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“Ben affleck is extraordinary as Batman,” says Jeremy Irons… PLUS loads of new Batman V Superman images

February 19th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Jeremy Irons has promised an ‘extraordinary’ performance from Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne in the highly-anticipated superhero movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In an interview yesterday with Screen Rant (via Squareeyed), Irons said: “He’s extraordinary. Quite extraordinary. And Zack Snyder, the director, fantastic vision. And I think the public have a great treat in store.”

Affleck was cast by director Zack Snyder and the initial reaction was mixed but the tide has turned from what Batman fans have seen of him as the Caped Crusader in trailers and images – they’re convinced he may be the greatest ever.

Snyder told People in January why Affleck was the winner: “You know he’s got the chin for it. Casting Ben felt like a no-brainer to me. I know that there was some backlash, but he’s just so perfect to me, especially in his size and his age.”

However, apparently Affleck himself wasn’t sure about his casting, as he told EW in July last year: “My first reaction was, ‘Are you sure?’  At the time I was 40, 41, and had just finished Argo, and I felt like ‘This seems like a strange way to get to Batman.’”

Are you excited to see Ben Affleck as Batman? Don’t be silly, of course you are! You don’t have much longer to wait as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in cinemas on March 25.

 

In related news, two new Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice movie tie-in books were released yesterday – Guide to the Caped Crusader/Guide to the Man of Steel: Movie Flip Book – and now a ton of brand new images have appeared online. Check them out below.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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