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Old 09-17-2013, 01:59 AM   #1
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But overall, it does seem like Ben is sincerely excited to be involved in this project, which is a good thing for starters.

And given his history with writing, I do hope that Snyder and Goyer don't pass up the chance to have him put some good input into it.

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I can tell Affleck is excited to play the role by the way he acted when he talked about the movie. Man, this is going to be huge. I'm talking nuclear.


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I can tell Affleck is excited to play the role by the way he acted when he talked about the movie. Man, this is going to be huge. I'm talking nuclear.

That just might be the greatest gif I have ever seen..

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I can tell Affleck is excited to play the role by the way he acted when he talked about the movie. Man, this is going to be huge. I'm talking nuclear.

My sentiments exactly.

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she's going to play ben's character's mistress in his next film.

it is good to be ben affleck.


remember kids always be yourself. unless you can be ben affeck. always be ben affleck.

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First off that gif truly is great and second, Affleck's reenactment of that comment which said "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" was absolutely hilarious. Had Jimmy Fallon not interrupted with his stuttering faux appeasing laughing spurts we may have gotten more.

Ben does seem super excited about the project though.

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Affleck's reenactment of that comment which said "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" was absolutely hilarious. Had Jimmy Fallon not interrupted with his stuttering faux appeasing laughing spurts we may have gotten more.

Ben does seem super excited about the project though.
Fallon did interrupt a lot, he needs to calm down. But it was fun to see Affleck talk directly about it, rather than be closed off. He knows the expectations and understands the reaction.

You see he's starting to transform himself too, he knows he has to compete with Cavill in terms of physicality, as well as everything else.


For those who were discussing earlier. This gif:



is from the Critics Choice Awards last year when Ben won Best Director for 'Argo' (where it also won Best Picture.)

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As impressive of a physique as Cavill attained for MOS. He was NOT 3% body fat. Those pictures look close to 13-14% at best. He gained a LOT of muscle but his body fat was never what I would consider ripped or lean. So for those saying should he get bigger for BVS? I say yes, but that's because I personally think it would look awesome. Will he? No, he may get much leaner for this film however and through doing so LOOK much larger than MOS.


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Cavill was at most 10% body fat there. I played college soccer and was anywhere between 6-8% when I played. I'd guess Cavill was in about that range...definitely not 13-14%. One of our goal keepers was the highest bodyfat on the team and he was around 15%, and didn't have near the definition or size that Cavill has. To be that size and have the definition that he had you have to have a low bodyfat %. Plus there's no reason for Twight to lie about Cavill's bodyfat %

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Cavill's body fat in MOS appears to fall somewhere between 10 and 12%. If you look at slightly higher quality images (like the one I posted below), you'll notice that his abs are indeed quite ripped -- although not to the extent of someone with a much lower body fat percentage. That said, for the MOS sequel, I don't think Cavill needs to look anymore lean than he does in the original, especially considering that Superman owes his impressive muscularity to the Earth's sun, as opposed to working out at a gym.



One thing to realize is that, when you are seeing bodybuilders on stage with 3 percent body fat, everything is geared towards showing off that low body fat. They are completely shaved, oiled up, bronzed, with appropriate stage lighting, water depleted, carb depleted, and flexing to the max. And many other tricks body builders do.

Cavill was doing none of these things, he was extremely pale, very hairy, in very flat drab lighting (actually horrible lighting) and not flexing at all. It is entirely different circumstances. He was just playing a normal man stealing some clothes and running away. I daresay you would see much more of his muscle definition if he did a body building photo shoot with all the bells and whistles.

But this much is certain he had low body fat. Look at the pictures below.









Abs are bulging but look at the arms. Look at the separation between the biceps and the delts, and the pecs and the delts, he is very sharply cut. This kind of sharp appearance comes with low body fat. So even though he might not be 3%, he's definitely single digit.

And both Twight, Snyder and Cavill claimed that figure so it wouldn't be very far off the mark. Cavill very widely claimed that he was at 6% body fat in Immortals. And he looks much much sharply defined in MOS. So he might be around that number.

But remember, the physiques of body builders and actors are presented in extremely different circumstances. It is actually a very disadvantageous way for the actors to present their results, because they just do an incidental scene in films.

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Yeah, looked like Affleck was just waiting for his cue to ramble about the casting. Seems genuinely exited.

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One thing to realize is that, when you are seeing bodybuilders on stage with 3 percent body fat, everything is geared towards showing off that low body fat. They are completely shaved, oiled up, bronzed, with appropriate stage lighting, water depleted, carb depleted, and flexing to the max. And many other tricks body builders do.

Cavill was doing none of these things, he was extremely pale, very hairy, in very flat drab lighting (actually horrible lighting) and not flexing at all. It is entirely different circumstances. He was just playing a normal man stealing some clothes and running away. I daresay you would see much more of his muscle definition if he did a body building photo shoot with all the bells and whistles.

But this much is certain he had low body fat. Look at the pictures below.









Abs are bulging but look at the arms. Look at the separation between the biceps and the delts, and the pecs and the delts, he is very sharply cut. This kind of sharp appearance comes with low body fat. So even though he might not be 3%, he's definitely single digit.

And both Twight, Snyder and Cavill claimed that figure so it wouldn't be very far off the mark. Cavill very widely claimed that he was at 6% body fat in Immortals. And he looks much much sharply defined in MOS. So he might be around that number.

But remember, the physiques of body builders and actors are presented in extremely different circumstances. It is actually a very disadvantageous way for the actors to present their results, because they just do an incidental scene in films.
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I'm late on this, but a significant distinguishing factor on this body fat charts seems to be that obese people are generally photographed crudely on cell phones, while muscle maries tend to be covered in oil and standing under spotlights.
These are all good points. Well said.

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Somehow, the similarity is kind of uncanny

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Ben speaks about being Batman on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It's starts about 1:44 seconds in.
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That vid was great nice to see Affleck like that.

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Despite his facade I bet you he is ****ting his pants. He would be insane not to be petrified.

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I dunno. Being experienced and getting to "hide" behind the cowl.

Cavill on the other hand had great reason to crap his trunks.

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A phrase that struck me was this

"You can't do what Christian did. Those movies are amazing. He wants to do something different. But still in keeping wit that."

What does this mean? Still in keeping with that? Similar costume? Similar characterization?

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probably means still being dark and gritty which is true to batman

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Probably "with what the essence of the character is".

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