Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Can Ben Affleck Beat Prior Box Office Numbers for Batman?...

Can Ben Affleck Beat Prior Box Office Numbers for Batman? http://bit.ly/1f6V3Ku

Less than a year ago, Gawker-owned blog i09 posted a photo of every Batman actor in history’s face morphed into a single Bruce Wayne. It was rather beautiful, but it’s time to go back to the drawing board, given the announcement that Ben Affleck’s casting aside his directorial pursuits to succeed Christian Bale in the role of the caped crusader.

Mr. Affleck’s version of “Batman” will star opposite Henry Cavill as Superman in the sequel to this summer’s “Man of Steel”. When that film bows in July 2015, it’ll be the first time the two comic book characters have appeared in a movie together.

There will no doubt be curiousity around what Affleck (best known for gripping Boston-based dramas with one attempt as a superhero with “Daredevil”) can bring to the character. But does he have a shot at topping some of the previous box office records? Even with the superhuman power of Superman as a co-star?

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