Jennifer Garner‘s plate sure has been full for the last few years. Not only is she a full-time mom to three kids but she also has managed to squeeze a few films in there as well. The one thing that she isn’t too worried about is impressing her husband, Ben Affleck. While Jen always hits the red carpet looking amazing at home, in real life Ben reportedly makes fun of her for her “lack of style.” According to the July 7th print edition of Globe Magazine, Jen admits that Ben makes fun of her and she doesn’t seem too interested in impressing him either.
Jennifer Garner has always been the poster child for Hollywood’s long-suffering celebrity wife, and she proves that yet again. After putting up with rumors of Ben Affleck‘s cheating, not to mention watching her own career take a back seat as Ben works non-stop, Jennifer now has to deal with Ben’s gambling addiction coming back.
For those of you who can’t remember, Ben used to be a massive gambler back in the day, before he met Jennifer. Apparently, he managed to get over his gambling addiction with the help of his friends and family, but will he be able to do it again? We just assumed that after getting kicked out of a Vegas hotel for card counting, Ben would stay away from casinos all together. However, that little stint at a high roller table seems to have reignited Ben’s passion for gambling, and he’s now reportedly spending all of his free time going to casinos in Ontario [he's filming Batman Vs. Superman in Detroit].
As fans of the book know, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl is filled with twists and turns that would shock even the most seasoned reader. Although plans to make the novel into a movie were initially met with apprehension, Flynn’s decision to adapt the screenplay herself and David Fincher coming on to helm the film seemed to assuage any concerns. And now, with the release of the first trailer, it looks like the high anticipation surrounding the film will only get higher.
With an October release doubt, it’s obvious this film will be playing in contention during Oscar season. I mean, it’s David Fincher, and it’s based on a bestselling book – two surefire ticks in the awards bait category. But based on our first proper look at the film via this trailer, it looks like it contains everything that made the book special – plus more.
Here begins the speculation regarding Superman vs. Batman, the horrendous attempt by DC to rival Marvel’s cinematic universe. Man of Steel was iffy at best, and instead of focusing on building Superman as a character and building all the characters one movie at a time [the way Marvel painstakingly did it], DC and Warner Brothers are now attempting to turn the supposed Man of Steel sequel into a Justice League ramp-up.
We already know Batman and Superman will be there, played by Ben Affleck [still ridiculous] and Henry Cavill. We know Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman, and one can only imagine what kind of horrible character development she’s going to get. Then, we now have rumors of Jason Momoa reportedly being looked at for a villain role in the movie.
The announcement of Ben Affleck playing Batman led to some suitably hilarious reactions online, ranging from dislike to downright suicidal. It seems nobody is happy with Affleck taking over the role of the caped crusader from Christian Bale, and it doesn’t help matters that Warner Brothers doesn’t really seem to be knowing what they’re doing with this film. Is this is a Man of Steel sequel? A Batman versus Superman battle? A Justice League warm-up? An introduction to Wonder Woman? All of the above?
However, regardless of the criticism leveled at the casting and the film, we still haven’t seen it and we haven’t seen Ben in the role. For all we know, he could completely knock us out with his talent, much as Heath Ledger did as the Joker.
When Ben Affleck was cast as Batman, I think it’s an understatement to say the people were not happy. Sure, there were some people who wanted to wait until we saw him in the role, but this being the Internet, rational thinking is not a common occurrence. It was ‘BEN SUX’ all the way.
Now, Ben was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon [promoting the terrible Runner Runner], and he spoke about the backlash, saying that the studio tried to prepare him beforehand. He explains that the studio executives said, “Listen, we want to talk to you because people go through this process and it can be trying.’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ ‘We want to show you some of the reactions that past people who have been cast have gotten, like on the Internet and stuff.’ “
After Ben Affleck really cleaned house during last springs’ award season Jennifer Garner was thrilled for both her husband and herself. She was thrilled that all of his weeks away from home for Argo absolutely paid off and that he was getting the respect that he deserved and she was also excited for herself. Jen has spent much of the last 7 years at home with the couples three kids while Ben has chased his dreams and brought home the bacon.
According to the Sept. 2nd print edition of Star magazine Jen was really hoping that Ben would stay home for awhile and play Mr. Mom so that she can go back and pursue the career that was once red hot. Don’t forget, when Ben and Jen first got together her career was on fire and she chose to push it aside for awhile. She still believes their might be an Oscar in her future if she is lucky enough to find the right role. Unfortunately that’ll have to wait again because as we all know, Ben has signed on to play Batman in an upcoming sequel to Man of Steel.
Everyone has been speculating since Comic Con who would be playing Batman in the Warner Brothers “Man Of Steel” sequel. Finally today it has been confirmed that Ben Affleck has been awarded the part. He will be starring along side Henry Cavill who plays Superman.
This is the first time that Superman and Batman will be seen on the screen together. The movie is set to be directed by Zack Snyder again.
WB already released a statement saying, “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.”