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  1.  (11114.141)
    @twentythoughts

    Think that was a rumor based on Cranston saying he would be interested. Wouldn't be bad. I doubt very much Cranston would repeat himself.
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    Oh yeah, nothing's confirmed yet. But that WOULD be an interesting casting. I believe that Cranston has it in him to do a good Lex.

    Actually, just seeing HOW Cranston would do Lex makes me wanna see him as Lex now. That has the potential to be some Heath Ledger-style magic.
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    Then they could just make him the centerpiece of the movie the way they did with Ledger and voila! Afflecktion fixed!
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2013 edited
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    The World's End was as fantastic as I expected it to be. Really makes me excited for Wright's Ant-Man, as the man is just getting more and more proficient at directing great action scenes.
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    @Miranda's Eyes: Oh yes, the Good News Club - that's been around for ages. It's like Sunday school, but as an after school club. Somehow I was never involved with one, thank heavens. But yes, what you describe is about right. Fundamentalist Christianity will claim they invite critical thinking and discourse, but what they really want is blind obedience.
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    Thing I don't understand- why anyone cares that Affleck is Batman. He's an actor and a good one, he'll be fine. Zach Snyder doesn't understand superheroes at all, as conclusively proven by Man of Steel. The problem with Superman/Batman isn't the casting, it's going to be the writer and director. All it's going to be is two hours of noise, and one actor or another isn't going to change that.

    Just got back from World's End tonight. I enjoyed the living hell out of it, even if the robots were made of brittle ceramics.
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    It's a multi-picture deal, meaning we could be Affleckted for years to come.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2013
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    Why "Affleckted"? We're not being subjected to anything against our will, here.

    Seconding (thirding?) The World's End. Wonderfully fun movie with a surprisingly scary center. Really makes me want to watch the Quatermass programs now.
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    Maybe Warner Brothers marketing can use that. "No one's forcing you to watch it! Just drop the kids off and let the ticket clerk babysit!"
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    Well, if one's a Batman fan, this means that the only official live-action Batman anyone's going to see in the coming year is Ben Affleck.

    And as Angry Joe pointed out, when you see Ben Affleck you see Ben Affleck. It'll be harder to see him "become" Bruce Wayne... Just like George Clooney, once he's out of the batsuit he doesn't become Bruce Wayne, he becomes the actor everyone's known for years.

    Then again, that's been the case for me with every single Bruce Wayne except Bale.

    This is just me devil's-advocating. I don't really mind Affleck, even if I would've wanted someone else (Stellan SkarsgÄrd!). And hey. Sometimes it works to the movie's advantage. Like with Iron Man.
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    Before everyone starts thinking I'm a real hater...

    The final word:

    Link.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2013
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    Well, if one's a Batman fan, this means that the only official live-action Batman anyone's going to see in the coming years is Ben Affleck.


    Right, exactly. People want to know why I care, even though I'm not likely to end up sitting in the theatre? Because I fucking love the goddamn Batman. And I'm not worried Affleck's going to ruin Batman; Batman's had too many iterations and become too iconic a character for any one actor to do that. And, to be completely honest, a lot of this comes from the fact that I just plain just don't like Ben Affleck. As much as he might be a good director, he's a mediocre actor and he's just not Batman. Or rather, he's not this Batman. He's a good choice for Batman in one of those MTV movie award sketches. He's a good choice for Batman if your goal is to make people laugh at a portrayal of Batman. Which isn't even a slant against him, but it is very much the image that would have come to mind if I told you he'd be playing Batman a week ago. Picking him for a modern day, serious Batman just shows no awareness on the part of Warner Bros., Zach Snyder or anyone else involved. He is no one's first choice. People who say it doesn't matter don't seem to understand that this character means something to a lot of people. If Ben Affleck had just been cast as Spider Jerusalem, we'd all be freaking the fuck out right now. And on top of all this, DC Comics has trashed years of his history for a gimmick and proceeded to make increasingly bad decisions and the incredible Young Justice got cancelled in favour of a cookie-cutter and generally mediocre new CGI Batman cartoon. So, what's left? Bi-yearly installments in a video games series, and the hope that things'll get better? Well, that hope sure doesn't start here.

    [/endrant]
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2013
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    Huh.

    On a recommendation from my aunt, my late-70s parents watched and enjoyed Hot Fuzz. They told me to tell them what I thought of End of the World.
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    So now that RDJ has conquered the box office, there's still one guy who was always able to make him his bitch...

    James Spader cast as Ultron.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2013
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    No other information on how he will portray the villain, whether it'll just be voice work and CG or someone in costume.


    I think Spader would be good as a voice for Ultron. I don't think he'll be squeezing into a padded muscle suit somehow...
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2013
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    The World's End was great.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
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    Okay, I feel bad that it took me so long for this to occur to me, BUT IF YOU'RE GONNA HAVE AN OLDER ACTOR PLAY BATMAN
    THEN
    MOTHERFUCKING
    THIS GUY

    FUCK
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
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    My thoughts on the Batfleck sit somewhere between the webcomic Multiplex and the blog Our Valued Customers.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
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    @D.J.: Yeah, that would have been something I could have worked with.

    *sniggers* Flabyo said Batfleck. That's me, that is. Batfleck!
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
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    D.J: FUCK. YES. I would watch anything with Timothy Olyphant in it. As long as I only paid attention to him, even Hitman was bearable.