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(Metro)   In news that will finally get the fanboys to shut up about Ben Affleck: Bryan Cranston confirmed to play Lex Luthor   (metro.co.uk) divider line 212
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2013-08-24 11:30:55 AM
He looks different with hair and without glasses.
 
GBB
2013-08-24 11:32:29 AM
Hancock vs Superman, GO!
 
2013-08-24 11:32:41 AM
So lets get this straight. Batman's only enemies is the joker, penguin, two face, and scarecrow. Superman has general Zod and Lex.


According to Hollywood anyway.
 
2013-08-24 11:33:06 AM

wildcardjack: After seeing Meth in the Middle, I think Bryan's getting typecast. Although maybe a slightly neurotic Lex Luthor prone to a bit of the ultraviolence might be interesting.


No reason to think Cranston can't go for a more animated and less sinister Heisenberg - like a more psychotic Heisenberg with Hal's temperament.

Also, I liked MoS. There's no way to make a Superman movie without it looking like a rip off of Donner's or mega-crap like Returns.

// haven't started the new ones yet, so shhhhh...
 
ecl
2013-08-24 11:34:29 AM
i.chzbgr.com

Batman looks stoned out of his gourd.
 
2013-08-24 11:34:42 AM

Dremin: The problem with Ben Affleck is you look at him and think "yeah, I could beat that guy in a fight."  How is he going to get any respect as Batman?


well, Batman is wearing a mask...


salvador.hardin: This movie was doomed long before they cast Affleck.


that's pretty much my impression too. Though I think Affleck is an odd choice, I'm pretty sure he won't be the one who sinks the film.
 
2013-08-24 11:34:49 AM

PsyLord: Is he going to be the evil business person or the silly lycra wearing super criminal?


Well, if he's going to be in multiple films, hopefully both.

Starts off as a genius business man with political aspiration. Ends up wearing green and purple and leading an army of his fellow lunatics to save humanity from the alien menace.

Crazy Lex is best Lex.
 
2013-08-24 11:36:25 AM
Epicfarker:

Are you certain?

There is always uncertainty with Heisenberg.


Nice one!
 
2013-08-24 11:37:37 AM

salvador.hardin: This thing is being rushed into production to compete with Marvel rather than taking the time to develop the series (like Marvel did). It is also being directed by Snyder and will continue to perpetuate the overly brooding Nolan tone that only worked for two movies.

This movie was doomed long before they cast Affleck.

I'm sure Affleck, Cavil, and Cranston will all do their best to make the movie watchable.


Oh for farks sake. Doomed??? REALLY??
 
2013-08-24 11:39:37 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Affleck is a great choice for Batman... Lets be honest the bar is so low right now anyway after Bale's horrendous "cookie monster" version.


I haven't been paying attention: have we reached Peak Nolan?
 
2013-08-24 11:40:37 AM
Well, he's got the look, but they better be writing Lex's personality to be that of a real estate shyster, otherwise I'm going to rage.
 
2013-08-24 11:41:20 AM
Didn't see the last Superman movie, watched the Nolan films when they were on TV. Not a DC fan. But wouldn't this make more sense as a JLA setup? Various superheros see Superman as an alien, destructive force and head to Metropolis to fight this menace?
The members meet each other, have the initial fight/reach agreement scenes, then gang up on Superman?
Bruce and Lex team up to rebuild the city, Batman joins/forms the JLA, JLA has fight/reach agreement scene with Superman, then take on Lex.
I thought Bruce was broke, but that was in the Nolan films.
 
2013-08-24 11:41:52 AM
How can anyone look at Batfleck and get even the slightest impression that he'll be anything more than lol-worthy trying to face off against Superman?
 
2013-08-24 11:42:32 AM
I still feel a disturbance, as if millions of neck-bearded losers cried out into the night and were quickly silenced.
 
2013-08-24 11:43:34 AM

simplicimus: Didn't see the last Superman movie, watched the Nolan films when they were on TV. Not a DC fan. But wouldn't this make more sense as a JLA setup? Various superheros see Superman as an alien, destructive force and head to Metropolis to fight this menace?
The members meet each other, have the initial fight/reach agreement scenes, then gang up on Superman?
Bruce and Lex team up to rebuild the city, Batman joins/forms the JLA, JLA has fight/reach agreement scene with Superman, then take on Lex.
I thought Bruce was broke, but that was in the Nolan films.


