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#51 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3509 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually want to see him do it. I think this could work out.

#52 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6450 posts) - - Show Bio

@spideyivydaredevilfan26 said:

@guardian_of_gravity said:

Have you even seen his more recent work? He's massively improved as an actor, and Daredevil is actually good when you watch the director's cut instead of the butcher's work done in post-production.

That's not why I don't want to see him as Wayne. I actually really liked him in Daredevil. THESE are the reasons I don't want to see it.

1) He publicly said that he would never play a superhero again, proving that he is just media whoring and doesn't even care about playing Batman

2) Argo sucked. It was racist, slow and completely underused John Goodman. I'm sorry, but that's just my opinion.

3) WE'VE ALREADY SEEN HIM PLAY A SUPERHERO!! ONE VERY SIMILAR TO BATMAN!!! DAMN!!

4) He doesn't care about the character. I know I already said this, but it's that big of a deal to me.

1.People change their minds

2. This fits into the sometimes people make bad movies despite their talents category.

3. Who cares?

4. He'll care more now that its his job to.

1) He seemed pretty adamant about it.

2) I suppose you're right

3) It's like if we saw Hugh Jackman play Timber Wolf or Thomas Jane play Red Hood. I'm just going to imagine him saying everything as Daredevil in a black suit

4) I highly doubt it. Same thing could be said about Uma Thurman and Poison Ivy, look what happened there.

#53 Posted by joshmightbe (24876 posts) - - Show Bio

I just realized that I recognize quite a few of the people saying Affleck is gonna suck as Batman were among the people who said Ryan Reynolds would make a great Hal Jordan for no other reason than that he knew the Green Lantern oath. Coincidence?

#54 Edited by Dabee (2386 posts) - - Show Bio

@cor3ycash: Dude, shut up. You'd be pissed off whoever it was. Seriously. People need to get a grip. Ben Affleck will be a great Batman.

EDIT: @spideyivydaredevilfan26 Argo didn't suck. It was one of the best movies that year, one of the best in a long time even. What I'm saying is it was really really good. Great. You just weren't mature enough to appreciate it, is what it sounds like. It was based solely on true events. When rescuing hostages, it would be ridiculous for you not to take it slow. Sure not every scene was gunshots and rioting, but that's because there's a lot of talking and negotiating involved. The movie didn't have a slow moment, it sounds like you just weren't mature enough to appreciate anything but the gunfire and riots. But that's okay, you will when you're older.

Also, to say the movie was racist is ridiculous. Period. If I sound pissed off, it's not because I'm really angry or anything. I'm just tired of people on the internet who will complain no matter who is announced to play Batman. Some people just love to complain about everything, and I get that, but it doesn't make it any less annoying. Ben Affleck will be a great Batman.

#55 Edited by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6450 posts) - - Show Bio

I just realized that I recognize quite a few of the people saying Affleck is gonna suck as Batman were among the people who said Ryan Reynolds would make a great Hal Jordan for no other reason than that he knew the Green Lantern oath. Coincidence?

I thought he was okay. Not great, but okay.

#56 Posted by joshmightbe (24876 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

@spideyivydaredevilfan26 said:

@guardian_of_gravity said:

Have you even seen his more recent work? He's massively improved as an actor, and Daredevil is actually good when you watch the director's cut instead of the butcher's work done in post-production.

That's not why I don't want to see him as Wayne. I actually really liked him in Daredevil. THESE are the reasons I don't want to see it.

1) He publicly said that he would never play a superhero again, proving that he is just media whoring and doesn't even care about playing Batman

2) Argo sucked. It was racist, slow and completely underused John Goodman. I'm sorry, but that's just my opinion.

3) WE'VE ALREADY SEEN HIM PLAY A SUPERHERO!! ONE VERY SIMILAR TO BATMAN!!! DAMN!!

4) He doesn't care about the character. I know I already said this, but it's that big of a deal to me.

