Posted by k4tzm4n (45660 posts) - - Show Bio

From the Man Without Fear to the Dark Knight...

According to The Wrap, Ben Affleck is currently set to play Bruce Wayne aka Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. The website also states this will be an all-new incarnation of the hero, further confirming it will not follow-up on Nolan's universe. Greg Silverman -- President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros -- made the announcement and says they, "needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics' most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of his character."

Additionally, director Zack Snyder says Affleck is a great choice to counter-balance Henry Cavill's Superman. "He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him."

Directed by Snyder and co-written by Snyder and David S. Goyer, the untitled project is expected to hit theaters 2015. So Viners... do you think Affleck is a good choice for the cowl?

Source:The Wrap

#1 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (6350 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm totally cool with it, he was badass in Argo.

#2 Edited by infernopig (32 posts) - - Show Bio

great actor and has the jaw line...but but it doesnt feel right yet. I hope he gets shredded for this role cause hes a little beefy

#3 Posted by VaizD (249 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't even... wat.

#4 Posted by Mr. Kamikaze (526 posts) - - Show Bio

That's gonna be weird...seeing Ben Affleck as Batman. I've grown accustomed to relatively unknown actors being super heroes. Also his very distinct jaw is gonna distract me, sticking out of the mask. Didn't he say he was done with super hero stuff?

#5 Posted by JairamGanpat (955 posts) - - Show Bio

From Red Batman to Regular Batman.

#6 Posted by Aeroman (505 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not sure if that's a good idea or a bad idea

#7 Posted by NoahMcnasty (43 posts) - - Show Bio

if he plays batman the way he acted in the town, and by that I mean a badass then it will be good. if he plays batman like he played daredevil then it will be shoddy

#8 Posted by clumsyninja (143 posts) - - Show Bio

I curious to see what gonna be Batman voice now. SWEAR TO ME!!!

#9 Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND (1208 posts) - - Show Bio


#10 Posted by Omega-Man (762 posts) - - Show Bio

He can play the dark superhero but...I don't see him as batman....He doesn't have the voice for it nor the body in my opinion interesting choice though.

#11 Edited by CommanderShiro (186 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't know how to feel about this...

#12 Posted by CrimAldan (26 posts) - - Show Bio

This should be interesting.

#13 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2321 posts) - - Show Bio

To be honest. I just lost a little interest in this film :-/

#14 Edited by DaltonMunnal (164 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going to be one of the few people to say that I liked Ben as Daredevil, and as long as you watched the Director's Cut, it was a really good movie (minus the obnoxious Evanescence music). I can totally see this working, though I'm stunned that the people involved think it's a good idea considering his reputation.

#15 Posted by MrMazz (1252 posts) - - Show Bio

This could work. Ben Affleck, while not the best actor in the world, should be able to bring a fun playboyish vibe to the Bruce Wayne side of things, if this show has any of the B-Man out from under the cowl. Not sure how he'll look in the suit but that's a suit problem. Definatly has the look.

#16 Posted by noj (1084 posts) - - Show Bio

W..WWWWHATTTTT! Don't know how to feel about this. Get back to me in 20 minutes

#17 Posted by infernopig (32 posts) - - Show Bio

idk what to do with my feelings right now to shocked

#18 Posted by MatKrenz (1234 posts) - - Show Bio

Well this is surprising. Let's see what comes from this.

#19 Posted by Xwraith (18660 posts) - - Show Bio

#20 Posted by GValo (14 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Ben's time behind the camera has really improved his acting. I can see this working well. As was said earlier, he was a badass in The Town.

#21 Posted by daredevil21134 (11921 posts) - - Show Bio

Just don't make him do a lot of flips.And make sure he combs his freaking hair

#22 Posted by Omnicrono (1848 posts) - - Show Bio

Say it ain't so. Please!

This is the same guy who, last I knew, ragged on superhero movies. Not sure he is going to fully respect and appreciate the role he is about to take on.

Besides that, he doesn't have anywhere near the physique needed for this role. He needs to spend an hour a day in the gym, starting now.

#23 Edited by whiteknight67 (42 posts) - - Show Bio

AWESOME pick. He is a great actor Boston = Gotham. The Town was a great movie. He has the Billionaire playboy look. He can change his voice. He has been working out heck he has Jennifer FINE Garner

#24 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3556 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, Affleck has some serious skill when it comes to directing a film. Acting has not been his strongest skill. He's had his moments in some films, but he's incredibly erratic. Did they not see what happened with DAREDEVIL?

