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2014-01-18 09:19:32 AM  
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2014-01-18 09:58:16 AM  
It will now open May 6th, 2016, which is the same day an unnamed Marvel tentpole will open and one week before  X-Men: Apocalypse arrives

That's good thinking. What about the Christmas season? Works for Cameron and Harry Potter. Summer's too crowded with movies.
 
2014-01-18 10:37:58 AM  

Mugato: It will now open May 6th, 2016, which is the same day an unnamed Marvel tentpole will open and one week before  X-Men: Apocalypse arrives

That's good thinking. What about the Christmas season? Works for Cameron and Harry Potter. Summer's too crowded with movies.


Calling it now, Marvel's unnamed movie will be either Dr. Strange or Inhumans.
 
2014-01-18 10:41:34 AM  
I heard he broke off his penis in Matt Damon's unremarkable anus.

cdn.idigitaltimes.com
 
2014-01-18 10:42:35 AM  
i102.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-18 11:28:37 AM  
The good thing about that future box office catastrophe is that the superhero movie infestation will come to an end.
 
2014-01-18 11:31:13 AM  

Bslim: The good thing about that future box office catastrophe is that the superhero movie infestation will come to an end.


Nope, it'll take Shaq to star in Steel again
 
2014-01-18 11:41:01 AM  
They should have given Cuba Gooding the part. He's way better than Ben Affleck.
 
2014-01-18 11:42:42 AM  
Batman is so lame. Except Adam West Batman.

/serious
 
2014-01-18 11:46:11 AM  
Maybe they're hoping Gal Gadot will complete puberty and actually grow tits and ass by then.
 
2014-01-18 12:01:10 PM  
Well they were sort of rushing that thing out. So to delay it for a year, well that can't be a bad thing.

Right?
 
2014-01-18 12:02:33 PM  

Dudebro: Maybe they're hoping Gal Gadot will complete puberty and actually grow tits and ass by then.


this
 
2014-01-18 12:05:06 PM  

Dudebro: Maybe they're hoping Gal Gadot will complete puberty and actually grow tits and ass by then.


I'm enough of a nerd that I watched the Fast and Furious movies after she was cast just to see how she acts and I was mildly surprised to discover 1) there's quite a few kickass female characters in those films and 2) she is very unconvincing as one of them. Michelle Rodriguez fist fights Gina Carcano while she stands around in the background pouting and looking like she could really use a sandwich and/or acting lessons.

How the hell did she get the part? Does she have pics of Snyder blowing a goat or something?
 
2014-01-18 12:06:19 PM  

Dahnkster: I heard he broke off his penis in Matt Damon's unremarkable anus.


But I thought didn't have an anus. Hence why he can't be anal retentive..
 
2014-01-18 12:09:48 PM  

walktoanarcade: Batman is so lame. Except Adam West Batman.

/serious


And the Batman series is finally being released on dvd.
 
2014-01-18 12:12:31 PM  
prediction: lame
 
2014-01-18 12:24:13 PM  

some_beer_drinker: Dudebro: Maybe they're hoping Gal Gadot will complete puberty and actually grow tits and ass by then.

this


That.  Have never seen any of the F&F flicks so cannot account if she can or cannot come across as a badass but

"Amazon Queen" ≠ 110 lbs and Size 0.

Also, this just tells me that they know they missed the boat v. the Marvel flicks and have no idea how to play catch up
 
2014-01-18 12:25:04 PM  
I don't think an injury had anything to do with it at all.
I think upper management is micromanaging this.
at first it was MoS 2
Then they decided to add Batman
Then they decided to add WW and possibly Nightwing and others making it a Justice League prequel
So they brought in Terrio to make changes to Goyer's script.
Then they decided since we're doing this we might as well shoot the JL movie at the same time and save some money and time. We will make this one a cliffhanger and conclude it a year later.
and with all that shuffling they had to get everyone's schedules coordinated.
 
