Petitoners to Warner Bros.: Drop Ben Affleck as Batman!

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Once again, Internet, like your issue with a censored kangaroo photo, please chill out.

A petition on Change.org is calling on Warner Bros. to reverse its decision and remove Ben Affleck as Batman, citing such problems with the actor as his Boston accent, his puny physique and his lack of intimation.

In part, the message reads:

Ben Affleck in a Hat

His acting skill is not even close to being believable as Bruce Wayne and he won't do the role justice. He's not built, nor is he intimidating enough for the role of Batman. His portrayal of Daredevil was atrocious and he's not remotely close to an action star. Please find someone else.

The petition already have 10,000 signatures, while The White House's petition system has also fielded a request... to make it ILLEGAL for Affleck to don the famous cape and cod piece.

For real.

What do YOU think? Is this an overreaction? Sound off now: Is Ben Affleck a good choice as Batman?


 

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Well Batman has always been an intense character and so are his fans. Ben Affleck has a nice homey face like one person said, his playing Batman is gonna give it that campy 60s Batman feel. But who knows, Please prove us all wrong or Batman fans will be devastated.

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I don't really care who plays the 'The Batman' aslong as they nail the part and look good without a shirt on.. That's all that really matters at the end of the day people.... WHY SO SERIOUS!!!!???

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@ Renee

Because as you said they have to nail the part. And affleck with fail miserably.

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@ Renee

Just to add also - I'll be looking at PHAT Cavill anyways!! xxx Love you Henry xxx

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I have never seen any of the Batman movies, but ifAAffleck us in it, I would go see it. He rocks!

2wild42long

This Petition should be what's done to save 'Fast & Furious 7' from Justin Beiber...
I promise you,Ben Affleck will do a better job as Batman,than J.Beiber will do trying to star along-side great stars like D. 'The Rock' Johnson,Vin Diesel,and Paul Walker...As far as toughness,and street raw,Michelle Rodriguez far out-shines and out-classes JB. 'F&F#7' is just the wrong franchise to put him in---unless the maker's are trying to tone-it-down,and make this one a little more 'feminine friendly' as far as the 12-year-old-to-20-something-girls' crowd...I have nothing against movies that cater to that genre,however---From the first F&F-to-the-6th---None of them have been anything less than High-Octane,No-Holds-Barred,Adrenaline Rush Loving,Raw Power and Rapid-Fire,Testosterone-Fueled Delights for fan's like myself(and their are MANY)and---I for one would really hate to see that come to a screeching halt,because you added someone that No-One is gonna believe should be there...And you guys putting it together have GOT TO KNOW THIS---Right? Or is it finally time to make an 'F&F' addition, a 'tax write-off'? If that is the case,then I perfectly understand...Carry-on...
As far as the issue presented in this post about Affleck: I am not a huge Ben Affleck fan,but have enjoyed quite few films of his. 'Jersey Girl' was incredible. As far as Ben in 'Daredevil',if you ever collected the comic-book,there is NO-Way anyone could argue that Ben is not the 'spot-on' exact human version of 'Matt Murdock' Attorney. Ben looks like the person they drew Daredevil's secret identity from! He does...So I know without any doubt why they cast him for the part. Which has always made me wonder,how they could cast such an exact copy of 'Matt',and flub so hard with their choice for 'Electra'?? Someone like 'Ali Landry'(especially with her for-real gymnast skills)would have been a much better choice,but---that's how it goes sometimes...
Anyway,I don't know how well Ben will do, in the role of 'Batman',but,I'd sooner see that,than some previous thing's I've mentioned,hear? LOL!
Catch you at the Cinema's,Action and Super Hero fan's!
Hollywood---out.

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When I heard that Ben Affleck was to play Batman, I was disappointed. He seems like a really nice family guy with a cute face. Also he's had this slow, almost lazy way of acting in everything I've seen him in.

Gregg nelson

I find it amazingly pathetic that an 88 year old WWll veteran was killed by a couple of punks on the same day & you people have nothing better to do than complain about whos playing F*cking Batman

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@ Gregg Nelson

And your complaining about the people complaining. Better call the table store cause you have no fucking leg to stand on. Fucking high horse hypocrite

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@ Gregg Nelson

So what should we do about that? Start a petition to get those punks caught? Realistically what can anyone one of us do about it? What are you doing about it? Oh that's right your using it as an excuse to to go on the internet and do an equal amount of nothing as the rest of us. In other words, please shut the fuck up or put your money where you mouth is and do something yourself, because you sitting at your computer bitching about it doesn't accomplish anything either.

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Brad Pitt or even Robert Downey Jr. I know he is Ironman but they are different comics. Dc and Marvel so it could be done and he has the millionaire part down pat. Still thinking Brad Pitt though .

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After reading all of the harsh comments on here pertaining to Ben as the new Batman, I've gotta say, I almost feel sorry for the bastard because he is a legitimately good actor as well as a great director and he's got the accolades to prove it! But I guess I'm more convinced of him playing almost anonymous everyman types. Not masked crusaders. To me, it just doesn't fit him, His personality is already big enough as it is. Christian Bale was perfect as the Batman. Because you didn't know too much about his real personal life, other than the fact that he has an obvious temper which only gave more edge to the Batman he brought to the screen. But I guess Warner Bros. Know what they're doing....I geuss!

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I think he will be a good Batman. I like him a lot. I watched Reindeer Games last night, he seems to adapt to whatever role he plays really well.

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GO MAKE YOUR OWN BATMAN MOVIE !!!! THE BATMAN STORY IS OLMOST 100 YEARS OLD ... AND OUT OF ANY POSSIBLE COPYRIGHT PROTECTION ..... WHAT'S THAT ??? INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ? DOPES : THAT'S SOMETHING THE MOB (JEWS ) MADE UP !!! UHH ... THE CONSTITUTION SAYS : ...SECURE TO CREARTORS OF USEFUL ART AND SCIENCE FOR A LIMITED TIME !!!! LIKE 1 YEAR ; 2 ... BUT DEFINITLEY NO MORE THAN TEN ..... THAT'S THE LAW !!!! BATMAN , SUPERMAN AND ALL THE STUFF FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ARE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN....

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Born
Birthplace
Berkeley, California
Full Name
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt