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20 Book-To-Movie Characters That Were Cast All Wrong

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Ben Affleck as Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Speaking of poorly cast superheroes, we can’t even begin to explain the injustice that was DC Comics casting Ben Affleck as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We we’re coming off a Batman high, delivered by Christopher’s Nolan‘s epic Dark Knight trilogy starring Christian Bale, so the Good Will Hunting actor was basically set up for failure. The lackluster DC movie franchise didn’t do him any favors either as it attempted to compete with the MCU. Despite his many accolades and acting successes, Ben fell flat. He lacked emotion, conviction, a realistic costume and the rest of the franchise, like the very poorly written Suicide Squad, wouldn’t give him much to work with. He went on in early 2019 to announce that he’d be passing on the cape to someone else because he felt he “couldn’t crack it.” It’s for the best.

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