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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 43
    More: Cool, Lex Luthor, Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Man of Steel, Batman, Batman/Superman, Mark Strong, Henry Cavill  
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2013-08-25 07:03:12 AM
2 votes:
Hopefully, we'll get "evil scientific genius Luthor", not
"corny real estate scheme Luthor".
2013-08-24 02:28:31 PM
2 votes:
Karl Urban would be a fantastic Batman. The man has gravitas, he can be brutally intimidating, and he is far from afraid of a physical role. He also just has the look to be Bruce Wayne. I would point to his performances in RED, Judge Dredd, Chronicles of Riddick and The LotR as my evidence.
2013-08-24 11:59:41 AM
2 votes:
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2013-08-24 11:51:39 AM
2 votes:
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 11:46:09 AM
2 votes:
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 11:43:34 AM
2 votes:

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 11:27:48 AM
2 votes:

ciberido: Epicfarker: Heisenberg trumps weak Batman casting.

Are you certain?


There is always uncertainty with Heisenberg.
2013-08-24 11:15:19 AM
2 votes:
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.
2013-08-24 07:15:37 PM
1 votes:
I'm thinking he'd be a much better Commissioner Gordon. Although Gary Oldman would be tough to top.
2013-08-24 07:13:39 PM
1 votes:
Affleck is going to be a great Batman, and everyone on the internet who is biatching about the casting will conveniently forget that when they're falling over themselves to rant about how great he is.
2013-08-24 06:02:12 PM
1 votes:
Imagine Clint Eastwood as old grizzled Batman
2013-08-24 05:03:31 PM
1 votes:
The reason I'm not going to see Man of Steel II has nothing to do with Ben Affleck.

I'm not going to see Man of Steel II because I saw Man of Steel I.
2013-08-24 03:34:04 PM
1 votes:
I don't get the Ben Affleck rage. I could have only been happier if Jon Hamm was Batman. They obviously aren't going with an older Batman. They can still embrace aspects of The Dark Knight Returns even with Bruce not being an old man. The theme could still be there. People really need to get over it. These same people probably had a conniption fit when Heath Ledger was cast as The Joker, and look how that turned out. Affleck will be a fantastic Supes, Bryan Cranston will be a fantastic Luthor, and the movie is going to be a monolithic blockbuster of epic proportions.
2013-08-24 03:18:17 PM
1 votes:

WippitGuud: Bryan Cranston should play Gordon Freeman in the movie adaptation of Half Life.


Too old. Freeman is supposed to be like 29 and in shape for marathons
2013-08-24 02:41:50 PM
1 votes:

Infernalist: salvador.hardin: You folks do realize that Daredevil was awful for plenty of non-Affleck related reasons right? The screenwriter/director most importantly.

The Fantastic Four movies were terrible, but that didn't stop Chris Evans from playing a serviceable Captain America.

No, I agree completely.  DD was full of bad from all sides and every aspect, aside from Duncan as the Kingpin.  And Coolio.

That said, he still stunk to high heaven as DD and pretty much everyone is in agreement on that.

So, at the end of the day, if you thought his portrayal of DD was an amazing display and were enthralled by his performance, then I guess you have the right to say that you think he'll be good as Batfleck.

Meanwhile, most of us look at his DD performance and mourn the reality of Batfleck.


I don't think Affleck's performance in a terrible movie 10 years ago (when most superhero movies were terrible) has ass all to do with his performance in the next. That's why I brought up the analogous situation of Chris Evans.

Now if you thought Chris Evans performance in Fantastic Four was nothing short of exceptional, then you are free to do so.

The rest of us realize that scripts and directors have a large influence on an actor's performance in a given role.
2013-08-24 02:01:35 PM
1 votes:
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.

I'm thinkin' that Warners wants to see Bruce Wayne as Tony Stark - they want a slightly smart-alecky, vaguely neurotic alter-ego with issues who turns into the grim, taciturn Dark Knight.  Affleck would take that one and run with it, though I think he would be at least competent trying to do a Nolan-style Batman.
2013-08-24 01:50:44 PM
1 votes:

Infernalist: aside from Duncan as the Kingpin


For such an apparently nice person, he sure did asshole right.

www.badhaven.com
2013-08-24 01:39:07 PM
1 votes:
You folks do realize that Daredevil was awful for plenty of non-Affleck related reasons right? The screenwriter/director most importantly.