1.People change their minds

2. This fits into the sometimes people make bad movies despite their talents category.

3. Who cares?

4. He'll care more now that its his job to.

1) He seemed pretty adamant about it.

2) I suppose you're right

3) It's like if we saw Hugh Jackman play Timber Wolf or Thomas Jane play Red Hood. I'm just going to imagine him saying everything as Daredevil in a black suit

4) I highly doubt it. Same thing could be said about Uma Thurman and Poison Ivy, look what happened there.

1. If an adamant stance can change over time, I was once adamant that Korn was the greatest band ever, then I turned 18.

2. Well Okay then.

3. That can be said for any actor, for instance I sometimes have trouble with seeing Sean Connery as anything other than James Bond.

4. Uma Thurman is a terrible actress IMO, Kill Bill is the only thing I ever liked her in. Affleck despite a few misses is a fairly good actor, not the best but good enough to know he should find something to care about in the character. Also he will be getting paid a hell of a lot better than Thurman was.

#57 Edited by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6450 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

@spideyivydaredevilfan26 said:

@joshmightbe said:

@spideyivydaredevilfan26 said:

@guardian_of_gravity said:

Have you even seen his more recent work? He's massively improved as an actor, and Daredevil is actually good when you watch the director's cut instead of the butcher's work done in post-production.

That's not why I don't want to see him as Wayne. I actually really liked him in Daredevil. THESE are the reasons I don't want to see it.

1) He publicly said that he would never play a superhero again, proving that he is just media whoring and doesn't even care about playing Batman

2) Argo sucked. It was racist, slow and completely underused John Goodman. I'm sorry, but that's just my opinion.

3) WE'VE ALREADY SEEN HIM PLAY A SUPERHERO!! ONE VERY SIMILAR TO BATMAN!!! DAMN!!

4) He doesn't care about the character. I know I already said this, but it's that big of a deal to me.

1.People change their minds

2. This fits into the sometimes people make bad movies despite their talents category.

3. Who cares?

4. He'll care more now that its his job to.

1) He seemed pretty adamant about it.

2) I suppose you're right

3) It's like if we saw Hugh Jackman play Timber Wolf or Thomas Jane play Red Hood. I'm just going to imagine him saying everything as Daredevil in a black suit

4) I highly doubt it. Same thing could be said about Uma Thurman and Poison Ivy, look what happened there.

1. If an adamant stance can change over time, I was once adamant that Korn was the greatest band ever, then I turned 18.

2. Well Okay then.

3. That can be said for any actor, for instance I sometimes have trouble with seeing Sean Connery as anything other than James Bond.

4. Uma Thurman is a terrible actress IMO, Kill Bill is the only thing I ever liked her in. Affleck despite a few misses is a fairly good actor, not the best but good enough to know he should find something to care about in the character. Also he will be getting paid a hell of a lot better than Thurman was.

1) Fair enough...But it just seems suspicions that Affleck is playing Batman, a superhero that is similar to Daredevil, after saying he would never play one...VERY suspicious.

3) True, but Connery is like 80 now, so you can kinda see him as Bond. Affleck still looks like Murdock, and I'll bet my bottom dollar he'll phone in his performance from Daredevil.

4) Uma Thurman's Good Movies:

Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2

Pulp Fiction

Gattaca

The Avengers (Not making this any better)

Les Mis

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (Don't kill me)

Uma's Bad Movies:

Batman & Robin

Percy Jackson

Paycheck

Ben Affleck's Good Movies:

The Town

Good Will Hunting

Daredevil

Ben's Bad Movies:

Pearl Harbor

Gigli

Paycheck

Argo

Armageddon

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Glory Days

...I don't know about that...And PS I LOVE Uma Thurman, I just think that she accepts some roles she really doesn't give a damn about. She has the same problem as Nicolas Cage, who I am also a huge fan of.

#58 Posted by joshmightbe (24876 posts) - - Show Bio

@spideyivydaredevilfan26: In Ben's good movies you forgot Dazed and Confused, Chasing Amy, and Company Men (A very underrated movie) and all of Thurman's "Good Movies" are arguable.

