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Vin Diesel on Batman casting: Leave Ben Affleck alone


Vin Diesel has urged critics to give Ben Affleck a break after they took aim at his casting as Batman in the "Man of Steel" sequel.

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Diesel, who passed on the lead role in "Daredevil" before Affleck took it on, insists he doesn't care who plays the Caped Crusader, but the Oscar winner will be more than able to handle the role.

He tells the Huffington Post, "Let him live is my motto, let him live. Let Warner Bros. hire whoever they want, let Ben do whatever he wants. He got an Oscar, give him some credit. Leave him alone."

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Fans of Batman who are unhappy with Affleck's casting have launched an online petition in the hope of changing movie executives' minds.

Affleck will suit up alongside Henry Cavill in the sequel.

Sep 7, 2013 5:53AM
How about we just not have another Batman movie?  It's not (entirely) so much Affleck that I'm against, it's ANOTHER Batman reboot that's so ridiculous IMO.  I'll respect leaving Aflleck alone, if Hollywood would FINALLY leave the Batman franchise alone...for good...once and for last...for eternity...when pigs fly...unless hell freezes over...until the rapture...hmm, see how repetitiveness can be annoying.  That's what all of these Batman movies are beginning to look like - repetitive, annoying, and pointless.  Reboot Batman again in 25-30 years, for a new generation of movie goers.  Don't keep remaking it over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and...oops, there's that annoying repetitiveness again.  Now where have I seen/heard that before?  Oh yeah, ANOTHER Batman movie!!!!!  :)
Sep 17, 2013 1:28AM
To whoever said "no more batman movies" - Did you read the article? It's not another one, its part of the next Man of Steel.
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