2014-01-18 12:29:23 PM  

Hobodeluxe: I don't think an injury had anything to do with it at all.
I think upper management is micromanaging this.
at first it was MoS 2
Then they decided to add Batman
Then they decided to add WW and possibly Nightwing and others making it a Justice League prequel
So they brought in Terrio to make changes to Goyer's script.
Then they decided since we're doing this we might as well shoot the JL movie at the same time and save some money and time. We will make this one a cliffhanger and conclude it a year later.
and with all that shuffling they had to get everyone's schedules coordinated.


and you can smell the stink coming off of this pile of shiat already.
 
2014-01-18 12:31:47 PM  
Well, they could find a replacement, like:

content6.flixster.com

OR

theredlist.fr

OK, maybe not Klaus Kinsky since he's dead. But that definitely woulda made for one interesting Batman!
 
2014-01-18 12:35:49 PM  
debunking the injury

A studio executive discounted a rumor circulating that actor Ben Affleck hurt his leg and that was the reason for the delay.  
"We just want to do it right and need the time," he said
 
2014-01-18 12:36:45 PM  

frepnog: Hobodeluxe: I don't think an injury had anything to do with it at all.
I think upper management is micromanaging this.
at first it was MoS 2
Then they decided to add Batman
Then they decided to add WW and possibly Nightwing and others making it a Justice League prequel
So they brought in Terrio to make changes to Goyer's script.
Then they decided since we're doing this we might as well shoot the JL movie at the same time and save some money and time. We will make this one a cliffhanger and conclude it a year later.
and with all that shuffling they had to get everyone's schedules coordinated.

and you can smell the stink coming off of this pile of shiat already.


or they avoided making a huge pile of crap.
wait and see I guess
 
2014-01-18 12:36:48 PM  
That movie is going to suck so bad.
 
2014-01-18 12:38:24 PM  

Hobodeluxe: I don't think an injury had anything to do with it at all.
I think upper management is micromanaging this.
at first it was MoS 2
Then they decided to add Batman
Then they decided to add WW and possibly Nightwing and others making it a Justice League prequel
So they brought in Terrio to make changes to Goyer's script.
Then they decided since we're doing this we might as well shoot the JL movie at the same time and save some money and time. We will make this one a cliffhanger and conclude it a year later.
and with all that shuffling they had to get everyone's schedules coordinated.


If they're going to do shiat like this and push it off two years, might as well make it three years and get some people interested in those to go ahead and do it right.  Not any of this 'add more layers' nonsense.
 
2014-01-18 12:41:14 PM  

kling_klang_bed: OK, maybe not Klaus Kinsky since he's dead. But that definitely woulda made for one interesting Batman!


Klaus as batman?  Thats a lot of batrape.
 
2014-01-18 12:41:54 PM  
static.fjcdn.com
 
2014-01-18 12:43:22 PM  

Guntram Shatterhand: Hobodeluxe: I don't think an injury had anything to do with it at all.
I think upper management is micromanaging this.
at first it was MoS 2
Then they decided to add Batman
Then they decided to add WW and possibly Nightwing and others making it a Justice League prequel
So they brought in Terrio to make changes to Goyer's script.
Then they decided since we're doing this we might as well shoot the JL movie at the same time and save some money and time. We will make this one a cliffhanger and conclude it a year later.
and with all that shuffling they had to get everyone's schedules coordinated.

If they're going to do shiat like this and push it off two years, might as well make it three years and get some people interested in those to go ahead and do it right.  Not any of this 'add more layers' nonsense.


well the actual shooting is only pushed back a couple of months. although it will probably be extended if they shoot both at the same time. the release is being pushed back 10 months.
 
2014-01-18 12:57:01 PM  
Heath Ledger taught me that what seems to be a horrible cast pick can go the other way and be an awesome pick.

The upside of Ben Affleck is that he takes his work seriously, so we can at least expect him to invest in the role. The downside is we've already seen him in a superhero movie.

/Daredevil wasn't as bad as people say it is
 
2014-01-18 12:59:43 PM  

Summoner101: Heath Ledger taught me that what seems to be a horrible cast pick can go the other way and be an awesome pick.

