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10 Controversial Comic Book Movie Castings — Besides Ben Affleck as Batman

Controversial Superhero Movie Castings
Fox/Warner Bros/Miramax

When it comes to comic book movie castings, this sort of outrage is nothing new. Just about every announcement comes with some sort of protest, as comic book fans have their own preconceived notions of what the big screen version of their favorite hero or villain should look and sound like.

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Ben Affleck Is Batman, and Here’s Why That’s Perfect Casting

Weinstein Company/Warner Bros.
Weinstein Company/Warner Bros.

By now, you've surely heard the news: Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman in the still unofficially titled 'Man of Steel 2,' which will see Superman go toe-to-toe with the Caped Crusader.

The reaction was immediate and intense. For

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POLL: Who Would You Like to See as Batman in ‘Man of Steel 2′?

Batman Poll
Warner Brothers, Getty Images

With the announcement that Ben Affleck will play the Dark Knight in the Batman and Superman-centric 'Man of Steel 2,' it reminds us how many actors were rumored or have played the part. Disregarding Batmans past, like Michael Keaton and George Clooney, there were a number of actors in contention. But who would you like to see play Batman in the movie?

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‘Man of Steel 2′ Casts Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight

Ben Affleck, Batman
NBC, Getty

Holy change-up, Batman! Ben Affleck, two-time Oscar winner, director/star of 'Argo,' and former Daredevil, has just been announced as the new Batman in the Batman and Superman/ 'Man of Steel 2' movie.

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Rosamund Pike Joins Ben Affleck in David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’

Getty Images
Getty Images

We heard the rumor earlier this month, but it's official: Rosamund Pike has officially joined David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel 'Gone Girl.' The 'Jack Reacher' and 'The World's End' actress beat out seemingly every leading lady in Hollywood and, if Fincher brings his usual game, it may be the role that shoots her to the top of the A-list.

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‘Runner, Runner’ Trailer: Ben Affleck Will Throw JT to the Crocs!

Runner Runner Trailer HD
20th Century Fox

A Princeton student loses all his tuition money to a shady gambling site, run by a high-rolling businessman south of the border. In an attempt to regain his funds, the student is sucked into a dangerous new world.

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SNL: Ben Affleck Joins the “Fiver Timers Club” and Explains His Oscar Speech

SNL Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

The season finale of SNL was the fifth time that Ben Affleck has hosted the show, officially making him a member of the "Fiver Timers" club. You may remember the pomp and circumstance that surrounded Justin Timberlake when he joined this elite group, so how was the Oscar-winning director of 'Argo' inducted?

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SNL: Iran Responds to ‘Argo’ With a Film of Its Own

SNL Argo

Of course there was an 'Argo' sketch on last night's SNL. How could you get Ben Affleck to host and not have some kind of 'Argo' sketch? However, what they came up with proved much stranger and much funnier than you'd expect. What if Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad protested 'Argo' by making a movie about the making of 'Argo'? Well, now we know!

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: “Ben Affleck”

Ben Affleck SNL
NBC

Ben Affleck returns to host 'SNL' for the season finale, and we sadly say goodbye to Bill Hader and Fred Armisen. Can Affleck help us get through this bittersweet episode? Read on to find out!

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‘SNL’ Preview: Ben Affleck Covers for Unimpressed Kanye West

SNL Ben Affleck Kanye West Season Finale
NBC

This weekend will mark a monumental occasion for 'SNL,' not only elevating season finale host Ben Affleck into the five-timers club, but also bidding a fond farewell to veteran Bill Hader, potentially Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen as well. Less impressed with the proceedings is the controversial Kanye West, who barely manages to hid his disdain in the most recent promos for this weekend's all-new 'SNL.'

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