CB: It’s official. The monkey is now off Ben Affleck’s back. More fans are upset over Family Guy killing off Brian Griffin than they are over Ben Affleck being cast as Batman.
The petitions are still quite different, on one side we have people acting quite immature, making a petition to remove a brilliant actor from a very fitting role, Ben Affleck as Batman. And on the other side we have a petition to revive, or somehow bring back, one of the central characters in a television show that is incredibly well known. All in all, I am not surprised to see the Brian petition get more signatures.
"making a petition to remove a brilliant actor from a very fitting role" Brilliant...not really Fitting role...lol, quite the opposite Sorry but Ben Affleck should not be Batman, the only reason they got him is because they wanted to plaster an Oscar winners name across advertising. The first thing you'll see is "Ben Affleck from the OSCAR winning ARGO as Batman" Zack Synder wanted Josh Brolin aswell, someone who even most fans think is more fitting but higher ups wanted Ben. It makes no sense that the director can't even have an input in his own film.
Why can't we just wait until we see the film to decide how Ben Affleck does as Batman. People were absolutely furious and disgusted when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker so surely we can learn something from that.
"Sorry but Ben Affleck should not be Batman, the only reason they got him is because they wanted to plaster an Oscar winners name across advertising." Even though his recent popularity is certainly why he was given the role, I don't see how that should make him 'not worthy of being Batman' because reasons. In each of his recently-directed roles, he's able to nail that brooding, high-tension attitude just perfectly; not only that, he's displayed great range from drama to comedy. And with a horde of fans clamoring for a bit more levity from the darker, Nolan-y vision of Man of Steel, how does someone who's accomplished that before seem unfitting?
Why do people alwaye bring up Heath Ledger, it wasn't that bad and the only reason people didnt want him is because of Brokeback Mountain Oh and no we can't wait untill the films out because if we are right and he does suck then game over...its too late to do anything. @coolbeans "recently-directed roles,he's ableto nailthat brooding, high-tension attitude just perfectly; not only that, he's displayed great range from drama to comedy." Sorry but I highly disagree with you there, Ben just cant do that at all especialy for Batman, he dosent fit Batman or Bruce. As I've said he was only picked for marketing, if they picked someone like Josh Brolin then they wouldnt of had that as well as Ben
@above, I don't think he was "given" the role at all. He was talking with WB to be a part of it for years. He wanted to do anything from writing it to directing to acting. Its like WB finally went "fine, star as Batman" and him and Kevin Smith did an epic fist pump lol
"Why do people alwaye bring up Heath Ledger, it wasn't that bad and the only reason people didnt want him is because of Brokeback Mountain" Why do people alwaye bring up Ben Affleck, it wasn't that bad and the only reason people didnt want him is because of DareDevil do you see the flaw in the arguement for not wanting ben as batman?
Ben Affleck as Batman lol Who can play Robin? Matt Damon? lol
Why are you talking about Ben Affleck as Batman thing? I made an example of how different the two petitions are. The "Ben Affleck Does Not Fit As Batman" arguements were done months and months ago. I won't go into it again.
"Sorry but I highly disagree with you there, Ben just cant do that at all especialy for Batman, he dosent fit Batman or Bruce." But that's what I'm trying to say: his filmography shows he's been great, or at least competent, in action, drama, and even comedy films. And he's a buff white guy with the right chin--the only physical requirements for Batman, so he physically does fit.
After tolerating Christian Bale's Batman... Anyone would be appreciated as Batman, even Peewee Herman!
"Why do people alwaye bring up Heath Ledger, it wasn't that bad and the only reason people didnt want him is because of Brokeback Mountain" No they didn't want him because he was one of the hollywood pretty boys who wouldn't suit a role as a bad guy. "Oh and no we can't wait untill the films out because if we are right and he does suck then game over...its too late to do anything. " It's too late to do anything now. He's been cast. Get over it and hope for the best.
I don't care if he's Batman or not, really, but let's not throw the word "brilliant" around haphazardly. If everyone is special then no one truly is.
for once the n4g disagrees are accurate
This is FilmWatch, N4G is a Newsboiler sub-site.
same agree/disagree mentality
It's not a reaction to Affleck himself, but to the practice of putting a Hollywood actor in the role as opposed to a lesser known actor who would do a better job suspending disbelief in the role and working hard with the part. Affleck has already been Daredevil and a few other super heroes and he did a lousy job before. There's no reason to think this next one will be any different.
