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Oct 6, 2013

BATMAN vs. SUPERMAN (2015): Ben Affleck’s Devotion to the Batman Role

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Ben Affleck is working extremely hard for his Batman role. The actor has already started preparations on it and he has even built a Bat Cave-like entrance of his own in his home. Affleck has been a fan of the Dark Knight since he was a child and is determined to win the admiration of fans.

According to Affleck’s friend Kevin Smith, the actor spent fifty thousand dollars in order to build the bat-cave-like entrance on his front door. Such devotion is very rare nowadays especially when it comes down to younger film-making talents such as Affleck. It is quite possible that he is passionately trying to defend himself as a suitable choice for Batman. Either way, it is wonderful that Affleck is trying hard to do a get the role right for the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

It has been widely reported for a long time now that DC fans are in outrage after he was cast. It is true that Affleck has plenty to live up to. Christian Bale is one of the most hard-working and devoted professionals in the contemporary film industry. His performances as Bruce Wayne in all three Christopher Nolan films were very strong.

Affleck is unlikely to make a better Batman. As an actor he’s not skilled enough and in all honesty his voice isn’t a very good match either. That doesn’t mean his interpretation of the character won’t be successful. Many stars like Matt Damon and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have already praised the choice of Affleck as the new Caped Crusader. They certainly support him for more than just the fact that he is a friend.

Affleck is a great writer and a great director. If he has proven to have that much talent for film-making then he most certainly has the potential to play a good Batman. Consider some of his great performances like the one in Boiler Room, where he played a confident businessman, similar to  the character of Bruce Wayne (in terms of Bruce’s official public image).

We have previously published these Man of Steel sequel articles:

Man of Steel 2 (2015): Bryan Cranston Denies Lex Rumor + Fan Trailer

Man of Steel 2 (2015): Ben Affleck is Batman in Sequel Superman Film

Man of Steel 2 (2015): Superman sequel film to feature Batman + Kal-El

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Source: Yahoo

  • Tina Kent HeroesandVillians

    Ben wasn’t an obvious first choice for Batman but that doesn’t mean that he won’t do the role well. His a fan for starters. His not my favourite actor or at least his films are not usually my thing but his not a terrible actor either! Give him a chance I say before judging him. Everyone’s acting like him playing Batman is going to totally ruin the character but you’re forgetting who is in charge here…Snyder and co are not going to do something cheesy with the new Batman. Look what they did with Superman! One thing I do know is in 2015 all the ‘haters’ will still be going to watch MOS2 or Batman vs Superman…and I hope that when they do, Ben will make them all eat their words :)

  • Luke Elliot

    Besides. Michael Keaton and Heath Ledgar got VERY negative reception from the fans when they were cast as Batman and the Joker respectively. Keaton is usually praised for his performance and Ledgar…do I need to say why he won that oscar?

  • YoRpFiSh

    I think Ben could do alright…as Batman. If they stick to an older, more seasoned version of the character, who spends more time as Bats than not, it could work.

    I hope for no cheesy ‘voice’. One guy chewing rocks was enough, thanks ;)

  • steve c.

    Because he died. While the joker role was excellent it was the fact that his joker would be one of the last things audiences would get to see him perform….ever…that set him over the top. Had he lived, knowing hollywood, the outcome might not have been the same.

  • Mrteapot

    I put my money that Affleck batman will be mediocre, not bad but not the best. People will think bales as the one true batman and keatons as the old school.
    Affleck will be bettee then clooneys and kilmers, it will just be snyders so so iteration so WB can make more money by bring justice league..future told

  • MutinyofSense

    He said playing a superhero was humiliating, and that he’d never do it again, then he accepts the Batman role. That’s what I don’t like about it. I have no doubt he has the ability to pull it off

  • Luke Elliot

    He deserved the Oscar but wouldn’t have been nominated due to the Academy Awards bias towards action films. He also wouldn’t have been…..impervious to criticism if he lived. My point is that it exceeded comic book fans expectations.

  • JudgeMethos

    When did he say that? He was quoted by his friend Kevin Smith as saying he WANTED to play DareDevil. Was that AFTER?

  • JudgeMethos

    Still don’t understand the Affleck hate. The guy is fine to me. He’s had some rough films just like ANY other actor and survived them only to make great films and become a better actor himself. He has the will to want to play it which is a good start. It’s Batman… not Shakespeare.

  • MutinyofSense

    Yeah it was after Daredevil, when he was asked about doing a sequel.

  • Rigo Mendoza

    Huge Batman fan I hope Ben nails it for the sake of the Caped Crusader.

  • Rigo Mendoza

    stupid dumb b****