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Submitted by kevinodonnell91 242d 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/Superman, Ben Affleck, Culture)

RetrospectRealm  +   242d ago
"Better Batmen". Technically, you should only be able to list people who have already played Batman.
kevinodonnell91  +   242d 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  +   242d ago
Good choices. Wes Bentley seems like the best out of the 5.
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steven83r  +   242d 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  +   242d 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  +   241d 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  +   242d ago
I could answer this question with just one.... ANYONE ELSE!
SilentNegotiator  +   242d ago
Better Batmen than Affleck #6,000,042,001:

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gigoran  +   242d ago
exactly!
Hergula  +   241d ago
Disagreed completely.

Ben Affleck actually makes sense.
ajax17  +   242d ago
Josh Brolin would be cool
MEsoJD  +   242d ago
Jon Hamm would be perfect.
Hergula  +   241d ago
lol
VitaOwner  +   242d ago
Ben Affleck would play a great Bruce Wayne and a horrible Batman.
tarbis  +   242d ago
Nobody beats Adam West.
Fergusonxplainsall  +   242d 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  +   242d 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...
Tzunoy  +   242d 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  +   242d 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  +   241d ago
well I feel that Brosnan was the worst bond, with Connery being the best.
Genki  +   241d ago
This has been getting entirely too much attention.
markte  +   241d 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.
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EdisonRex  +   241d 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  +   241d 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  +   241d 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

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