'Batfleck' Gets THE WOLVERINE Seal Of Approval

We've heard from pretty much everyone else, why not fan-favorite Hugh Jackman! While talking to MTV at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Aussie actor says he reckons Ben Affleck will "crush it" as Batman. Click on for more..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 9/7/2013
Okay, so we still haven't found any actors/directors that absolutely hate the idea of Ben Affleck as Batman! I'm sure they're out there, but obviously they're not gonna say anything to that effect in an interview; so, we'll continue posting the positive comments! This time though it's a man pretty much universally loved and respected by you CBMers, The Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman. Here's what he had to say to MTV's Josh Horowitz at TIFF.



"I think Ben is a great actor. I think he’s been underrated for a long time. He’s obviously a great director. He’s a very smart guy. That guy doesn't make decisions that aren't well thought out, that aren't great. And he's a tough guy..a Boston kid! I think deep down he doesn't mind taking on something that might be seen as controversial. I know him a little bit and I know he’s going to relish the opportunity to go and crush it. I have no doubt he’s going to crush it."


You can watch the vid at the link below (US only).
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SageMode - 9/7/2013, 12:22 PM
Ironic, considering how Jackman would be a great choice and better for the role than Affleck.
This must mean that there will be a Batman vs Wolverine movie.
WhiteBolt - 9/7/2013, 12:33 PM
Batfleck - such a stupid name.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 9/7/2013, 12:34 PM
I think he knows something we don't. I think he's Robin!
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 9/7/2013, 12:35 PM
In all seriousness though. Batman will be older and what not, does that mean we'll see a sidekick alongside him?
SageMode - 9/7/2013, 12:37 PM
OMEGADAGOD

Reasonnnn - 9/7/2013, 12:42 PM
IM BATMAN! - Affleck

Whatever, bub.

HISHE, get on this.
BlueDemon - 9/7/2013, 12:42 PM
Batjack would be waaaaaay better!!!
Blackvoid - 9/7/2013, 12:43 PM
Cant wait for Ben to nail the role. All the haters will still hate, but they'll know...they'll know.
UltimateWarrior - 9/7/2013, 12:46 PM
Oh goody, trolls.
highflyer - 9/7/2013, 12:47 PM
Well said Hugh Jackman. Well said. Ben wouldn't have accepted the role if he didn't think he would crush it and WB wouldn't have casted him if they were not 100% sure that Affleck would do a great job especially since they have ao much riding on Batman/superman.
highflyer - 9/7/2013, 12:47 PM
Ben WILL nail it.
AustinFan4Life - 9/7/2013, 12:48 PM
For someone that is supposed to be "tough", since he's from Boston. He's got a soft look, and when I say soft, I mean like a pillow. And judging from most of his roles, you'd see him as being nothing more than a soft actor & not someone that can both intimidate you & kick your ass.
jerryblake - 9/7/2013, 12:50 PM
"I know him a little bit and I know he’s going to relish the opportunity to go and crush it. I have no doubt he’s going to crush it."

There is no other choice. He MUST crush it.

"THE SINS OF THE COMICBOOK MOVIES ARE NOT EASILY FORGOTTEN"
AustinFan4Life - 9/7/2013, 12:51 PM
highflyer - 9/7/2013, 12:47 PM

Well said Hugh Jackman. Well said. Ben wouldn't have accepted the role if he didn't think he would crush it and WB wouldn't have casted him if they were not 100% sure that Affleck would do a great job especially since they have ao much riding on Batman/superman.
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I'm sure both he & Fox thought the same with DareDevil & look how that turned out.
MrCBM56 - 9/7/2013, 12:54 PM
That's nice of him. I'm excited for Ben. I've been supporting him since day 1. I have no doubt he will kill it. Why wouldn't he. The only thing I don't like is that he's 42 or something like that.
AustinFan4Life - 9/7/2013, 12:54 PM
BlackJack10 - 9/7/2013, 12:51 PM

@Austin What about The Town?
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What about it?
Omarvls - 9/7/2013, 12:54 PM
Benman, Batfleck was just a terrible choice to play Batman but oh well hopefully he can do it
highflyer - 9/7/2013, 12:55 PM
@AustinFan4Life but since recently Affleck's career has been great and I don't think he would want to commit career suicide. I mean, he swore he wouldn't do superhero movies again. So I can't help but think that he saw something in the script. Btw, the Daredevil director's cut was pretty good.
MrCBM56 - 9/7/2013, 12:55 PM
Sage

How is that Ironic?
McNyagano - 9/7/2013, 12:56 PM
@AustinFan4Life

"I'm sure both he & Fox thought the same with DareDevil & look how that turned out."

