nolan's Batman "obsolete" so to speak. It requires a new version that better matches the universe in which MoS exists. Ok, enter new actor to create/carry this new Batman and tell this new story, in this case Ben Affleck. He's new. But is he Batman (Bruce Wayne)?

At this point, it's very difficult for me to see him play off of Cavill and MoS as it's been portrayed. I only say this based on the work that I've seen him do so far with a little bit injected from interviews on the Tonight Show or something. I look at Affleck and I don't see a billionaire, I don't see a playboy (not in a Bruce Wayne way anyway), I don't see extremely high intelligence and I don't see an ass kicker, even one that can do so hiding behind his Bat-Toys. I don't even see Daredevil to be honest with you. I see that guy standing on the ocean drill in Armageddon. I'm not saying he can't. I'm just saying I don't see these things...that is to say I don't see Batman/Bruce Wayne. Secondly, I don't see these (lack of) things paring off with the MoS universe. All of this has nothing to do with Bale/Nolan's Batman.

Now I read something earlier today that I thought was intriguing but not sure yet (if true) if it's to the good or detriment of the DC future. Supposedly Affleck was signed on for a multi picture deal, which isn't unexpected or uncommon. But I believe I read that it was a six picture deal. But there is speculation that his involvement includes his ability to write and direct the Justice League movie(s). If true, this opens up a whole new dynamic to this saga.
post #125 of 173
Just about sums it up.

Gad: Lessons learned from Affleck as Batman chatter

It’s so much easier to live in a fantasy world than the real world, which apparently is where so many people now live. Then again, this shows they are having difficulty living in a fantasy world.
post #126 of 173
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Originally Posted by Aliens View Post

Just about sums it up.

Gad: Lessons learned from Affleck as Batman chatter

It’s so much easier to live in a fantasy world than the real world, which apparently is where so many people now live. Then again, this shows they are having difficulty living in a fantasy world.
A good read....biggrin.gif

In spite of having acting skills, BA doesn't have onscreen charisma/gravitas.

Although not his fault by any means, he has the voice of a pimpled college freshman.
Maybe they can use the Bale/Bat voice filter to change the timbre?
post #127 of 173
I contine to believe the chances are that Ben Affleck will be just fine as the new Caped Crusader. The guy has been around Hollywood a long time and based on his track record there it seems to me that those who accuse him of lacking intelligence haven't been paying attention.
post #128 of 173
Agreed Oink. Still, I'm giving the guy a chance to see if his directing experience and maturity in the industry and presumably the craft provides him with the chops to pull this off. I'm pulling for him and unless there is something absolutely ridiculous that pops up between now and then I'll plan to go see it opening week.
post #129 of 173
This movie is probably a CGI shirtshow anyways so it won't matter too much who plays who.
post #130 of 173
great fanmade trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4U4he3GgC4
post #131 of 173
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great fanmade trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4U4he3GgC4
Yup.. that was a surprisingly well put together trailer using assets from existing movies.
post #132 of 173
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In spite of having acting skills, BA doesn't have onscreen charisma/gravitas.
Even though I don't really care who plays Batman, this statement pretty much sums up my opinion of BA. He's a decent actor and I've seen most of his movies, but he makes no lasting impression on me.

larry
post #133 of 173
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A good read....biggrin.gif

In spite of having acting skills, BA doesn't have onscreen charisma/gravitas.

Although not his fault by any means, he has the voice of a pimpled college freshman.
Maybe they can use the Bale/Bat voice filter to change the timbre?

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Even though I don't really care who plays Batman, this statement pretty much sums up my opinion of BA. He's a decent actor and I've seen most of his movies, but he makes no lasting impression on me.

larry

Ditto.

I'm sure he will show up in impressive physical condition though. Probably a glut of designer roids on the market since baseball players aren't using them as much...
post #134 of 173
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I'm sure he will show up in impressive physical condition though. Probably a glut of designer roids on the market since baseball players aren't using them as much...
In his case, I don't think it will be necessary.
We have seen him before looking pretty buff....
post #135 of 173
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

This movie is probably a CGI shirtshow anyways so it won't matter too much who plays who.

Bingo. Zack Snyder is directing. It doesn't really matter who stars. Movie's gonna turn out the same no matter who puts on the costume.
post #136 of 173
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

Bingo. Zack Snyder is directing. It doesn't really matter who stars. Movie's gonna turn out the same no matter who puts on the costume.

In that case, I vote for Oink as the new Batman!
post #137 of 173
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

In that case, I vote for Oink as the new Batman!

Oh man, I wish I had mad photoshop skills; this is begging for it. tongue.gif
post #138 of 173
Man, it seems like my work is never done around here......



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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

In that case, I vote for Oink as the new Batman!


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Oh man, I wish I had mad photoshop skills; this is begging for it. tongue.gif
post #139 of 173
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Man, it seems like my work is never done around here......


Which reminds me, I'll be one of the judges for *wait for it* Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off this weekend. *you may now eat your heart out*
post #140 of 173
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Oh man, I wish I had mad photoshop skills; this is begging for it. tongue.gif

Don't tempt me! ;-)
post #141 of 173
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

In his case, I don't think it will be necessary.
We have seen him before looking pretty buff....

We?

You sound all a flutter. tongue.gif
post #142 of 173
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Originally Posted by smudge981 View Post

Which reminds me, I'll be one of the judges for *wait for it* Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off this weekend. *you may now eat your heart out*
Mmmmm....BEEF ribs......

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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

Don't tempt me! ;-)
You just have been looking for an opportunity, haven't you?


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Originally Posted by GoCaboNow View Post

We?

You sound all a flutter. tongue.gif
Ben's The Man, dude.biggrin.gif
post #143 of 173
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Mmmmm....BEEF ribs......

Nope, pork. I thought with a name like Oink... tongue.gif
post #144 of 173
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Originally Posted by smudge981 View Post

Nope, pork. I thought with a name like Oink... tongue.gif
Them's fightin' words.....eek.gif
post #145 of 173
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

I admit, I haven't seen Argo


And you are banned from this forum until viewed
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post #147 of 173
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Hey!
That's personal information there!!!!biggrin.gif
post #148 of 173
You were warned....




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post #149 of 173
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Man, it seems like my work is never done around here......


Nooooooo!!!!! *said in my Darth Vader Revenge of the Sith voice*
post #150 of 173
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

You were warned....




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effing awesome! biggrin.gif
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