How about Woody Allen as Marine Col. Nathan R. Jessup, Commandant, Marine Barracks, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.:cheesygrin:
LOL, a guy from Berkeley, AND Cambridge, playing a supah hero? That's wicked retahded!
His Bahstan accent is WAY over the top. Renner came a lot closer, and he's friggin british?!
Take some time and read through this thread from 2006 on the casting of Heath Ledger as Joker in Dark Knight. It's so funny how everything I'm reading on Ben Affleck, literally is the same as when Ledger was cast. All the "You've got to be kidding" comments to "Is it April Fools already?" and the one I like...."The second Batman series has officially been killed!"
I'm not saying Ben will pull off that kind of performance, BUT, you never know. Anyone with a crystall ball wants to prove me wrong right now at this moment, go right ahead.
Give the guy a chance for crying out loud!
So as to commentary concerning Affleck, well, since Ledger was at least a decent actor, I wouldn't worry about "any" similarities between the two periods. If this second Superman "rivals" The Dark Knight, then only fans will like it? And I'm pretty sure I'll be "amused" in a bad way! I, honestly, can't sit through an ENTIRE showing of the second Batman film without getting unbelievably BORED! It so tedious.
[It] tasks me! [It] tasks me, and I shall have [it]! I'll chase [It] round the Moons of Nibia, and round the Antares Maelstrom, and round Perdition's flames before I give [It] up! [WRATH OF KHAN]
I guess I love confusion and bad film making.
Nothing wrong with that, since that's what generates Billions of dollars for Hollywood. For full disclosure, I've never seen a GREAT superhero film. There are some that are good. But it's tough to be great because I compare them with great films outside their genre and they never cut the mustard.
Let's face it. We're talking entertainment films, Hollywood blockbusters, etc. Nothing wrong with that. As an example. I saw Spielberg's Close Encounters when it first came out and I almost busted a gut laughing through the entire film, I thought it was so ridiculous. And yet I was one of the "only" people to remain in a NYC showing of Tarkovsky's Stalker, when over half that sophisticated NY audience walked out on it. If Hollywood took "my" opinion seriously, they'd be "bankrupt"! lol
Please, unless they are going to a voice over for Ben. Batman should not have that girly voice that comes out of Ben's mouth, period. Bad choice in my book, but thats standard issue for the Batman or Superman movies. They just can't seem to get it together like their comic book rival.
No worse than Keaton, Kilmer or Clooney IMO.
I for one just can't see Ben attempting another super hero movie. I figured he would even stay as far away from action movies as he possibly could. He is more suited for dramas, and I just can't see him pulling off Batman.
I think the character Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory would be a better choice.
I could be wrong, but this will definitely be a rental, but only if others say it was at least tolerable.
Looking at all these comments makes me wonder if people have already forgotten how bad Bale was as Batman. He was decent enough as Wayne, but was a horrible Batman with the constant growl of unintelligible speech. Am I the only one who thinks this???
Little Jimmy sums it up
So to sum up a somewhat long and sometimes heated thread: "Show me the money!"
Ben what's next J low as bat girl come on man box office killer (ya right).
Word has it that Justin Bieber has been tapped to play the Boy Wonder....
Ben and the Biebs... sound more like a Saturday Night Live skit than an actual blockbuster casting decision...
Well i think you can never predict how he turns out to be as Batman..i guess well all will have to wait for it.
Let's wait and judge the performance.