A brilliant what? Lol whoa there.
Sorry but did you not see Daredevil. No way can Ben affleck pull off a super hero role
My bet is Stewie will do something to time travel and prevent him from dying. They will do something to bring him back, its the oldest trick in the books. Kill off character, let people go nuts, when the craziness dies off bring the character back to make headlines again.
We all know he's coming back. Seth wouldn't have a show if he didn't have a super-partisan liberal mouthpiece character to play....I mean, "common sense" character....right...
seeing ben afflack play batman when hes not in costume is going to be the worst my stomach turns at the thought.. might as well have justin timberlake play batman whats the difference
Wow must have a pretty pathetic life living in mommy's basement if the worst stomach turning thought you have is Ben Affleck playing Batman....Well not actually it's not pretty pathetic it's extremely pathetic
lol r u serious deadpoo ? where are you staying in your mamas attic casting judgement on peoples opinions? trolling message boards to stick it to people you deem inferior? go practice falling down then come back and let me know how it went. or simply put your love for ben afflack runs deeper than any normal person would like to admit..
So you really took what he said literally? Is Ben your life partner or something?
It's Seth MacFaranes show so it's up to him what he does with it, I like Vinny the new dog and just like Quagmire I wasn't a huge fan of Brian anyway.
People still watch Family guy?!
Can't tell if this was a soulful decision... or the creators getting bored of their own character and deciding to kill him off and replace him to revive an unfunny show that's been falling in ratings for the past several years.
Sure beats the simpsons, futurerama and bob's fucking burgers. C'mon man.
Futurama isn't on anymore, and fair enough it beats new Simpsons but I'm sticking to classic Simpsons, even now there's jokes that I missed when watching when I was younger
Well The Simpsons smashed FG in ratings so you're in the minority there.
I don't see anyone asking to remove Zack Snyder... the real enemy.
Brian will be back. He's passing wasn't related to an actor leaving the show as everyone speculated.
Who speculated that someone was leaving the show? And Seth McFarlane does the voice of Brian. Did people think The creator of the show was leaving because they would have to kill off a whole lot more characters if Seth left his own show.
Fans were expecting Mila Kunis to leave the show.
Kinda surprised she hasn't. She's getting a few movies roles, I thought it would interfere.
This is ridiculous, I made a point by taking an example. Never once did I expect people to be so damn childish to start arguing over the same thing we went over, with the same users, several months ago. God sakes. I did not even give my opinion on things, people seriously need to chill for just a minute, this article is about Brian being brought back, hopefully, due to the petition. The community at FilmWatch still has not improved, so man ignorant people that need to bash opinions they disagree with. Brilliant... friggin brilliant... whatever, it is what it is.
Calm down, mate. The world isn't out to get you.
Should've thought of that before you posted this drivel.
Aint about that, and you know it, I have nothing against starting an arguement. Heck, I am known for that here on Newsboiler, but this is ridiculous. We went over this before, hence why I wont even talk about the issue at hand.
They will bring brain back. Lets just see what they do with the new dog.
I gotta say, i watched the clip of that part on YouTube, nowhere near as much heart went into that.. and it just went by really quickly. So much more heart and feeling in the sad Futurama episodes, this aint got nothing on Futurama's jokes or writing.. how is Family Guy even rated higher than Futurama on IMDB? Seriously.
Futurama is shit.
Whoa, whoa, whoa... let's not get crazy here, Section8 :)
Personally the new dog annoys the hell out of me. Brian annoyed me every now and then but some of the best episodes were basically Brian and Stewie going on crazy adventures and I can't see the new dog being able to do that without being annoying.
It is because Hollywood sucks. It's either a remake/reboot, sequel, super hero or romantic comedy. No creativity and they continue to cast the same actors over and over.
I don't mind a character being killed off. Just a character that should be killed off... Like Chris.
OMG! I'm so pissed because everyone has seen batman vs superman. Where can i go to see this movie before it's two years away and i really want to judge a movie and actor before we even know anything about it. You lot make a good point and lets get up an arms about it because of other movies bens done.
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