Is Ben Affleck Threatening to Quit Batman vs. Superman?


Let’s get one thing clear before we dive in: Ben Affleck has not dropped out of Batman vs. Superman as of this writing. But the situation is taking a turn that suggests Affleck might not be moving into the batcave anytime soon.

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RetrospectRealm2130d ago

"Don’t be surprised if Warner scraps entirely and fasttracks a sequel to Man of Steel, one more focused on telling a self-contained Superman story that hints at a more expanded universe down the line."

That's stupid. There's too much hype already for this. They won't do that.

adorie2129d ago

It would appear that hype for this has turned into pessimism at this point. Heck, I'd even wager that the hype was killed when Affleck was chosen for the role of Batman.

RetrospectRealm2129d ago

Still, there isn't one of the pessimists who would really not go and see the film.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx2129d ago

I doubt it. Alot of people have come to accept/or at least wait & reserve judgement until they see footage of Affleck. The internet isn't the "OH MAH GAWD WTF AFFLECKZ!!?!" mess it was back when Affleck was announced. There's more Aquaman, Joaquin Pheonix, Batsuit, or Jason Momoa rumors than Affleck hate at this point.

UltraNova2129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

Who wants Stallone to be Batman? Say I! he's as ba(t) as it gets!

adorie2129d ago

"Still, there isn't one of the pessimists who would really not go and see the film."

That is still up for debate.

Porcelain_Chicken2129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

Nope it's true. People complained like hell when Bale and Ledger were cast as Batman & Joker respectively. And those movies didn't exactly flop. In fact there's a pretty big list of people who mastered their given role despite the constant fan b$#ching.

Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Anne Hathaway as Catwoman
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Christopher Reeve as Superman
Michael Keaton as Batman
Chris Hemsworth as Thor

Just off the top of my head. And each of those movies made bank. Debate over.

RetrospectRealm2129d ago

Look at Porcelain_Chicken's comment. You have no idea what you're talking about. You speak for yourself.

Rainstorm812129d ago

Who doubted half the actors on your list??

uncharted562130d ago

And I just knew you would be on here somehow... spewing negativity!

Anthotis2129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

^Gotten to.

And yes, Ben Affleck stepping down would be awesome. Gal Gadot stepping down would also be good.

edit - surprise, surprise @ Goyer messing things up.

-Foxtrot2129d ago

Jesus what is with you honestly, it's a commenting site just because you aren't seeing something YOU like doesn't mean it's negative.

You take this far too seriously.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx2129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

Wait you guys want the guy responsible for all of the re-writes to Goyer's (most likely) terrible script gone? The guy who brought in Academy award winner Chris Terrio to re-write Goyer probably mediocre script gone? The guy threating WB to leave if they don't get their sh*t together and stop rushing things... The guy who will probably bring in his Academy award winning brother-in-law Joaquin Pheonix as Lex Luthor and finally give the character justice after Gene Hackman, Richard Donner, Kevin Spacey & Bryan Singer took a giant sh*t on him in 5 consecutive movies???...

Why exactly? And don't say it's because he was terrible in Gigli, don't type Daredevil in caps or don't say the oh so generic "i hate his doucheface". Real response please. He seems to bring alot more positives than negatives.

krazykombatant2129d ago


LOL when did Ben Affleck threaten to leave WB??

He is a good director and I guess you can agree with writer (although I think he just surrounds himself with better writters and then says he worked on this masterpiece but to each his own not the point here).

The guy as an actor he is subpar, he is serviceable, he is a great supporting cast member, but he always plays nearly the same character some guy FROM BOSTON, who struggles day to day because not everyone supports him and blah blah blah.

Why would WB go for someone who isn't that big in the big screen like henry cavill only to bring in Ben Afleck, i'll tell you something it most certainly isn't for his acting chops. It's due to the fact that they want people to watch the movie due to the ARGO craze.


There are gritter, manlier, and straight up better actors who could fill the role of Bruce Wayne and ben affleck is simply not one of them.

Ninjamonkey822130d ago

Come on i beg you to bin it Warner. That wimp as Batman :/.

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