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Ben Affleck Built a Batcave At His House, Of Course

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I wouldn’t think a grown man would want people to know that he built a Batcave at his house, but director Kevin Smith didn’t care about that and put Ben Affleck on blast, revealing that he’s done just that. Kevin bought Ben’s old house a few years back, whereupon he discovered just how into Batman the new Batman is.

From Smith’s Hollywood Babble-On podcast:

“His house that I would end up buying, when I first saw it he was touring me through the place and said, ‘Come here, I gotta show you my room’.

“He brings me into the room and goes, ‘Look at this’. There’s an office room and this beautiful bookcase – he reached under and he clicked something and all of a sudden the bookcase opened.

“I was like, ‘No! You built a fucking Batcave?’ And he was like, ‘No I built a Batcave entrance!’ When you went in behind the bookcase it was a panic room.”

Awesome! I totally want a big house one day JUST to build a massive room that’s behind a bookcase. Kevin also thinks Ben will make a great Batman, no matter what the haters have to say about it.

“This dude has loved Batman going as far back as I can remember. He only did Daredevil because he loved Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns.”He’s like, ‘They’re never going to make another Batman‘, because this was after Batman had nipples. So he was like, ‘Daredevil‘s cool, and Miller wrote him as well’. So he liked the character, but it was always rooted in Batman.

“He’s always been into the notion. He’ll honor the character. I honestly think the dude’s a great actor, it makes absolute sense.”

I’m not really into Batman, so I’m not the right person to ask about it, honestly. Ben Affleck’s a pretty cool guy, though, so I’m not totally against it.

WTF Casting Choice Of The Century Is Ben Affleck As Batman

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Ben Affleck is going to get so much money. He’s going to be Batman. In public. In the movies. Someone is paying him to be Batman. This is all legal. This is happening. This makes a lot of sense because we’ve been needing a Batman who is over 40 and Ben Affleck blew us all away as Daredevil.

If they’re going for the cheesy George Clooney/Val Kilmer Batman years, then this is a great choice. If not…I stand by my WTF.

Here’s some of the official release, from Warner Brothers Facebook page:

BEN AFFLECK REVEALED AS BATMAN IN WARNER BROS. PICTURES’ NEW SUPER HERO FEATURE FILM, NOW SLATED TO OPEN JULY 17, 2015

The Oscar®-winning star joins Henry Cavill in the first ever onscreen match-up of DC Comics’ most iconic characters.

BURBANK, CA, August 22, 2013 – Ending weeks of speculation, Ben Affleck has been set to star as Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne. Affleck and filmmaker Zack Snyder will create an entirely new incarnation of the character in Snyder’s as-yet-untitled project—bringing Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen and continuing the director’s vision of their universe, which he established in “Man of Steel.”

[...]  Silverman stated, “We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some.  His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.”

I’m just going to leave this LOL right here.

What do you think of this choice? And if not Affleck, who would you have chosen?

The 25 Hottest Actors of 2013

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Never mind that it’s only August. Zimbio polled their readers and came up with the hottest 25 actors of 2013. Here’s who they are. Where do you stand? Do you agree or disagree? Number one was surprising to me, in the, “let pause and think, ‘…really?’” way. And can you guess who made the top 10 that also made the top 10 in the Ugliest Men list?

25. Alexander Skarsgard
24. Zac Efron
23. Chris Evans
22. Paul Walker
21. James Franco
20. Ben Affleck
19. Robert Downey Jr.
18. Leonardo DiCaprio
17. Jake Gyllenhaal
16. Liam Hemsworth
15. Ian Somerhalder
14. Orlando Bloom
13. George Clooney
12. Henry Cavill
11. Gerard Butler
10. Channing Tatum
9. Brad Pitt
8. Chris Hemsworth
7. Josh Duhamel
6. Johnny Depp
5. Bradley Cooper
4. Hugh Jackman
3. Ryan Reynolds
2. Ryan Gosling
1. Chris Pine