The Fantastic Four movies were terrible, but that didn't stop Chris Evans from playing a serviceable Captain America.
2013-08-24 01:21:38 PM
1 votes:

Infernalist: Incorrect.  Most of the casting for the Marvel movies were agreed to be spot on.  People were raving even in the first days about RDJ because he looked like Stark and had the history with booze to help him nail the fallibility of Stark's personality.

And ledger was considered a fine pick due to his credentials.


FALSE. You're just a revisionist Marvel fanboy.

"The idea of Chris Evans as Captain America is laughable,"

"Awful casting and also shows laziness by rehashing an actor"

"Marvel goes rubber-faced for Captain America"

"I dont know, he's an alright actor but i think this role might get to him. guess we'll have to wait for the trailer to see what he's like."

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2010/03/chris-evans-captain-a me rica-marvel.html
http://io9.com/5490557/captain-america-casting-john-krasinskis-out-c hr is-evans-and-the-tron-kid-are-in
http://screenrant.com/captain-america-chris-evans-2-rob-49847/commen t- page-1/#comments

Oh and this guy also had previously been in a terrible superhero movie.

LOL at the "Ledger was accepted right away"

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/23/this-batmanben-affleck-backla sh -sounds-familiar

And you have the gall to call  stoli n cokea troll? Get freaking real.
2013-08-24 01:20:48 PM
1 votes:

Infernalist: thismomentinblackhistory: Studio executives WB/DC have known for a long time that nerds will still go, no matter what, and they will always be mad, no matter what.

Marvel/Disney have learned that happy comic book nerds spend a LOT MORE MONEY than angry sad ones.


I hope he kills it. I hope he is the best Batman ever. My little IMDB app has a news feed and I inadvertently clicked "Ben Affleck" and I learned some things about him that challenged by own assumptions about who he is as a person, which is not to say they are things that make him a good actor or good for the role, but lead me instead to believe that he is a man of high intelligence that could really surprise us. Heath Ledger wasn't exactly well received when he was cast as the Joker.
2013-08-24 01:05:54 PM
1 votes:
Studio executives have known for a long time that nerds will still go, no matter what, and they will always be mad, no matter what.
2013-08-24 12:33:53 PM
1 votes:

Infernalist: stoli n coke: Infernalist: Hobodeluxe: 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.

Incorrect.  Most of the casting for the Marvel movies were agreed to be spot on.  People were raving even in the first days about RDJ because he looked like Stark and had the history with booze to help him nail the fallibility of Stark's personality.

And ledger was considered a fine pick due to his credentials.

See, the problem with the people who say "Oh, they always shiat on the casting choices" is that Batfleck has a HISTORY of sucking as a Superhero, who is on the record as saying that it was a humiliation and is glad he did it only so that it insulated him from ever being considered for another Superhero role in the future.

Batfleck has never done a role where he managed to come off as anything required for the Batman role.

Granted, Clooney didn't do it either.  And Kilmer came off more as emotionally damaged than anything else.

But, in this movie, the Batman has to not only be intimidating to 'criminals', but he has to have the ability to be so intimidating and so 'believable' in his confidence and determination that he convinces us that he not only has the stones to stand up to an invincible, immortal alien Demi-god in the form of Superman...but that he can BEAT HIM.

Otherwise, it's not Batman VS Superman...It's Superman and Robin.


Bullshiat. Up until Ledger was cast as the Joker, the main critically acclaimed performance he had turned in was Brokeback Mountain, which fanboys wouldn't admit to seeing.

And Casanova, and A Knight's Tale, and Ten Things I Hate About You.  But, all of that is irrelevant to the fact that Ledger didn't have a history of sucking ass in the Superhero role and shiatting on it afterward.



Jesus Christ, are you crying? Show us on the doll where Daredevil touched you.

