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On 2013-08-23 18:17, gdw wrote:
I would have loved to have seen Karl Urban in the role.


Me too. Smile
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Shoulda been Thomas Jane. Age 44, huge comic book fan, in shape, and absolutely great in The Punisher as a mysterious crime fighter type.


Thomas Jane was so so as Punisher imo...


Have you seen the short film with him?
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Nope, why?
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Thomas Jane made for 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego his own short film at his own expense called "Dirty Laundry"- it features his "The Punisher" role again- and it can be found on youtube in full- just put in "Thomas Jane The Punisher" in the search box. He released this in conjunction with his own graphic novels from his company RAW (including Dark Country comic), video game, and The Punisher tshirt. Also on youtube is Stan Lee's interview with Thomas Jane. "Dirty Laundry" with Ron Perlman is an intense 10 minutes.

The new Batman/Superman movie "Man of Steel" is supposed to be filmed in Detroit in 2014 and released in 2015. Pure Michigan. I believe it was Batman who told The Punisher once in a comic to calm down- The Punisher was being too violent.
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I don't think Affleck was the worst thing about "Daredevil." I think he might be able to pull it off and I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
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It is hard to imagine a DC character saying much of anything to a Marvel character outside of those of those crossovers.
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Thomas Jane made for 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego his own short film at his own expense called "Dirty Laundry"- it features his "The Punisher" role again- and it can be found on youtube in full- just put in "Thomas Jane The Punisher" in the search box. He released this in conjunction with his own graphic novels from his company RAW (including Dark Country comic), video game, and The Punisher tshirt. Also on youtube is Stan Lee's interview with Thomas Jane. "Dirty Laundry" with Ron Perlman is an intense 10 minutes.

The new Batman/Superman movie "Man of Steel" is supposed to be filmed in Detroit in 2014 and released in 2015. Pure Michigan. I believe it was Batman who told The Punisher once in a comic to calm down- The Punisher was being too violent.


Thanks, I'll look it up when time permits. Smile
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People thought Heath Ledger would be a disgrace to the joker, it was in the news. How did that turn out?
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People thought Heath Ledger would be a disgrace to the joker, it was in the news. How did that turn out?


But Heath, God rest his soul, didn't play another superhero franchise before that that did badly by most accounts.

Anywho... Smile

I am hoping Batfleck will surprise us like Heath did.

RIP Heath...
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Yeah, also, for all his pretty boy appeal, Heath was already holding his own as an actor.
Affleck is a great director, and not a terrible actor, but, even in his best roles, he still comes across as Ben Affleck.
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Affleck can't act in my opinion. He's a really boring actor without charisma, and I never figured out why he keeps getting gigs. Seems like a nice guy, but....wow, I can't believe they hired him for Batman. Maybe he'll have a quality acting gadget in his batbelt he can use.
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With Nolan, Snyder and Goyer...

I'll give this the benefit of the doubt.

Let's wait and see...

I'm sure he'll be better than his pal Clooney and of course, Adam West. Smile
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Good to see a lot of respect for Karl Urban. As I stated before, an actor than can adapt and make a role his own. There was a rumor floating around a few months ago that he may be Craig's successor in the Bond movies. Some people have stated however that Urban might be too edgy for the role of Bond.

I wish Hollywood would listen to us here on The Café! Two great choices have been mentioned.

Pakar, don't you have some connections there? For the love of the DC Universe, if you do, please dissuade them from Affleck!
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The problem is I'm starting to warm up to the idea... Smile

I really am. Smile
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I have no idea who Karl Urban is.
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http://movies.cosmicbooknews.com/content......sinestro

As Cosmic Book News previously was informed, Lex Luthor has been cast in the Man of Steel sequel that will feature Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.

Now we have been told a batch of new details, on top of why Affleck was chosen as Batman. Bryan Cranston has been cast as Lex Luthor in what is said to be at least a six "appearance" deal (think of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury popping up in every Marvel movie in the run-up to Avengers) and may be as high as ten. Look for the official announcement to follow the conclusion to the final season of Breaking Bad as WB wants to dovetail off the end of that.

Regarding Ben Affleck, we are told he has allegedly a 13-appearance deal for Batman. DC is going to have all of their main characters liberally appearing or at least mentioned in all of their movies to portray a more connected world than what Marvel Studios has done so far.

DC also does have major interest in bringing Matt Damon into the Justice League now that Affleck is on board, and it is rumored that he is being considered for Aquaman or Martian Manhunter.

Regarding Mark Strong playing Lex Luthor, the one thing that worked a bit against him was that he was already Sinestro -- and still could be again. "Cranston truly is a dream casting for Luthor," we're told.
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On 2013-08-23 08:14, Vlad_77 wrote:

Hmmm, Affleck as Batman? Maybe it WILL be the Keaton effect. Too bad Karl Urban wasn't considered for the part.

He was.

http://movies.cosmicbooknews.com/content......e-league

Cosmic Book News has learned a few details about the casting process and decision that went into the new Batman from a source close to Warner Bros. As we previously told you, Tyler Hoechlin was up for the role and was given heavy consideration. We are also told that Karl Urban was up to be the new Batman, but his schedule prevented it. Regarding Ben Affleck, he was #3 on the list, behind the two aforementioned names. We've been told WB went with Affleck because they love his dedication as an actor and director. It's said Ben Affleck made a "HUGE" positive impression on Warner Bros. during the Justice League talks, "they feel he truly gets it."
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On 2013-08-25 10:51, Dannydoyle wrote:
I have no idea who Karl Urban is.


Hi Danny,

Karl Urban is from New Zealand and really broke through in his role as Eomer in The Two Towers and Return of the King. He plays Dr. McCoy in the new Star Trek movies, and is gaining quite a following.

Here is more info: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0881631/bio
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Thanks for the info... Smile
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Urban also gained some notice, among comic fans, in particular, Batman, with his portrayal of Dredd in Dredd 3D.

Back to Affleck, one potential big upside would be him possibly directing any future stand alone Bat-films, or maybe even JLA. Acting aside, he's one dang good director.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

I won't forget you Robert.
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