I want to trust Snyder, but this may be a bridge too far.

#25 Posted by Dabee (2394 posts) - - Show Bio

He's been really great in everything I've seen him in. I think he's a great choice to inherit the cowl.

#26 Posted by daredevil21134 (11921 posts) - - Show Bio

Now Christian Bale can be Daredevil

#27 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1046 posts) - - Show Bio

WTF!!! Is this August's Fools Day or some other bad joke I'm not aware of? Affleck is horrendous! I literally will not watch this movie now, absolutely zero interest. Dear God, does this mean he would also be in a Justice League movie? Wow, I have a complete loss of thoughtful or considerate words.

#28 Posted by longbowhunter (7127 posts) - - Show Bio

This is unexpected, but not at all a bad choice. I've come around to Ben Affleck since he's been directing.

#29 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (22624 posts) - - Show Bio


#30 Posted by MrMazz (1252 posts) - - Show Bio

@foxxfireart: your first mistake was trusting Synder and Goyer

#31 Posted by clumsyninja (143 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait for Batman to have a boston accent. Yey!

#32 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1506 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going to be one of the few people to say that I liked Ben as Daredevil, and as long as you watched the Director's Cut, it was a really good movie (minus the obnoxious Evanescence music). I can totally see this working, though I'm stunned that the people involved think it's a good idea considering his reputation.

I actually liked the evanescence music :(

@xwraith said:


#33 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

I can dig it. For anyone who thinks he can't pull off a physical role, check out The Town. Incredible performance and physique from Affleck.

#34 Edited by The Average Bear (2079 posts) - - Show Bio


If he taps into his "The Town" acting potential then I guess it could be okay but... still no

#35 Posted by War Killer (20256 posts) - - Show Bio

One more step towards the Justice League movie. :)

#36 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9094 posts) - - Show Bio

Here are my thoughts:

#37 Posted by Wolverine08 (42828 posts) - - Show Bio

#38 Posted by thenexusrebound (246 posts) - - Show Bio

I was so excited for the idea of Jon Hamm. This kills me inside, considering after Daredevil he went on to say he didn't like super hero movies. Clearly he changed his tune.

#39 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (6206 posts) - - Show Bio
#40 Edited by Kal'smahboi (3533 posts) - - Show Bio

I really don't know what to think. I like Ben Affleck as an actor, but something is just out of place with this one. It may be his fame. I was also sort of hoping for a bigger Batman, finally.

#41 Edited by k4tzm4n (45660 posts) - - Show Bio

@foxxfireart: Did they not see what happened with DAREDEVIL?

Which was a decade ago. Perhaps they instead saw what happened with The Town and Argo? ;)

#42 Posted by saoakden (1051 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no idea how I feel about this. Then again when it comes to casting an actor to play a character on the big or small screen, like Superman or Spider-Man, I have no idea who to cast as certain characters. Example, I have no idea who to cast as Wonder Woman.

#43 Edited by ravisher (692 posts) - - Show Bio


why do they want a old batman so bad?

#44 Posted by MatKrenz (1234 posts) - - Show Bio
#45 Posted by The Stegman (24643 posts) - - Show Bio

Well...people have been saying that they need a good actor AND someone physical...Affleck does fit the bill in both categories..but I thought he didn't really like superhero movies?

#46 Posted by Souche (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait, does that mean Matt Damon is gonna play Robin???

#47 Posted by Violet_Kitten (324 posts) - - Show Bio

Where is the cool voice? Where is it?

#48 Posted by HollowPrince65 (143 posts) - - Show Bio

He'll be fine. I don't blame Ben for what happened with DD. That was the editor's fault. The Director's Cut was really good. Ben is a great actor with some amazing movies under his belt. Give the man a break. That movie was TEN YEARS AGO! LET IT GO!

#49 Posted by havoc1201 (516 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont know how to feel, Affleck has improved as a actor in the last 5 years or so, But Batman, the God Damn Batman....I get flashs to George Clooney and then no Batman movies for another ten years....Dont F this up Ben for everyones sake.

#50 Posted by Wolverine08 (42828 posts) - - Show Bio


I am just joking. Maybe you shouldn't overreact to a joke.