Ben Affleck IS Bruce Wayne/Batman - Part 5

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    This is a continuation thread, the old thread is [split]535057[/split]
     
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    This is a continuation thread, the old thread is [split]532595[/split]
     
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    Wise Watchtower Janitor

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    That honestly wouldn't surprise me, his face looked noticeably different.
     
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    Deck Rickard Dare if you dare

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    I know some people really like Ben's Batman, but let's look at some hard truths here. So far, he's been in two (or three if you count Suicide Squad) critically panned films where he played the character. And even though a lot of critics were relatively kind to him in comparison to many of the other elements of those films, an actor that has starred in and directed a few critical darlings wants to appear in a dud. And there have been reports that Affleck was furious with how BvS turned out. If JL is also a mess, he can't be happy about that.

    And fine, BvS made a lot of money and JL likely will as well. But the former still underperformed and didn't hit that coveted $1 billion like the previous two Batman films did, and I doubt JL will either. Oh, and speaking of those previous Batman films... not only were they financially successful, but all three were mostly well-received by critics and fans. TDKR has proven to be a bit divisive but not nearly as much as BvS or (probably) JL.

    And then there is his age and personal issues that he's dealing with. Some people can push all that aside and dive headfirst into a role. I don't know about you, but when I'm dealing with serious sh** in my life, I'm not exactly motivated to spend 6 hours in the gym every day.

    So yeah, I think he's probably ready to move on, or will be soon. And if so, then WB should recast soon. Maybe not on the next few weeks, as that might cause people to lose interest in JL. But once the film has run its course, then go out and get another actor.
     
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    Thought the same. Woudlnt surprise me if he's had fillers. Brad Pitt had something similiar a couple of years ago - gives a smoother, more youthful appreance but makes the face, well, fuller.
     
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    flickchick85 Loose Seal

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    I believe the technical term is "poofy." :oldrazz:
     
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    They should’ve shaved Cavill’s stache and used that VFX money on Affleck’s face in the reshoots.
     
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    Bale never had "will he or won't he" walkout drama in his tenure either. There was never an opportunity to talk about it in the manner Affleck is.
     
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    Following up on Rob Keyes' other tweet from earlier about Reeves not wanting Affleck for Batman. Seems to be another sign pointing towards the idea that he's interested in getting Gyllenhaal for the part.

    https://twitter.com/rob_keyes/status/931137201303322625

    If Campea comes out and says the same, then there's definitely meat to this. I heard a week ago from an old friend that Gyllenhaal was the guy, earlier today I spotted someone on /r/dceuleaks mentioning that they'd been hearing stuff on the casting and that the name of the actor Reeves wanted for Batman started with the letter "J." And now this.
     
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    If Batfleck leaves, it will be sad, but what can you do.

    At the same time, I don't want Gylllenhaal. I just can't picture him under the cowl at alllllll. He's a good actor, but something about his eyes throw me off. I just can't see it.

    But if it comes to pass, then I'll try to keep an open mind I guess!
     
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    Deck Rickard Dare if you dare

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    From what I understand, Jake was the runner-up to Bale for Batman Begins. I think he was too young at the time but he’s the perfect age now and has never had an issue bulking up for a role. Plus he can play dark and crazy really well. I’d be thrilled to see Jake take on the role.

    I’d also be down with him playing the Joker. He could do a fantastic job with that too.
     
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    I wanted Armie as Batman, but Jake Gyllenhaal is also great choice. :up:
     
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    This. Let’s be honest the dude has a wonky face.
     
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    Yeah no to Gyllenhaal, he just doesn’t look the part. I’m hoping Ben gives one more go around as the Bat, and Reeves Bat film is amazing. Be a good send off for him.
     
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    Campea said Jake Gyllenhaal is Batman on live.
     
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    Boom I got nothin'

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    That will screw up Reeves' designs on a trilogy.
     
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  19. Lone

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    How anyone can look at that face and think “THAT’S Bruce Wayne/Batman!” just boggles my mind.:oldrazz:
     
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    Holy crap. I'm kinda reeling that I heard about this through what was essentially an online game of telephone a whole week before the biz started talking about it openly.

    So yeah, Reeves wants Gyllenhaal! Great pick imo, I hope it works out.
     
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    Our new Bruce Wayne/Batman

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    Mandon Knight Let's all Marvel in their achievement

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    As always, Campea manages to make a news piece 'breaking news' about himself, he loves himself so much. As far as JG goes, I wan(ted) Ben to stay on, if that's not the case, then Jake is a welcome alternative in my book.
     
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    Maze Proud AquaMomoa inventor

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    It's not a done deal yet, that said. But i would welcome him :)
     
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    To be fair, it's not a done deal yet. It's just that Jake is who Reeves wants for the role and apparently there's been some brief talks about it so far.

    That said, I have a feeling it'll happen and holy moly am I excited about the possibilities.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Honestly, throw a bit more muscle on him and I think he's got a great look for it. His talent speaks for itself. I'd be down for it in a heartbeat.
     
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