Casanova was a bomb, Knight's Tale was forgettable popcorn fare, and 10 Things was an ensemble teen comedy. Do you really think that is a fanboy suitable resume for a Batman vilain?
2013-08-24 12:27:30 PM
1 votes:

Infernalist: Hobodeluxe: 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.

Incorrect.  Most of the casting for the Marvel movies were agreed to be spot on.  People were raving even in the first days about RDJ because he looked like Stark and had the history with booze to help him nail the fallibility of Stark's personality.

And ledger was considered a fine pick due to his credentials.

See, the problem with the people who say "Oh, they always shiat on the casting choices" is that Batfleck has a HISTORY of sucking as a Superhero, who is on the record as saying that it was a humiliation and is glad he did it only so that it insulated him from ever being considered for another Superhero role in the future.

Batfleck has never done a role where he managed to come off as anything required for the Batman role.

Granted, Clooney didn't do it either.  And Kilmer came off more as emotionally damaged than anything else.

But, in this movie, the Batman has to not only be intimidating to 'criminals', but he has to have the ability to be so intimidating and so 'believable' in his confidence and determination that he convinces us that he not only has the stones to stand up to an invincible, immortal alien Demi-god in the form of Superman...but that he can BEAT HIM.

Otherwise, it's not Batman VS Superman...It's Superman and Robin.



Bullshiat. Up until Ledger was cast as the Joker, the main critically acclaimed performance he had turned in was Brokeback Mountain, which fanboys wouldn't admit to seeing.
2013-08-24 12:19:46 PM
1 votes:
I had a weird semi-homo dream I was massaging Cranston's polished scalp with tea tree oil as the full cast of Good Times watched.
/seemed like the time and place to reveal that
2013-08-24 12:14:31 PM
1 votes:

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 12:09:03 PM
1 votes:
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2013-08-24 11:49:15 AM
1 votes:
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.
2013-08-24 11:47:50 AM
1 votes:

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 11:36:25 AM
1 votes:
Epicfarker:

Are you certain?

There is always uncertainty with Heisenberg.


Nice one!
2013-08-24 11:34:49 AM
1 votes:

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.
GBB
2013-08-24 11:28:36 AM
1 votes:

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.


Good batman, bad bruce wayne.

Afleck?  Acting Chops?   No.  He simply plays himself in everything he does.  That's not acting.
2013-08-24 11:26:38 AM
1 votes:

johnnyrocket: Why is Hollywood continually making movies over and over again? I mean seriously, gets some new ideas.


Hold up. When was the last Batman/Superman movie?
2013-08-24 11:26:29 AM
1 votes:
Nice try, subby, but Affleck is still the worst casting in the history of ever. Why won't studio executives listen to the spittle and tear-stained advice of fanboys? Now, they're stuck torrenting a clearly inferior film.
2013-08-24 11:24:02 AM
1 votes:
Cranston already pretty much plays Lex Luthor in BB.
2013-08-24 11:20:53 AM
1 votes:
I won't give into nerd rage until I see the movie.
2013-08-24 11:18:54 AM
1 votes:
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.
2013-08-24 11:18:52 AM
1 votes:
Another badly acting hack casting.  Are they trying to kill DCs movie franchises.
2013-08-24 11:16:54 AM
1 votes:

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.


He was fantastic in Drive as the crippled auto mechanic. Furthest thing from Walter White.
2013-08-24 11:16:26 AM
1 votes:
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.
2013-08-24 11:14:49 AM
1 votes:
I was hoping for Cranston in the 2015 star wars

www.flicksandbits.com
2013-08-24 11:09:28 AM
1 votes:

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Watching Ben Affleck as batman will be worse then loosing a ball to cancer.


Still not as bad as your spelling
2013-08-24 11:08:33 AM
1 votes:
FTFA's Headline:

Bryan Cranston confirmed to play Lex Luthor in Batman/Man of Steel?Bryan Cranston has reportedly been cast as Lex Luthor in the Batman/Superman team-up sequel to Man of Steel.

/That word, subby
2013-08-24 11:08:05 AM
1 votes:
I'll accept it.  Deactivating nerd rage. Heisenberg trumps weak Batman casting.
 
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