#59 Edited by JetiiMitra (8519 posts) - - Show Bio

It satisfies me immensely that a good deal of the people who said "Wait for Batman/Superman to come out before judging it for having Batman in it" are now losing their sh!t before Batman/Superman comes out.

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#60 Edited by Black_Claw (2970 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a better idea:

1. Sit the hell down

2. Shut the hell up

3. Wait until the damn movie comes out so that you can properly form a valid opinion.

And if you think for a second that President Obama is gonna listen to a random nerd raging about an actor playing his favorite superhero then you need some professional help.

#61 Posted by jphulk26 (1332 posts) - - Show Bio

taking it too far, but i don´t like ben affleck

#62 Edited by JetiiMitra (8519 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a better idea:

1. Sit the hell down

2. Shut the hell up

3. Wait until the damn movie comes out so that you can properly form a valid opinion.

And if you think for a second that President Obama is gonna listen to a random nerd raging about an actor playing his favorite superhero then you need some professional help.

I would love for the petition to get to 100,000 signatures, so the White House can release an official statement where all they say is "I don't care."

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#63 Edited by The_Crimson_Horror (12 posts) - - Show Bio
#64 Posted by The_Crimson_Horror (12 posts) - - Show Bio

People are blowing this way out of proportion. So Ben Affleck might have done wrong in the past. He's doing a rather good job of cleaning up his act. I personally liked Argo, and thought he did a great job writing and directing it. I think we should give it some time. Remember who Chris Evans played before Captain America? The Human Torch in the train wreck that we know as "The Fantastic Four". Perhaps Affleck can redeem himself like Evans did.

#65 Edited by Guardian_of_Gravity (2979 posts) - - Show Bio

This thread is still here?

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#67 Edited by RustyRoy (12012 posts) - - Show Bio

@guardian_of_gravity said:

Have you even seen his more recent work? He's massively improved as an actor, and Daredevil is actually good when you watch the director's cut instead of the butcher's work done in post-production.

That's not why I don't want to see him as Wayne. I actually really liked him in Daredevil. THESE are the reasons I don't want to see it.

1) He publicly said that he would never play a superhero again, proving that he is just media whoring and doesn't even care about playing Batman

2) Argo sucked. It was racist, slow and completely underused John Goodman. I'm sorry, but that's just my opinion.

3) WE'VE ALREADY SEEN HIM PLAY A SUPERHERO!! ONE VERY SIMILAR TO BATMAN!!! DAMN!!

4) He doesn't care about the character. I know I already said this, but it's that big of a deal to me.

  1. He said he won't play a superhero again soon. And he's does care about Batman, he's a comic book fan, but you've got to understand Daredevil almost ruined his career, and he got more backlash than he deserved for the movie, there's a rumor he already started training for the role so he cares enough. He's not a media whore, WB was pushing him for the role, he gave up the chance to direct The Stand for this movie, big blockbuster movies aren't even his type anymore.
  2. I loved that movie but that's just MO.
  3. Doesn't matter, it wasn't a noteworthy performance, most people haven't even seen it or care enough for it.
  4. He cares very much about the role, or else he wouldn't have agreed to play it, he knows he's got a very bad rap and if he bombs in the role then it will pretty much ruin his now perfect career, its a bigger gamble for him than its for WB, I think he'll try very hard to prove himself right and the haters wrong.
#68 Edited by Dragonborn_CT (21873 posts) - - Show Bio

Even if I wanted him out of MoS, there is no point in petitioning. They rarely affect anything and only serve to waste people time into thinking that what they really achieved something.

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#69 Posted by Rossnrachel4ever (82 posts) - - Show Bio

@spideyivydaredevilfan26: Argo was a great movie. You may not like it, but that doesn't make it bad. I would love to here why you think it's racist, though.

