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  •  If it means anything, (1+ / 0-)
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    JesseCW

    it is just an indicator of what the studio is thinking:

    1)  They want star power.  That means they don't trust the screenplay to carry the story on its own.

    2)  Batman isn't a kid in this movie.  Affleck is in his 40's.

    3)  The interplay between him and whoever they cast as Superman will be the core of the story.  Considering #1, this does not set my mind at ease.

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 12:29:13 PM PDT

    •  It's frankly terrifying when they feel they (0+ / 0-)

      need to amp up the star power. You can bet they're paying him at least 5 million more than they would for some minor actor.  Probably 10.

      And they're doing it to try to attract a 'Oh....isn't he cute" audience.  All he brings to this film is a fan base that likes his smile.

      That's an awesome reason to cast someone opposite Jen Aniston in a Rom Com involving a lost pet.  It's a horrible reason to cast someone as Batman.

      Of all the comic adaptations that have really done well, how many have had mega-stars in the primary role (I'm not talking sequels with actors that got huge from those films)?

      Tim Burtons Batman.  That's all I've got.

      Iron Man?  It was Robert Downey Jr's comback vehicle.  He wasn't big at the time, he was just starting to build up some positive buzz again thanks to a couple indie films.

      If they have to dump a huge stack of cash for the actor (and I don't mean to get one to return for a sequel) then the movie probably can't stand on its own and they know it.

      Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

      by JesseCW on Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 12:26:50 AM PDT

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