The upside of Ben Affleck is that he takes his work seriously, so we can at least expect him to invest in the role. The downside is we've already seen him in a superhero movie.

/Daredevil wasn't as bad as people say it is


Affleck also really wasn't the problem with it.
 
2014-01-18 01:00:36 PM  

Summoner101: Heath Ledger taught me that what seems to be a horrible cast pick can go the other way and be an awesome pick.

The upside of Ben Affleck is that he takes his work seriously, so we can at least expect him to invest in the role. The downside is we've already seen him in a superhero movie.

/Daredevil wasn't as bad as people say it is


His portrayal was fine. The script had some really weak parts. Especially the ending. Who knew all it took was one kick to the nards to bring down the Kingpin?
The director's cut is much better than the theatrical release.
 
2014-01-18 01:14:40 PM  

Hobodeluxe: Summoner101: Heath Ledger taught me that what seems to be a horrible cast pick can go the other way and be an awesome pick.

The upside of Ben Affleck is that he takes his work seriously, so we can at least expect him to invest in the role. The downside is we've already seen him in a superhero movie.

/Daredevil wasn't as bad as people say it is

His portrayal was fine. The script had some really weak parts. Especially the ending. Who knew all it took was one kick to the nards to bring down the Kingpin?
The director's cut is much better than the theatrical release.

 
2014-01-18 01:21:08 PM  

Hobodeluxe: Summoner101: Heath Ledger taught me that what seems to be a horrible cast pick can go the other way and be an awesome pick.

The upside of Ben Affleck is that he takes his work seriously, so we can at least expect him to invest in the role. The downside is we've already seen him in a superhero movie.

/Daredevil wasn't as bad as people say it is

His portrayal was fine. The script had some really weak parts. Especially the ending. Who knew all it took was one kick to the nards to bring down the Kingpin?
The director's cut is much better than the theatrical release.


I didn't mind Daredevil. I think as a character he's kind of boring but that wasn't the movie's fault, they have to work with the character as written. The playground fight scene was ridiculous though.

I don't get the Affleck hate either.
 
2014-01-18 01:28:07 PM  

eddievercetti: Bslim: The good thing about that future box office catastrophe is that the superhero movie infestation will come to an end.

Nope, it'll take Shaq to star in Steel again


On a side note, DC should really consider doing a Death of Superman/Rise of the Supermen series of movies.

/since Shaq's Steel is basically one of the Supermen
 
2014-01-18 01:35:42 PM  

texdent: Mugato: It will now open May 6th, 2016, which is the same day an unnamed Marvel tentpole will open and one week before  X-Men: Apocalypse arrives

That's good thinking. What about the Christmas season? Works for Cameron and Harry Potter. Summer's too crowded with movies.

Calling it now, Marvel's unnamed movie will be either Dr. Strange or Inhumans.


There are two possible responses from Disney that would complete DC's epic fail here...

1) Wow, that's the same day we're releasing Iron Man 4
2) Wow, that's the same day we're releasing the Boba Fett movie
 
2014-01-18 01:44:35 PM  
How about delaying it permanently and stop with the farking coloring book movies already
 
2014-01-18 02:13:13 PM  

Mugato: Hobodeluxe: Summoner101: Heath Ledger taught me that what seems to be a horrible cast pick can go the other way and be an awesome pick.

The upside of Ben Affleck is that he takes his work seriously, so we can at least expect him to invest in the role. The downside is we've already seen him in a superhero movie.

/Daredevil wasn't as bad as people say it is

His portrayal was fine. The script had some really weak parts. Especially the ending. Who knew all it took was one kick to the nards to bring down the Kingpin?
The director's cut is much better than the theatrical release.

I didn't mind Daredevil. I think as a character he's kind of boring but that wasn't the movie's fault, they have to work with the character as written. The playground fight scene was ridiculous though.

I don't get the Affleck hate either.


For me, it's very simple: Affleck can't be intimidating.  He can't do it, and of all the things that this movie needs is for the audience to believe that only can Batman be intimidating, but that he can intimidate a demi-god like Superman.

