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How Ben Affleck got cast as Batman, bat-training revealed

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I’ve got to be honest, waking on Friday to find my Twitter stream flooded with “NOOOOOO NOT THAT NEWB COCK SUX” and hearing that Ben Affleck was now Batman, was surprising to say the least. While a million new Batman experts seemed to spring up from nowhere overnight, presumably having been in the shadows all along, I was optimistic towards the news of his casting.

Affleck ticks all the right boxes for me and what Warner Bros is looking for in their next Batman, so I’m willing to give the man a chance. So how did he land the role of a trust-fun orphan vigilante with parent issues then?


According to THR, talks for Affleck to don the cape and cowl began right after Snyder completed work on Man of Steel. Affleck, as well as Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling were approached for the role, with Affleck being particularly open towards it. After discussing more of the film and story ideas with Snyder, Affleck liked what was on the table and thus negotiations began for him to take on the project, at least in the acting department.

And it seems that we’ll be seeing Affleck for a while. He’s signed a multi picture deal to be the Batman, so expect to show up in Justice League as well when that project finally gets up, up and away. Affleck is going to be busy though, thanks to his sudden interest in rubber bodysuits. He’ll be shooting his next film Gone Girl from next month and into February, then go from there to Batman vs Superman while doing prep work on Live by Night and then a prohibition era gangster movie that he’ll write-direct-star in.

And all this, while hitting the gym for two hours a day to get into fighting shape for the role. Klap it boet. As for all that internet criticism about Affleck as Batman? The actor took it well. He went back to his mansion, cleaned up several of his Oscars, remembered that he’s married to the sexy Jennifer Garner and told the internet to go suck a lemon. Probably.


Last Updated: August 26, 2013


  1. Just caught Daredevil Directors Cut and it was actually pretty decent imo, much better than the original cut. I also think he’ll make a decent Batman. Guy sounds like a workaholic.
    “He went back to his mansion…” LOL


    • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

      August 26, 2013 at 12:57

      I have the DD DC at home, and while it adds a lot, some scenes were just wrong


  2. RinceThisandbeAbsurd

    August 26, 2013 at 12:44

    I am also happy with the choice. People ripped into Ledger’s role as the Joke, and it was possibly this generations most memorable bad guy role!


  3. Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

    August 26, 2013 at 12:56

    Trust-fund, not trust-fun

    And you call yourself a Batman fan.

    Bad Darryl, bad!


  4. Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    August 26, 2013 at 13:05


  5. Decembermaloy

    August 26, 2013 at 13:35

    Well… I have to admit, he’s got the chin for the job.


  6. Hammersteyn

    August 26, 2013 at 13:38

    na na na na na na na na


  7. Wtf101

    August 26, 2013 at 13:44

    How do you remember that you are married to Jennifer Gardner?? It’s not like you can forget being married to one of the most gorgeous women on the planet now can you?


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