A friend of mine said: the Batman action scenes will all be done by stunt men. So the real question is can Ben Affleck play Bruce Wayne? I think he will be able to pull off playing a rich white guy with daddy issues.
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1. Zack Snyder will make him look like a bad-ass in a way nobody else has before. Say what you will about Snyder's filmography - his movies look good and he makes his actors look even better. Remember Gerard Butler in 300? Bad-ass. Jackie Earle Hayley in Watchmen? Bad-ass. Sarah Polley in Dawn of the Dead? You get my point. I had a ton of issues with Man of Steel, but I bought Henry Cavill in the role. People point to Daredevil as proof that Affleck will suck, but look who directed that movie? The same guy who did Simon Birch! Affleck was doomed the second he put on the costume. At least Snyder can direct. It's all about the script at this point.
2. Bruce Wayne/Batman is not that complex a character. Affleck may not be the greatest actor in the world (I think we can all agree that directing is his greater strength), but he has something other actors don't: charisma. In the right role, the guy is a movie star. He has the charm and swagger to play Bruce Wayne, and that's important. Once he puts on the mask, 75% of the character work is done for him. Batman has to be intense and must believably kick ass. Affleck can pull that off. You don't need Daniel Day-Lewis here. As amazing as Christian Bale is normally, I don't think anyone would claim that Bale's work in The Dark Knight trilogy is the best he's ever done. It didn't need to be. Everyone knows the villains get to have all the fun anyway. Casting Lex Luthor is going to be key. Paging Heisenberg.
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Well, they are perhaps two of the most overrated actors in the history of Hollywood and certainly wouldn't be good enough to play in the remake of Bedtime for Bonzo let alone Batman and Robin.
Last Edit: Aug 24, 2013 18:24:14 GMT -5 by RightinLA
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