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POLL: How do we feel about Ben Affleck as Batman?

How did you greet the news?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 5308/25/2013

Bump

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 108/23/2013

No one in charge saw DAREDEVIL, obviously.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 308/23/2013

who will make a good Robin? I throw in Jeremy Renner.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 408/23/2013

Go with the obvious choice. Little Matty Damon.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 508/23/2013

I'm [italic]pulverized[/italic] by this latest thing!

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 608/23/2013

Hot. I hope he wears one of those shirts that show his nipples.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 708/23/2013

I'd like to have seen DJ Cotrona get the part.

Imagine him and Cavill on screen together.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 808/23/2013

Would love to see him boss Gordon Levitt (Robin) around.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 908/23/2013

How do I feel? Bewildered... betrayed...

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 1008/23/2013

This. Is. Hilarious:

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 1108/23/2013

OP, your grammar.

Eastern European?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 1208/23/2013

Affleck already played Superman, or rather George Reeves and he was pretty good in it.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 1308/23/2013

Even Clooney is laughing.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 1408/23/2013

DJ Cotrona is 5'7".

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 1508/23/2013

I'd still fuck him.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 1608/23/2013

He's sexy and has a wry sense of humor that should enliven Batman, which has sunk into the dark and depressing. I have no interest in watching Christian Bale frown for two hours.

I mean he's a man who's a bat- let's not take this too seriously.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 1708/23/2013

This is our 9-11.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 1808/23/2013

You mean they cast a rich spoiled arrogant white guy to play Bruce Wayne?!?

THE NERVE!

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 1908/23/2013

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by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 2008/23/2013

Ben is hot for a 40+ guy.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 2108/23/2013

Who did he have to suck off or get fucked by in order to get cast as Batman?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 2208/23/2013

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by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 2308/23/2013

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by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 2408/23/2013

r23, he was already going to get the role two years ago for the "Justice League" movie, and everyone cheered. Paul Dini and co. have come out publicly and have stated that this casting was brilliant. Case closed.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 2508/23/2013

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by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 2608/23/2013

[quote]Why would he WANT to be Batman?

Because every actor in Hollywood from 30-50 read for this role. This is THE ROLE everyone was begging for. It's a humongous franchise. Affleck will be set for life now. Batman is being rebooted with this. It will spin-off into a new Batman franchise, thus making Affleck the new Batman for over a decade.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 2708/23/2013

[quote]I'd like to have seen DJ Cotrona get the part.

He's a good looking man, but a shitty actor.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 2808/23/2013

"You read for a part, you feel good about it, you feel confident, then they cast Ben Affleck." Richard Dreyfuss. So True, blood. So True.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 2908/23/2013

[quote]Affleck will be set for life now.

Because he isn't a mulit-millionaire already.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 3008/23/2013

Well at least with the bat-scullcap on he won't have to wear his rug.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 3108/23/2013

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by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 3208/23/2013

[facepalm]

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 3308/23/2013

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by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 3408/23/2013

The pushback for this is hilarious. That schmuck who writes for Deadline just wrote an editorial in support of Ben, and his reasoning came down to "it's a good business decision, so it's good casting."

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 3508/23/2013

In other news, WB has made a sudden casting change. The role of Superman will now be played by Nicolas Cage.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 3608/23/2013

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by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 3708/23/2013

"He's sexy and has a wry sense of humor that should enliven Batman, which has sunk into the dark and depressing. "

That's what I'm afraid of, that's what ruined the 80s/90s "Batman" films. Once they tried to lighten Batman up and give him a sense of humor, the films degenerated into Goth Camp and became awful. It turns out that Batman works best when taken seriously.

I've never seen Affleck do anything of the kind as an actor. All I've ever seen from him is a shallow frat-boy-ish charm, which is the worst possible way to approach the role.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 3808/23/2013

Why is there a new Batman movie every 6 months? Seriously, does anyone get excited over this horseshit?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 3908/23/2013

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by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 4008/23/2013

What kind of people are doing the Ben-bashing? Is it the geeks and comic nerds?

If that's who is doing the "pushback", then casting him may not be such a great business decision. It's the obsessive fans who see these films the most times, and who buy the most DVDs and paraphanalia. Geek audiences can make the difference between a big opening weekend, and a film that makes money over the long term.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 4108/23/2013

Cavill killed Superman, now Affleck with bump Batman off.

How many super heroes to kill off?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 4208/23/2013

Matt just played a teenager. I imagine he could pull off Robin.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 4308/23/2013

He's very cute and HAIRY. He's reported to be a good fuck, too. The story goes he was doing dope with some paid whore overseas somewhere. She was sucking his limp prick for a LONG ASS TIME, her lips turning purple and her jaw getting tired.

But when she stuck her index finger up his ass in desperation, Ben jumped up, put her on all fours and hammered her cunt.

All that from the obligatory finger up the bung hole! Straight guys LOVE to have their assholes picked, didn't ya know?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 4408/23/2013

It's a really DUMB career move. Just when he was gaining capital as a director he signs on to play Batman? He's a laughingstock again.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 4508/23/2013

I don't get the big deal...I think it's pretty good casting.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 4608/23/2013

This is about $$$ for him and according to the HR, potentially directing JL.

No one does these movies for the "art." Huge payday, period.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 4708/23/2013

Everything Robert Downey did for Iron Man...Ben Affleck will not do for Batman. He has limited range, no star power and can't play tough. Also, he has a HIGH voice.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 4808/23/2013

The good business angle is interesting. Really, that's what they're arguing (according to R35)? Affleck spent ten+ years bombing studio projects they set up to make him a big timer. He went into directing because he was so bad as a $$$tar. His directorial efforts made modest bank and had good reviews. The last one was given an Oscar.

But when has he ever been a Tom Cruise-type that can command a big film at the box office? The best he ever did was in 1998....in a movie starring Bruce Willis.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 4908/23/2013

People respect him much more as an actor now then when he did duds like DAREDEVIL and GIGLI and was a fucking stick of wood. He finally figured out how to really act when he did HOLLYWOODLAND--he's like a different performer altogether now.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 5008/23/2013

I feel like I wish he'd fuck me up the ass.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 5108/24/2013

I haven't gone to the movies since February 2011. I'm not into the comic strip adaptations like the umpteenth installment of [italic]Batman[/italic].

This is my way of saying I give enough of a shit to state here that I don't give a shit about the report.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 5208/24/2013

Batbump

by Simon Halls's Bag of Orangesreply 5308/25/2013
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