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Ben Affleck Responds to Batman Backlash on Jimmy Fallon: VIDEO

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Ben Affleck sat down with Jimmy Fallon last night and talked about being cast as Batman opposite Henry Cavill in the upcoming Zach Snyder Batman vs. Superman film, and how producers tried to prepare him for the backlash they've seen on the internet whenever a new casting is announced.

Sais Affleck:  "I'm a big boy. They said just don't use the Internet for a couple of days. ... I handle s**t. I'm very tough. I saw the announcement, I look down on the first comment ... the first one just goes, 'Nooooooooo!'"

Affleck joked that he then told his kids: "We're gonna be luddites for a while."

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Gay Unicorn Superheroes 'Can't Be Tamed': VIDEO

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Ben Affleck to Play Batman in 'Man of Steel' Sequel

Ben Affleck has been chosen to step into the suit of the Caped Crusader, Variety reports:

AffleckThe actor will replace Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming untitled Batman-Superman feature for Warner Bros., the studio announced Thursday.

Affleck becomes the eighth actor to play the Caped Crusader, following Bale, George Clooney and Michael Keaton.

“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,” WB president Greg Silverman said in a statement.

The film, directed by Zack Snyder, already has a release date of July 17, 2015. Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, and Diane Lane will co-star.


Julius Carter Is The Real Gay Spider-Man

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When Andrew Garfield recently posed the question: "Why can't Spider-Man be gay?", he was no doubt unfamiliar with Julius Carter, a young man living out this very fantasy in real life.

Once persecuted for his sexuality, Julius is now one of seven Spider-Man stuntmen for the blockbuster musical "Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark." But for Julius, swinging 30 feet above a Broadway stage at 30 miles an hour in a Spider-Man costume is not the most impressive or awe-inspiring part of his life, it's the journey he's made as a gay man overcoming adversity.

Julius' amazing story began the day of his Iowa high school graduation, when he was confronted by a villain that would have made even the Green Goblin envious.

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Andrew Garfield: 'Why Can't Spider-Man Be Gay?'

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Andrew Garfield tells EW that he has had a discussion with the producers of Spider-Man about Peter Parker's sexuality:

"‘What if MJ is a dude?’ Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality?  It’s hardly even groundbreaking!…So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys? ... I’ve been obsessed with Michael B. Jordan since The Wire. He’s so charismatic and talented. It’d be even better—we’d have interracial bisexuality!”


Henry Cavill Exposes The Secret Behind Superman's Hairy Chest: VIDEO

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actor Henry Cavill explains to Reelz' Viviana Vigil why his incarnation of Superman has a hairy chest. Hint: it has something to do with Doomsday.

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