DISCUSS: Ben Affleck Is The New Batman

Mark-Potts by Mark-Potts on Aug. 22, 2013

Warner Brothers announced that Ben Affleck, who was, according to reports, "the bomb in Phantoms," will play Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, in the Man of Steel sequel.

Director Zack Snyder said, “Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’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.”

We're torn. On one hand, Affleck has really become a fantastic director with last year's Argo, which he won an Academy Award for, and 2010's The Town. He has turned his career around since the mistake that was dating Jennifer Lopez. But this? He's already tried being a superhero with Daredevil and that was a miserable mess. But that was 10 years ago. Should we hold that against him?

What do you think of the casting?

- Mark (follow on Twitter)

233 comments
ILLest05
ILLest05 User

I think he will be better than the previous actors that played this role. As long as he doesn't do that stupid voice Christian Bale did, and he isn't stuck with a lot of stupid lines. 

emune
emune User

Who gives a shit

woodsman
woodsman User

I like Ben Affleck as an actor but he is wrong for this part 

Christopher-Mitchell-270
Christopher-Mitchell-270 User

ben affleck was terrible in daredevil, what makes anyone think he pull off batman? daredevil is the easier of the 2 to not fuck up

Robert-McLoud
Robert-McLoud User

Ben affleck can do no worse then christian bale did as bat man

Merle Tedder
Merle Tedder

Michal Keaton...Ben a fleck....who cares as long as somebody gets beat up in cool ways

Jimmy Clements
Jimmy Clements

They must be going to be including the "Bam"," Wack" and sideways villian hideouts 'cause they can't be serious.

Nick-Garcia-574
Nick-Garcia-574 User

idk christian bale was good because he played both roles well. his batman voice did got a tad ridiculous though. i wouldnt normally pick ben aflack as batman, but he seems to be taking his career more serious these days at least. id be more worried about the directer tho there have been some good characters destroyed in the BM universe because people didn't seem to know how to bring it to life. i love the batman villains but they have to be given enough respect to shine as what they are. 

you know its bad when the cartoons nail it better than the movies. and thats why the voices in TAS still have a career in doing voices for video games and such and tommy lee jones is sitting at home wearing his two face costume..  if it were up to me though.. i would get someone like ryan gosling or a Jake Gyllenhaal. someone who is a known good actor who is spry enough and has the talent to bring both roles together. its all about how he looks in the cape and cowl  though i guess..

Anita Word
Anita Word

Don't think he fits that character at all. He is cool but not a batman. He is more a J Lo Man. lol!

Nallel Zuniga
Nallel Zuniga

o.o says who??? a guy with a picture of what?

Kevin P. Trainham
Kevin P. Trainham

Everyone is giving Kilmer shit... did we forget George Clooney had nipples and a bat-creditcard?

John Smoot
John Smoot

did anyone see Daredevil? Exactly. Not a good choice. I could play a better Batman

Ricky Webb
Ricky Webb

when i think of batman i think of his raspy voice and some awesome one liners. Not some goob with a boston accent. what a joke

Leonardo Gomes
Leonardo Gomes

FUCKKKKKKKING AAAAAAA !!! God damn it. There is no turning back now, Batman is ruined for ever !!!