Ah come on now dude, that's a bit harsh, don't you think? lol xD

jerryblake - 9/7/2013, 12:57 PM
jerryblake - 9/7/2013, 12:57 PM
^@Levi
AustinFan4Life - 9/7/2013, 1:00 PM
highflyer - 9/7/2013, 12:55 PM

@AustinFan4Life but since recently Affleck's career has been great and I don't think he would want to commit career suicide. I mean, he swore he wouldn't do superhero movies again. So I can't help but think that he saw something in the script. Btw, the Daredevil director's cut was pretty good.
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Well no one wants to commit career suicide, but just cuz an actor or studio(or both), think they can knock it out of the part with this role, doesn't mean they will. DareDevil is proof of that, by the way, I own the directors cut & it was was still terrible.
MrCBM56 - 9/7/2013, 1:00 PM
Jerryblake

Holy shit, before 0:46 I did not see Patrick Stewart. HAHA
AustinFan4Life - 9/7/2013, 1:01 PM
BlackJack10 - 9/7/2013, 12:56 PM

@Austin he was an intimidating badass in that and he was good in it.
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If you say so, but I strongly disagree. It was a good film, not great, but still decently good, but he was far from intimidating or a badass, in my honest opinion.
AustinFan4Life - 9/7/2013, 1:03 PM
McNyagano - 9/7/2013, 12:56 PM

@AustinFan4Life

"I'm sure both he & Fox thought the same with DareDevil & look how that turned out."

Ah come on now dude, that's a bit harsh, don't you think? lol xD
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Harsh? Yes. True? Yes, as well. Like I said in a previous comment, just because an actor & studio both think that an actor will knock it out of the part with a certain role, it doesn't mean they will. Exhibit A, would be DareDevil, especially since both he & the studio thought the same exactly thing about that film, at the time.
MrCBM56 - 9/7/2013, 1:09 PM
ALegendaryPanda - 9/7/2013, 1:12 PM
NEWS FLASH MORONS

Daredevil was 10, come on count it on your fingers you remedial [frick]ing apes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 YEARS AGO! Get the [frick] over it!

Jesus Christ you fanboys are some brainless mother[frick]ers
Dandy - 9/7/2013, 1:16 PM
These articles from actors "approving" are stupid. They are actors who know they one day might have to (and even want to) work with Ben Affleck in the future. So they sure as hell aren't going to bad mouth him.
Supersonicboobs - 9/7/2013, 1:17 PM
i honestly dont know if this is a Superman Sequel or a Batman movie!!!
but either way... it will be the "SCREENPLAY" by goyer will make or break this film!!!
AustinFan4Life - 9/7/2013, 1:17 PM
@ ALegendaryPanda

News flash Argo & Town have been the only real good movies he's ever really done. He's done a plethora of BAD films in the last 10 years. Two good films, do no erase all the bad films he was a apart of.
ALegendaryPanda - 9/7/2013, 1:18 PM
I'm so glad the studios don't listen to these douchebags.
Supersonicboobs - 9/7/2013, 1:19 PM
SCREENPLAY!
SCREENPLAY!

Goyer needs a co-writer besides Synder!!!!
Mike89 - 9/7/2013, 1:19 PM
Ben could either be very good, or very bad. I'm indifferent about Batfleck, but I'm not rooting against him either.(unlike the people of this site)
MrCBM56 - 9/7/2013, 1:20 PM
Alegend

ALegendaryPanda - 9/7/2013, 1:23 PM
@AustinFan

Wait you mean actors can do BAD movies AND good movies?! NO FREAKING WAY MAN! You just blew my mind.
batesmotel - 9/7/2013, 1:24 PM
Afflack is good in Extract
Mike89 - 9/7/2013, 1:26 PM
ALegendaryPanda

Extactly. If studios ever listened to Fanboys. Then none of us would ever have the luxury of CBMs weve had over the past 5+ years, with plenty more on the way. The same fanboys that once though Scott Atkins should be cast as Batman. If the people on this site would rather have a glorified stuntman over an actor that may fit the role then there just no pleasing anybody here.
JediPhilosopher - 9/7/2013, 1:31 PM
I'm not rooting against Affleck. I want his face to start looking like Batman's. I don't care how. I won't take hallucinogens though.
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