1220°
Submitted by kevinodonnell91 675d ago | opinion piece

Top 5: Better Batmen Than Ben Affleck

So, the bat is out of the bag and the man that’ll be stepping into the sizeable shoes of the Dark Knight, in 2015′s Man of Steel sequel, is none other than Ben Affleck – a controversial choice, to say the least. The internet is ablaze (figuratively) with emotion, with a lot of negative juju being thrown in the way of poor Mr. Batfleck. I don’t think he’s the worst choice but that’s another opinion for another article, the point of the day is that there were better choices out there… At least 5, in fact. And holy coincidence, Batman, here they are!

To read all about who I think should have played The Bat in the 2015 crossover movie, click the link! (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck, Culture)

RetrospectRealm  +   675d ago
"Better Batmen". Technically, you should only be able to list people who have already played Batman.
kevinodonnell91  +   675d ago
I see how it could be interpreted that way but it made for a much catchier title, I explain the point of the article in the intro.
Sandmano  +   675d ago
Good choices. Wes Bentley seems like the best out of the 5.
#1.1.1 (Edited 675d ago ) | Agree(4) | Disagree(2) | Report
steven83r  +   675d ago
Wes Bentley would not be on anybody's list if not for Nolan saying he wanted him to play Batman. Most notably is Hunger Games. Doesn't really make you batman material. But as Nolans pick i would say yes since he does have that look.
TricksterArrow  +   675d ago
"Wes Bentley would've been a good choice".

*tries to understand why. Doesn't, so keeps reading.*

"Nolan said so and because he looks like it [ Never mind that he did a pitiful job being a remarkable villain in P2 or even a comic book character in Ghostrider having the screen presence of a rock]".

Man, people should really stop kissing Nolan's ass. The guy is an amazing director but he is not the first nor the last to direct a good Batman movie. Can't we all just hope for the best and see if the guy fares well as the character? Geez... I certainly don't EXPECT much, but I'm leaving enough room for doubts and good surprises.
NewMonday  +   674d ago
actually like the casting of Ben Affleck

he has gotten better in recent years

that serious mood he had in The Town convinced me he can pull it off, the look of Bruce Wayne and the presence of Batman, the right age as well.

plus he is a comic geek
gigoran  +   675d ago
I could answer this question with just one.... ANYONE ELSE!
SilentNegotiator  +   675d ago
Better Batmen than Affleck #6,000,042,001:

https://www.youtube.com/wat...
#2.1 (Edited 675d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
gigoran  +   674d ago
exactly!
Hergula  +   674d ago
Disagreed completely.

Ben Affleck actually makes sense.
ajax17  +   675d ago
Josh Brolin would be cool
MEsoJD  +   675d ago
Jon Hamm would be perfect.
Hergula  +   674d ago
lol
VitaOwner  +   675d ago
Ben Affleck would play a great Bruce Wayne and a horrible Batman.
tarbis  +   675d ago
Nobody beats Adam West.
Fergusonxplainsall  +   675d ago
Elijah Woods should be Robin and Batman should be played by Will Smith.

The death of Batman starring Kevin Costner and Tom Hanks as the Joker is a moneymaker in my mind.

Who the fuck is Ben Afflack??
Kingdom Come  +   675d ago
I'm actually intrigued by the casting of Ben Affleck and am looking forward to seeing his interpretation of a veterened Batman. However, I am dissapointed in the casting of a prolific actor, mainly as it will detract from te immersion of the film and will be a hindrance to Bruce Wayne/Batman's screen pressence.

The casting of Cavill was astoundingly handled, not only did he perfectly fit the role, but he wasn't an immediately recognisable star, making him easier to accept as Kal-El. Affleck's casting reeks of marketing, as though targeted more for attention than impact. I seriously hope I'm wrong, but at the moment, I'm neither excited or dissapointed...
Tzuno  +   675d ago
Is a mistake to change the actor in batman as it was with the new bond. Pierce Brosnan is the best bond. I like the new bond because is rough but it doesn't have the charisma of Pierce.
Deadpoolio  +   675d ago
Except by that logic Keaton was the best batman..So then they should have never changed actors way back in 1991....Cause everyone after him was bad...Bale was terrible between his throat cancer voice and the god awful suit Nolan put together that Cowl was god damned terrible....Literally anyone almost would be better than Bale....
Hergula  +   674d ago
well I feel that Brosnan was the worst bond, with Connery being the best.
Genki  +   674d ago
This has been getting entirely too much attention.
markte  +   674d ago
Given the direction they are going with the character,the only actor on that list that would have made a great Batman is Josh Brolin. Who I think would make an amazing middle aged Batman(the obvious choice is Bale, but that's not happening)

I understand people's dislike of Afleck as Batman, but remember just 5 short years ago people were equally disgusted by Heath Ledger as Joker, and we see how that turned out.

With that in mind, I think there are far better choices than Afleck, but I'm willing to give him and the creators the benefit of the doubt. Especially considering they know more about the movie and direction they are going than we do.
ironbran76   674d ago | Spam
EdisonRex  +   674d ago
I like Affleck in general and think he's got the potential to knock this one out of the park. If he does, it's the final step in a total rehab of his career that's taken ten years to do. If he doesn't, he goes back to directing and who cares? Everybody wins.
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   674d ago
"Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms yo" lol

Now we just need Matt Damon confirmed as robin, get jay and silent bob to play the wonder twins and this movie will be the best superhero flick ever. /s
ironfist92  +   674d ago
I wonder, did Christian Bale get any flak when he was cast as Batman?

Im gonna ive Affleck a slight chance, but I wouldve preferred Bale or Karl Urban

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

'Heroes Reborn': First Look At Two New Characters

7m ago - CB: Like Daredevil earlier this year, Heroes Reborn is introducing its characters with a series o... | TV
20°

How Star Wars: A New Hope Became the Pop Culture Icon It Is

14h ago - IGN: The world was never the same after George Lucas introduced us to Luke Skywalker, Princess Le... | Cinema
10°

The Terminator Saga in 5 Minutes (ish)

14h ago - IGN: Relive the twists and turns of the time-hopping Terminator series before you see Genisys in... | Culture
10°

Our First Contact With Spielberg's Close Encounters Was A Memorable One

14h ago - IGN: In 1977 Steven Spielberg showcased humanity's hopeful nature when we meet creatures not of t... | Cinema
Ad

Filmwatch Contest Details

Now - Come celebrate the upcoming Jurassic World with us on Filmwatch and win cool prizes. | Promoted post
30°

Game Of Thrones: 10 Moments That Prove Stannis Was The Mannis

14h ago - WC Stannis Baratheon quickly went from a respected, if not loved character to one of the most... | Culture