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Old 02-10-19, 08:41 AM
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Yes, he’s a strong choice (despite the Twilight baggage), and at 32, he’s the right age — and boyish looking enough — to play both a younger Bruce Wayne and a middle-aged Bruce Wayne, and age into the role gracefully over the next decade plus.
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Old 02-10-19, 09:36 AM
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[color=left=#222222]Have you actually seen any of the work heís done in the last 5 years?[/color]
Besides hardcore film geeks, has anyone seen what he's done since Twilight? He's pretty much been a non-entity to most mainstream people post-Twilight. Now, be that as it may I can't get too up in arms about his casting if he is Batman, because I figure I'd rather wait to see a trailer then get angry over just hearing something.
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Old 02-10-19, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by TheMovieman View Post
Doesn't matter. Every time there's someone cast, fans tend to lose their shit no matter what. Then they'll proclaim *insert actor's name here* BEST BATMAN EVA!
I mean thatís really only happened twice of all the times someone has been cast as Batman. Keaton and Affleck. Keaton was good and Affleck was good once but kind of phoned in his second performance (I barely count the Suicide Squad stuff since he doesnít do much at all). I donít think most cared when Bale was cast as far as I remember. Pretty sure most people either didnít care about the character at the time or wanted someone fresh. Kilmer and Clooney I think weíre only chosen for being hot at the time of the films but neither gave a very good or memorable performance.

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Old 02-10-19, 11:29 AM
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Re: The Batman (2021, D: Matt Reeves) S: ???

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I mean thatís really only happened twice of all the times someone has been cast as Batman. Keaton and Affleck. Keaton was good and Affleck was good once but kind of phoned in his second performance (I barely count the Suicide Squad stuff since he doesnít do much at all). I donít think most cared when Bale was cast as far as I remember. Pretty sure most people either didnít care about the character at the time or wanted someone fresh. Kilmer and Clooney I think weíre only chosen for being hot at the time of the films but neither gave a very good or memorable performance.
It's not just Batman, but pretty much an adaptation from some popular source material. Also don't forget the wtf's when Heath Ledger was cast as The Joker. Plenty of pretty boy and Brokebat Mountain jabs.
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Old 02-10-19, 12:24 PM
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all you need is the chin.

everything else falls into place.

people loathed Keaton and Ledger. fuck people.

bring on Twilight Batman.
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Old 02-10-19, 12:32 PM
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Bella: "I know what you are"

Edward: "Say it. Out loud. Say it"

Bella: "You're Batman"
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Old 02-10-19, 06:20 PM
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I think an added element to the confusing Batman casting is that DC doesnít seem to know what it wants. They want to tell older Bruce Wayne/Batman stories but want a young actor to play the character 9+ years into the future.

DC wants it both ways. Either have a young Batman to grow and mature into the role in a span of 4 or 5 movies or ďDark Knight ReturnsĒ has ass.

I get the business standpoint of having a young actor but then stop then stop trying to tell Old Batman stories.
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Old 02-10-19, 06:40 PM
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If they want a filmmaker like Matt Reeves on board, they don't have much of a choice. He clearly wants a younger version, and isn't working in a world tainted by the previous movies). Also don't know when this takes place and had read, who knows if it's true, that they are not making any reference to other DC characters, even leaving it open ended whether or not it takes place within the "DCEU" (or Worlds of DC). In addition, might've been an interesting idea to have an older Batman but didn't work out (can blame the studio and Snyder).
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Since Gotham is fictional and stylized on film, this movie could easily be set in the same universe just years ago.
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That was so stupid how he made up that “reason”. “I couldn’t crack it” please.

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Old 02-15-19, 11:45 AM
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Yeah, I thought supposedly at one point he had a script that was basically finished. At least in an early draft form. Either way it doesnít bother me that heís done.

The DCEU seems to have been largely a big waste of time outside of establishing decent versions of Wonder Woman , Harley Quinn, and Aquaman, but at least it finally seems to be somewhat getting itself on track.
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Old 02-15-19, 12:55 PM
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Less than 2 years ago when Matt Reeves already signed on as director of the Batman solo movie. Ben was feeding us this BS. He said he was still Batman and would jump up and down the floor like an ape for Matt Reeves.




So the whole thing with he was working on a story and couldn't crack it and handed it off to another director is a total cop-out PR spin.
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Finally! Fuck!