I said before that I can easily see someone like...Ron Perlman doing the role of Batman with ease.  He'd play an older Batman, so subtle and hidden that no one but the criminals have ever seen him in all of his career..at least until Superman comes along.

But not Batfleck.  The man has never done a single role where he's been able to pull off 'intimidating' and I don't think he's capable of it.  That's why, to me, he's a horrible choice for Batman.

But, that's just me.
 
2014-01-18 02:40:39 PM  
and by then, Marvel will have released a dozen or so movies that will make a ton of $$,

wtf is wrong with DC/WB??
 
2014-01-18 02:41:22 PM  

Summoner101: The upside of Ben Affleck is that he takes his work seriously, so we can at least expect him to invest in the role. The downside is we've already seen him in a superhero movie.

/Daredevil wasn't as bad as people say it is


This!  People who hate on the idea of Ben Affleck as Batman need to see the director's cut of Daredevil, which completely changes the storyline and is a way better film.  Also, the worst part of Affleck's performance in that movie, the thing that is actually cringe-worthy, is his attempt to play blind.  He's really unconvincing and it comes off goofy.  But Bruce Wayne isn't blind, so we won't be seeing any of that.  Other than that he makes a perfectly believable super-hero.  He's got the moves and the build to pull it off.  It's not going to be Bale's Batman, or Keaton, but it won't be Clooney or Kilmer either.  Well, it might be Kilmer.  But he was a tolerable Batman.

Plus, with three heroes plus sidekicks and villains, he's not going to have to carry the whole movie by himself.  People need to relax.  This movie is going to suck horribly, but it's not going to be because of Affleck, it's going to be because of the terrible script.  I have zero faith in DC/WB's ability to recognize a good story.
 
2014-01-18 02:54:18 PM  

Hobodeluxe: debunking the injury

A studio executive discounted a rumor circulating that actor Ben Affleck hurt his leg and that was the reason for the delay.
"We just want to do it right and need the time," he said



Translation: They need more time to figure out a way to kick Snyder out of the director's chair, put Affleck in the director's chair, and re-cast the Batman role.
 
2014-01-18 02:57:09 PM  

Summoner101: Daredevil wasn't as bad as people say it is


You're right, it was way, WAY worse.

No, his acting in it was NOT good. It was horrific. Stale, uninspired, unbelievable.

Please do not try to rewrite history. Go back and watch it. It was on some crap movie channel a couple months ago and I couldn't even believe how horrible it was from the casting to the acting to the plot. Just totally stupid all around.

Batman vs Superman is dead on arrival. It will be one of the worst movies of the year. The fact that it's going to be going up against TWO Marvel movies gives it literally no chance at success. What's worse is that even though it has no chance to make money, it won't stop them from making the crap movies. They are desperate to copy the success of Marvel franchises and none of the studios want to lose the rights to the characters due to potential future revenue.
 
2014-01-18 03:09:31 PM  
I've come around on Batfleck, depending on how they end up writing the part. If they write him as some elder superhero statesman who knows all the ropes, he'll make a good foil for Superman, because Batman can do all of the things that Superman is unwilling to do to save the day. Dirty tricks vs. Boy Scout. If they try to put Affleck directly into Bale's shoes, then yeah it'll be pretty jarring and suck.
 
2014-01-18 03:11:26 PM  
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2014-01-18 03:11:53 PM  

justtray: Summoner101: Daredevil wasn't as bad as people say it is

You're right, it was way, WAY worse.

No, his acting in it was NOT good. It was horrific. Stale, uninspired, unbelievable.

Please do not try to rewrite history. Go back and watch it. It was on some crap movie channel a couple months ago and I couldn't even believe how horrible it was from the casting to the acting to the plot. Just totally stupid all around.

Batman vs Superman is dead on arrival. It will be one of the worst movies of the year. The fact that it's going to be going up against TWO Marvel movies gives it literally no chance at success. What's worse is that even though it has no chance to make money, it won't stop them from making the crap movies. They are desperate to copy the success of Marvel franchises and none of the studios want to lose the rights to the characters due to potential future revenue.



Man of Steel made back almost half it's budget before it even opened just with product placement. You think they're not going to do the same thing with this one?

It may or may not be a good movie, but it would have to go out of its way to be a financial failure.
 
2014-01-18 03:24:35 PM  
I recall all the outrage back in 1988 or so when everyone heard that the slender, smallish comic actor Michael Keaton would be Batman. I was probably one of them.

Turns out, he nailed it in a big way, perhaps the best Batman portrayal of all (the goofiness of Tim Burton films themselves notwithstanding).

So with this in mind, I'm willing to give Affleck a chance. Maybe he can pull it off.
 
2014-01-18 03:27:58 PM  

justtray: Summoner101: Daredevil wasn't as bad as people say it is

You're right, it was way, WAY worse.

No, his acting in it was NOT good. It was horrific. Stale, uninspired, unbelievable.

Please do not try to rewrite history. Go back and watch it. It was on some crap movie channel a couple months ago and I couldn't even believe how horrible it was from the casting to the acting to the plot. Just totally stupid all around.

Batman vs Superman is dead on arrival. It will be one of the worst movies of the year. The fact that it's going to be going up against TWO Marvel movies gives it literally no chance at success. What's worse is that even though it has no chance to make money, it won't stop them from making the crap movies. They are desperate to copy the success of Marvel franchises and none of the studios want to lose the rights to the characters due to potential future revenue.


You sound mad.
 
2014-01-18 03:32:16 PM  

JerkStore: Michael Keaton would be Batman. I was probably one of them.

Turns out, he nailed it in a big way, perhaps the best Batman portrayal of all (the goofiness of Tim Burton films themselves notwithstanding)


 I agree with that about Keaton.

As for Tim Burton's movies being goofy, well maybe, sort of. But most people only knew Batman from the campy TV show. At the time, the 1989 Batman was badass. And it had more style than the Nolan ones.

Of course, Schumacker's films were shiat.
 
2014-01-18 04:02:32 PM  
Don't care what anyone says. I liked Man of Steel, and think Affleck is a great actor/director. Yes, he's had bad roles. Everyone has. Judge everyone by that mark and even Brando is a terrible actor.

Affleck is talented, and by all reports is passionate about the subject matter. According to Kevin Smith, the only rain he did Daredevil was because after "Batman & Robin" he figured Batman movies were dead and it was the closest he'd ever get to putting on the cowl.
 
2014-01-18 04:20:08 PM  

Shadowknight: Don't care what anyone says. I liked Man of Steel, and think Affleck is a great actor/director. Yes, he's had bad roles. Everyone has. Judge everyone by that mark and even Brando is a terrible actor.


I'll be glad to say "director", but not "actor".  He does one thing and one only, and that's smarm.  That does not a good actor make, and it really does not a good Batman make.

Affleck is talented, and by all reports is passionate about the subject matter. According to Kevin Smith, the only rain he did Daredevil was because after "Batman & Robin" he figured Batman movies were dead and it was the closest he'd ever get to putting on the cowl.

I don't care how passionate he is about something, if he's wrong for the role, he's wrong for the role (IMO, he is).  I could be the most passionate Batman fan out there, but that doesn't make me right for the role either (I'm 5" and female).
 
2014-01-18 04:47:20 PM  
If they do Batman in the right way, Affleck should be fine. Like Keaton noted, you play Bruce Wayne and the costume plays Batman. When Bale played Batman, he used that ridiculous voice, which wasn't intimidating. But he looked bad-ass and the things he did were intimidating. If they manage that with this version of the character, it will work. And I don't think anyone doubts that Affleck can play shallow playboy Bruce Wayne.

I'm more troubled by their crappy choice for Diana.
 
2014-01-18 04:51:02 PM  

Six_By_Nine: He does one thing and one only, and that's smarm


Well that's his Bruce Wayne persona so he's got that covered. All of the movies completely ignore his scientist/detective side so he doesn't have to worry about playing to that. A stunt man in the suit does most of the rest.
 
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