The saddest part is that you've admitted to being a non-fan of DC content and yet, with a few sentences, you made a more coherent plot that makes more sense, has more opportunity for conflict, growth, development, drama and a climatic showdown than anything they're likely to do with B vs S.
 
2013-08-24 11:44:08 AM

stoli n coke: ...and were quickly silenced.


You wish.
 
2013-08-24 11:45:09 AM
guys this is nothing but unsubstantiated rumor coming from one of the biggest pieces of crap comic book site on the net.(cosmicbookworld) these guys report anything they get emailed to them. I'm surprised this other site felt they should give them any cred at all to repeat this lie.
 
2013-08-24 11:46:09 AM
Did I miss something?  Did 90% of the world's film actors die recently, leaving us with just a handful of people to play every role?
 
2013-08-24 11:46:16 AM

stuhayes2010: So lets get this straight. Batman's only enemies is the joker, penguin, two face, and scarecrow. Superman has general Zod and Lex.


It doesn't say he'll be the enemy in the film, it says he's been cast.
He's a major character in the Superman universe so it seems silly to NOT have Lex Luthor in the film just so you don't appear obvious!
 
2013-08-24 11:46:31 AM
How many cakes will he steal?
 
2013-08-24 11:47:50 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I think Affleck could make a good Batman. He's got the acting chops. There was a lot of this kind of nerdrage when Michael farking Keaton was chosen to be the original Batman, and he turned out to be the best Batman evar.


www.catholicmannight.com

If by "chops" you mean "nothing in his body of work that shows he has the range or gravitas to play a character like Batman" then yes, he has chops.
 
2013-08-24 11:48:31 AM

simplicimus: Didn't see the last Superman movie, watched the Nolan films when they were on TV. Not a DC fan. But wouldn't this make more sense as a JLA setup? Various superheros see Superman as an alien, destructive force and head to Metropolis to fight this menace?
The members meet each other, have the initial fight/reach agreement scenes, then gang up on Superman?
Bruce and Lex team up to rebuild the city, Batman joins/forms the JLA, JLA has fight/reach agreement scene with Superman, then take on Lex.
I thought Bruce was broke, but that was in the Nolan films.


This is probably what will happen. I don't think that Batman is going to play that big a role in the MoS II really. More than a cameo but not a major player I don't think.
 
2013-08-24 11:49:15 AM
FeedTheCollapse: Dremin: The problem with Ben Affleck is you look at him and think "yeah, I could beat that guy in a fight."  How is he going to get any respect as Batman?

well, Batman is wearing a mask...

Fezzik: Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid, or something like that?
Man in Black: Oh no, it's just that they're terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.
 
ecl
2013-08-24 11:51:39 AM
I want a Superman film where they retcon him all the way into being barely faster than a car and only able to jump over medium sized statues or monuments.  Heat vision and X-ray are gone. Wtf DC.  He is strong enough to knock out an elephant with a punch. Not pulverize it's skull.  Windmouth and freeze breath are absolutely off the f*cking table.  His one thing he can keep is invincibility.  No Kryptonite for the love of god.
 
2013-08-24 11:52:35 AM
Bryan Cranston?

Isn't he a figure skater? Sounds like a figure skater name.

Just kidding. I Googled him and he looks like a Lex Luthor. And I see from the pictures above that he has a TV show that I have heard of.

Good for him.

I'm sure he'll do a fine job. He looks like our former Mayor, who I also called "Lex Luthor" because he was a boot-strappy high tech billionare type. He was booted out for running the city like a business. You can't get away with that shiat in public office. Too public.
 
2013-08-24 11:53:20 AM
Oh yeah, that bears repeating: This version of Superman's universe doesn't have Kryptonite in it.
 
2013-08-24 11:54:12 AM
So essentially, every two years or so Hollywood is going to come out with a new, "rebooted" Batman/Superman/Spider-Man movie? Is that right?