#70 Edited by MasterDetective (831 posts) - - Show Bio

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the petition is on the french news: http://fr.cinema.yahoo.com/actualite/ben-affleck-batman-fans-constern%C3%A9s-moquent-095300610.html

#71 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

#72 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

dc movies arent very good. not surprised. but hey maybe affleck wont kill the batman movies like b&r.

#73 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

My Message to Ben Affleck...

#74 Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND (1200 posts) - - Show Bio

MY god this is retarded. People actually made a petition for this? I have just lost even more hope in humanity. Give him a chance you dumbasses.

#75 Edited by Guardian_of_Gravity (2979 posts) - - Show Bio

MY god this is retarded. People actually made a petition for this? I have just lost even more hope in humanity. Give him a chance you dumbasses.

A petition to the President of the United States of America.

#76 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18022 posts) - - Show Bio

i really want all you to eat your own words after ben Owns the role

That's right.

He will be awesome.

#77 Edited by Fallschirmjager (16736 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Daredevil (even Director's cut) was a joke of a movie...

BUT

That was 10 years ago. Its not really a good argument against an actor. A lot can change in 10 years. Youtube didn't exist 10 years ago FFS!

I don't know how I feel about Affleck yet. I don't hate the choice, don't love it. Ultimately I'm just waiting to see and hoping for the best.

#78 Posted by consolemaster001 (5253 posts) - - Show Bio

YOU CAN NEVER DEFEAT HOLLYWOOD !!!

#79 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10263 posts) - - Show Bio
#80 Posted by KingRobbStark (165 posts) - - Show Bio

What was there reason for choosing Afleck from among actors who are a hundred times better than him? It would seem he has a lot of friends in the DC movie circles.

#81 Posted by k4tzm4n (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

It's going to be a long two years....

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#82 Posted by Oscars94 (2475 posts) - - Show Bio

Everyone relax. He'll be great. Watch Argo.

#83 Posted by The_Good_Loser (236 posts) - - Show Bio

SIGNATURES NEEDED BY SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 TO REACH GOAL OF 100,000

99,882

TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION

118

#84 Posted by gor724 (826 posts) - - Show Bio

*facepalm*

I'm sick of arguing about this, but: THE PRESIDENT HAS BETTER F*CKING THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT THAN BEN F*CKING AFFLECK PLAYING BATMAN!!!

@tec79 said:

All of the the problems we face and the Internet has rallied and is petitioning to stop an actor to play Batman!Those who took the time to read and sign that but don't consider petitions concerning unemployment, education, health care or reform of the political system should re-evaluate some things.

"No matter how many times you post your stupid "Fire Ben Affleck from Playing Batman" petition, I'm going to delete it and block you. Take a deep breath, and think for a second:

Yeah, the dude's made some bad films. Every actor has. Every actor does. Every actor will. It's a huge, arcing career and NO ONE has control over where it goes. Movie to movie, year to year, you're collaborating and trying and risking and, sometimes, yes -- failing.

Plus, everyone seems to forget that he had the world dropped in his lap when he was YOUNG. And, judging by how other suddenly-famous youngsters do in the same situation, he fared pretty well. Even when it went wrong, he seemed to keep a self-deprecating, long-view philosophy about the burning freak carousel he'd found himself on.

And then what happened? I mean, he'd fallen from a HEIGHT. You know what happens to 95% of people who weather a descent that steep? They come apart, fray at all of their sanity nodes, and give up.

But then there's the 5% who embrace crushing defeat and see it for the gift it is. And here's the gift: when you fail, and fail UTTERLY, you wake up the next morning and see that the world didn't end. And then the fear of failure is gone. And you're free. You're free to proceed on your own terms and pace -- if you have the ego that permits you to.

Ben brushed himself off, realized he'd kept his eyes open on the movies he'd done, and started directing. And he's become a damn good one.