MOVING FORWARD.....
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As long as Batman doesn't sparkle.
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He won’t sparkle, but he’ll get killed by Wormtail.
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I never cared for Affleck, but I guess they could do worse.
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RUMOR:

On Friday, as everyone was heading home for the holiday weekend, I received word that Warner Bros. and Armie Hammer had entered advanced talks about him being the star of Matt Reeves’ The Batman. At the time, I was asked to keep that to myself. The only thing I was allowed to say at the time was that he was merely “a frontrunner.”

But now I’ve been given the go-ahead to let the bat out of the cave.


The casting question that has dominated geek culture ever since the first whispers arose in 2017 that Ben Affleck would be hanging up the cowl after Justice League finally has an answer. Barring any major setbacks, Hammer is expected to become this generation’s Batman when Matt Reeves’ film arrives in theaters on June 25, 2021.

The casting brings closure to a story that, indirectly, began way back in 2007 when George Miller cast Hammer as Batman for Justice League: Mortal. He would’ve played the Caped Crusader in the first-ever film about the iconic team, alongside D.J. Cotrona, Adam Brody. It was set to film in Australia. Sets were built and costumes constructed. And then the whole thing fell apart during the 07-08 Writers Guild of America strike that overtook the industry.

In a way, Hammer getting another chance to play the Dark Knight mirrors Henry Cavill’s journey to the role of Superman. In 2004, Cavill came very close to playing the Man of Steel, only to see that disappear when the studio pulled the plug on Superman: Flyby and decided to make Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns instead. The British actor was then given a second chance in 2011 when Zack Snyder cast him as Superman for a reboot of the franchise.

Hammer has had a diverse and varied career but first rose to prominence when he was cast as both Winklevoss twins in David Fincher’s The Social Network in 2010. From there, he headlined Disney’s The Lone Ranger before teaming up with Cavill in Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in 2015.

Following those forays into big budget Hollywood affairs, Hammer turned his attention towards smaller, more independent films. These last few years, he’s made a mark in films like Nocturnal Animals, Free Fire, and the 2017 award season darling Call Me By Your Name.

As of this writing, Hammer has yet to sign on the dotted line, but the feeling is that it’s only a matter of time now.

This comes three weeks after I mentioned on Episode 85 of The Fanboy Podcast that he was on the studio’s list of suggestions for familiar faces they’d like for Matt Reeves to consider. At the time, the main names floating around were Ansel Elgort, Dylan O’Brien, Logan Lerman, Noah Centineo, Jack O’Connell, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Nicholas Hoult, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Those were the names many fellow reporters had heard and that were making the rounds on the net when I recorded that episode.

But I’d heard Hammer was in the mix, and that many folks behind the scenes were acting like he was the frontrunner, so I mentioned him.

Interestingly, one of the names that’s popped up since then I’m told is only half right. I’m referring to Robert Pattinson, who many have said was a frontrunner. From what I’ve gathered, he is in the mix for The Batman, but not for the titular role. One insider says it’s actually for one of the film’s villains. So that situation is where I’ll turn my attention next.

In the weeks since I first mentioned Hammer was in actual contention for the role of Batman after years of merely being a popular fan cast, the whispers about him became absolutely deafening as I did my digging, all leading up to Friday’s alert from a source that they were literally now at the stage where they’re ironing out the details of his deal.

When I got the okay to share this news, I got so excited that I asked my gifted artist friend, and Revenge of the Fans contributor, Tony Artiga to whip up some artwork for me. I figured he did such an amazing job with that piece for Batman’s 80th Anniversary that he’d be the man to ask for this.

The news of Hammer’s casting will hardly be a surprise when you realize that he was considered the odds-on favorite for the role by bookmaker Boylesports as of two weeks ago.

Reeves is expected to start filming The Batman later this year.

Stay tuned, because there will be a lot more coverage about this here a Revenge of The Fans this week. From a deep dive on how we got here, to where it all seems to be heading, we’re ready to kick off the Armie Hammer Era of Batman.
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Hammer seems good to me.
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He's got the chin for it.
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I know it’s a rumor and may not be true to begin with, but I don’t trust Umberto Gonzalez with anything.
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This would be the second time he was cast as Batman, would it not? He was supposed to take the role in George Miller's abandoned Justice League project.
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I just donít care for Armie Hammer. Iíd be more interested in Robert Pattinson getting the role actually.
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This would be the second time he was cast as Batman, would it not? He was supposed to take the role in George Miller's abandoned Justice League project.
Yes. It was all in the article too.
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