Christ, how frequently do you really need to retell the same story over and over? There should be some rule that at least a decade has to pass before a new version of these films can be made.

I guess it's amazing I survived as a kid in the '70's, being limited  to seeing only one Superman film and the occasional rerun of Adam West's 1960's Batman.
 
2013-08-24 11:54:22 AM

simplicimus: FeedTheCollapse: Dremin: The problem with Ben Affleck is you look at him and think "yeah, I could beat that guy in a fight."  How is he going to get any respect as Batman?

well, Batman is wearing a mask...

Fezzik: Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid, or something like that?
Man in Black: Oh no, it's just that they're terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.


I think Affleck is 6'2" and probably close to 200 lbs. It's reported that he is doing 2 a day workouts getting ready.  and he has the chin for it..
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2013-08-24 11:55:54 AM

Infernalist: Oh yeah, that bears repeating: This version of Superman's universe doesn't have Kryptonite in it.


Which basically puts the story-arc from The Dark Knight Returns off the table.  Which was the only thing about this franchise I was half-interested in.
 
2013-08-24 11:56:38 AM

Infernalist: Oh yeah, that bears repeating: This version of Superman's universe doesn't have Kryptonite in it.


sure it does. no one has discovered it yet is all. that's probably what Luthor does. And Bats after doing research on Supes and finally deciding they're on the same side will probably save his life when Luthor tries to kill him with the Kryptonite.
 
2013-08-24 11:57:14 AM

TastyEloi: So essentially, every two years or so Hollywood is going to come out with a new, "rebooted" Batman/Superman/Spider-Man movie? Is that right?

Christ, how frequently do you really need to retell the same story over and over? There should be some rule that at least a decade has to pass before a new version of these films can be made.

I guess it's amazing I survived as a kid in the '70's, being limited  to seeing only one Superman film and the occasional rerun of Adam West's 1960's Batman.



So basically, they're doing the exact same thing that the comic book industry has been doing for decades. You'd think the Cheeto-munching basement dwellers would be happy about that.
 
2013-08-24 11:58:38 AM
I wish Telly Savalas were still around to take the job.
 
2013-08-24 11:59:41 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-24 12:00:18 PM

zimbach: I wish Telly Savalas were still around to take the job.


Billy Zane could probably do it justice. Or Jason Statham.
 
2013-08-24 12:00:53 PM

ciberido: Epicfarker: Heisenberg trumps weak Batman casting.

Are you certain?


+1
 
2013-08-24 12:02:11 PM

Hobodeluxe: simplicimus: FeedTheCollapse: Dremin: The problem with Ben Affleck is you look at him and think "yeah, I could beat that guy in a fight."  How is he going to get any respect as Batman?

well, Batman is wearing a mask...

Fezzik: Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid, or something like that?
Man in Black: Oh no, it's just that they're terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.

I think Affleck is 6'2" and probably close to 200 lbs. It's reported that he is doing 2 a day workouts getting ready.  and he has the chin for it..
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And the moment Batman opens his mouth and says something, all suspension of disbelief is gone and we're staring at Ben Affleck in a Batman suit.

He can't do it.  Daredevil proved that.
 
2013-08-24 12:02:13 PM

mr0x: Haha. Cranston will have to shave his head again.


Haha
 
2013-08-24 12:02:52 PM

stoli n coke: TastyEloi: So essentially, every two years or so Hollywood is going to come out with a new, "rebooted" Batman/Superman/Spider-Man movie? Is that right?

Christ, how frequently do you really need to retell the same story over and over? There should be some rule that at least a decade has to pass before a new version of these films can be made.

I guess it's amazing I survived as a kid in the '70's, being limited  to seeing only one Superman film and the occasional rerun of Adam West's 1960's Batman.


So basically, they're doing the exact same thing that the comic book industry has been doing for decades. You'd think the Cheeto-munching basement dwellers would be happy about that.


actually there hadn't been a retelling of the Superman origin story since 1977.
For Batman it was 1989.
and this one isn't going to be a retelling of the origin of Batman either.
 
2013-08-24 12:04:10 PM

stoli n coke: TastyEloi: So essentially, every two years or so Hollywood is going to come out with a new, "rebooted" Batman/Superman/Spider-Man movie? Is that right?

Christ, how frequently do you really need to retell the same story over and over? There should be some rule that at least a decade has to pass before a new version of these films can be made.

I guess it's amazing I survived as a kid in the '70's, being limited  to seeing only one Superman film and the occasional rerun of Adam West's 1960's Batman.


So basically, they're doing the exact same thing that the comic book industry has been doing for decades. You'd think the Cheeto-munching basement dwellers would be happy about that.


I like cheetos
 
2013-08-24 12:07:10 PM
You guys ready to laugh?

Imagine Ben Affleck in the Batman suit.  Now imagine him trying to interrogate a criminal.  Using Christian Bale's Batman voice.
 
2013-08-24 12:08:17 PM

dfacto: You guys ready to laugh?

Imagine Ben Affleck in the Batman suit.  Now imagine him trying to interrogate a criminal.  Using Christian Bale's Batman voice.


I don't have to imagine it, he tried to do it in Daredevil aka Batman-lite.  He looked hilarious growling things out in that first opening fight scene in the bar...
 
2013-08-24 12:09:03 PM
sphotos-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-08-24 12:09:08 PM

Infernalist: And the moment Batman opens his mouth and says something, all suspension of disbelief is gone and we're staring at Ben Affleck in a Batman suit.


i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-08-24 12:09:54 PM

stoli n coke: TastyEloi: So essentially, every two years or so Hollywood is going to come out with a new, "rebooted" Batman/Superman/Spider-Man movie? Is that right?

Christ, how frequently do you really need to retell the same story over and over? There should be some rule that at least a decade has to pass before a new version of these films can be made.

I guess it's amazing I survived as a kid in the '70's, being limited  to seeing only one Superman film and the occasional rerun of Adam West's 1960's Batman.


So basically, they're doing the exact same thing that the comic book industry has been doing for decades. You'd think the Cheeto-munching basement dwellers would be happy about that.


Even when I was a kid, back when comic books were actually comic books and not "graphic novels," I tended to get bored reading Superman and Batman and Spider-Man over and over. Because it was basically the same story rehashed. It was probably only the fact they were so cheap that I kept buying them. More often than not, I would choose some other comic book hero, or something weird, like Magnus, Robot Fighter.
 
2013-08-24 12:10:20 PM

Hobodeluxe: [sphotos-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net image 532x317]


Massive trolling.
 
ecl
2013-08-24 12:13:19 PM
I heard Marky Mark will be the Joker.
 
2013-08-24 12:14:31 PM

Infernalist: Hobodeluxe: [sphotos-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net image 532x317]

Massive trolling.


most of the casting for these films get shiat on by the internet and the fanboys. it happened with Keaton,Ledger,Downey jr,Ruffalo,ScarJo and the list goes on and on. You'll never make everyone happy.
 
2013-08-24 12:15:31 PM
www.patfullerton.com
 
2013-08-24 12:17:44 PM
Well I'm happy he got that dump truck full of money driven up to his house but nothing could possibly make that movie not suck.
 
2013-08-24 12:18:48 PM

Hobodeluxe: stoli n coke: TastyEloi: So essentially, every two years or so Hollywood is going to come out with a new, "rebooted" Batman/Superman/Spider-Man movie? Is that right?

Christ, how frequently do you really need to retell the same story over and over? There should be some rule that at least a decade has to pass before a new version of these films can be made.

I guess it's amazing I survived as a kid in the '70's, being limited  to seeing only one Superman film and the occasional rerun of Adam West's 1960's Batman.


So basically, they're doing the exact same thing that the comic book industry has been doing for decades. You'd think the Cheeto-munching basement dwellers would be happy about that.

actually there hadn't been a retelling of the Superman origin story since 1977.
For Batman it was 1989.
and this one isn't going to be a retelling of the origin of Batman either.



But all the Superman and Batman films, whether origin stories or not, are basically the same story, repeated  with different villains. I mean, really, there's only so much you can do with them.

There's a reason why comic books and cartoons appeal to children--because kids love and maybe even need repetition. Adults, (hopefully) not so much.
 
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