A Batman portrayed by someone who's tasted humiliation and a reversal of all personal valences -- kind of like Grant Morrison's "Zen warrior" version of Batman, post-ARKHAM ASYLUM, who was, in the words of Superman, "...the most dangerous man on the planet"? Think for a second and admit that Ben Affleck is closer to THAT top-shelf iteration of The Dark Knight than pretty much anyone in Hollywood right now.

I'd write more, but I have to go work on my post about how an overweight 44 year-old comedian with bad feet and insomnia would be a bold choice for The Joker."- Patton Oswalt via facebook https://www.facebook.com/pattonoswalt

These people said it best.

#85 Posted by RedLantern23 (884 posts) - - Show Bio

Why, in the name of Odin, does anyone think that a White House petition holds any weight when it comes to the casting of a movie?

Sometimes I hate the internet because it allows stupid people access too.

#86 Posted by Samimista (20686 posts) - - Show Bio

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#87 Edited by Ancient_0f_Days (12026 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't agree with Ben being Batman but not for the reasons displayed here.....childishness aside, I think it could go as well as captain america, chris evans wasn't my first choice for Steve Rodgers but it happened and it wasn't "THAT" bad ...now if Frank Miller takes his bullsh*t imagination and makes Batman kick Superman's ass, then I'll have a problem, but for the time being....leave it go.

#88 Edited by DarkShadows (742 posts) - - Show Bio

Just wait. All the people who are complaining and whining are going to eat their own words if Ben Affleck does well as Batman which I really hope he does. Sure he wasn't really my first choice to play Batman, but I trust WB decision for now. Look at Heath Ledger, before the Dark Knight ever came out, a lot of people were like "Nooo!" and now... you already know what I'm going to say next.

Other than that, don't judge him yet.

#89 Posted by HeraldofGanthet (3370 posts) - - Show Bio

@guardian_of_gravity: @lvenger:

What'll be funny is if this petition actually works. I will literally laugh until I need antacids if this petition stops Affleck from ruining the Batman franchise ala Schumaker.

#90 Edited by The_Tree (7284 posts) - - Show Bio
#91 Posted by joshmightbe (24876 posts) - - Show Bio

MY god this is retarded. People actually made a petition for this? I have just lost even more hope in humanity. Give him a chance you dumbasses.

You see what some people don't understand is that doing s**t like this is exactly why none of the studios take comic fans seriously. When they see someone dumb enough to believe that the f**king White House would give even the faintest bit of a s**t who plays Batman makes us all look bad.

#92 Posted by Juke (264 posts) - - Show Bio

J'you guys forget about Argo?

Have faith, I don't think they'd cast him if he sucked.

#93 Edited by Strongarm (5857 posts) - - Show Bio

Anything that makes batfans cringe is comedy gold

and this is quality entertainment

#94 Posted by trebean (641 posts) - - Show Bio

Uh..... this might be off topic but who's run is that? (Also, is that Kevin Maguire's art?)

#95 Posted by Bezza (3520 posts) - - Show Bio

I think its all been said already, but Affleck was dire as Daredevil and a lot of that was due to the woeful script in that terrible film. Only Michael Clarke Duncan emerged with any credit from it. 25,000 petitioned against Michael Keaton and his two films were great. You've gotta give him a chance. More important things to petition on just now, such as chemical weapons in Syria!

#96 Posted by batmannflash (6215 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sorry but you need therapy if this upsets you so much. And why would Obama care about who plays Batman?

#97 Posted by The_Thunderer (2894 posts) - - Show Bio

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@lvenger said:

F***'s sake this is goddamn ridiculous. The President has more important things to worry about than Ben Affleck as f***ing Batman.

#98 Posted by RustyRoy (12012 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sorry but you need therapy if this upsets you so much. And why would Obama care about who plays Batman?

Maybe because he wants to play Batman himself

#99 Posted by batmannflash (6215 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

@batmannflash said:

I'm sorry but you need therapy if this upsets you so much. And why would Obama care about who plays Batman?

Maybe because he wants to play Batman himself

#100 Posted by joshmightbe (24876 posts) - - Show Bio