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Batfleck won't work

There are casting mistakes that you can forgive and let go like Tobey Maguire as Spiderman (not to mention having Kirsten Dunst in that same movie).

But not when the casting is so ill suited it makes me wanna puke.

Ben Affleck as Batman?

Whatever happened to the world?

People say Hollywood is bad.  And I guess, this is one of those times that I agree with them.

Ben Affleck is "passable" as Daredevil.  He is an award winning director and writer.  He is even a good family man and father.

But he can NEVER be the caped crusader.

Besides, why Ben when you can have this guy?

Gabriel Macht from Suits
With the overwhelming bad reactions to this news, some Batman concept art has leaked online presumably to convince the fans that "Batfleck" might actually work.

Whether this is official or not, I'm still not convinced.

Note:  Image from


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March 8: International Women's Day

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