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Christian Bale Weighs In on Batkid – and So Does Ben Affleck

Christian Bale Weighs In on Batkid – and So Does Ben Affleck

Originally posted 11/16/2013 08:00PM



It's good to know we're not the only ones who fell in love with Batkid, the 5-year-old who dressed up as Batman to fight crime in San Francisco on Friday.

Miles, who is now in remission after being diagnosed with leukemia at just 18 months of age, has become a worldwide star after the Make-a-Wish Foundation turned the city by the bay into Gotham City for one unforgettable experience.

Former Caped Crusader Christian Bale heard about Miles' adventure and told New York magazine that he thought it was "fantastic."

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San Francisco Turns into Gotham City for Child with Cancer

UpdatePosted 11/16/2013 09:00AM

The Day SF Became Gotham City: How a Metropolis Is Making a 5-Year-Old's Wish Come True

Originally posted 11/15/2013 02:55PM

On Friday, November 15, San Francisco became Gotham. The city did not do this for Comic-Con, nor to film a new movie. The city did this to fulfill the dreams of a five-year-old boy named Miles with leukemia.

Miles hails from Tulelake, in Northern California. He was diagnosed with leukemia at just 18 months old, but ended treatments in June. Fortunately, he is now in remission, and ready to take on his next big, brave mission: becoming Batkid.

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Ben Affleck: I Thought I Was Tough Enough to Handle Batman Backlash

Ben Affleck Jokes with Jimmy Fallon about Batman Uproar

Originally posted 09/17/2013 03:45PM

There are some things you just can't prepare for – even if you're Batman.

Ben Affleck admitted on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Monday night that even though he's a "big boy," he was still shocked by the uproar over his casting in the role of Batman in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel.

"The people from the studio were like, 'We're thrilled, we're so excited ... but, listen, we want to talk to you because people go through this process and it can be trying,' " Affleck said.

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Matt Damon Defends Ben Affleck as Batman – But Won't Be Robin

Matt Damon Defends Ben Affleck as Batman – But Won't Be Robin

Originally posted 08/30/2013 07:10AM

At least someone has Ben Affleck's back.

Fanboys and girls melted down over the news that Affleck was set to play Batman in the next movie installment, but his pal Matt Damon thinks the 41-year-old will "be great."

"It will be terrific," Damon tells the Times of India. "I know there are a lot of people grousing on the Internet. I just think it's kind of funny. You know he's not playing King Lear – it's Batman! Certainly within his skill set."

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Ben Affleck as Batman? PEOPLE's Critic Swoops In on Backlash

Ben Affleck as Batman? PEOPLE's Critic Swoops In on Backlash

Originally posted 08/23/2013 01:15PM

Guess what just popped up in my inbox? A change.org petition to drop Ben Affleck as the next Batman. Really, folks? Everyone adored this double Oscar winner just a few months ago. Now it's, "Argo blank yourself, Ben?" Let's just calm down and be little Fonzies about this. After all, this isn't the first time we've collectively freaked out over Batman.

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Ben Affleck Wasn't the Only Thing Exploding on the Internet This Week

Ben Affleck as Batman, Cinderoncé and More of the Most Important Random Things Online

Originally posted 08/23/2013 11:10AM

It was a really fun week online. There were a bunch of fun, musical videos posted (links below), and then we got the news that Ben Affleck was cast as Batman.

I know.

Look, we all like Ben. He's a good actor, and and even more talented director. But most of us still have PTSD from Daredevil. So read on for more on that story, and the rest of what happened online this week.

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Ben Affleck to Play Batman, But Who Should Play Robin? | Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck to Play Batman in 2015 Superman Sequel

Originally posted 08/23/2013 07:45AM

As most everyone knows, billionaire Bruce Wayne has an alter ego. But as was announced late Thursday, it's something of a surprise: Ben Affleck will play Batman in an upcoming sequel to this summer's hit Man of Steel.

For the first time, too, the Caped Crusader will join forces with Superman, again to be played by British actor Henry Cavill, 31, in the as-yet-untitled movie to be directed by Man of Steel's Zack Snyder.

The mash-up will begin production next year and be released July 17, 2015, reports EW.com. Man of Steel stars Amy Adams (as Lois Lane), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) and Diane Lane (Martha Kent) have also been announced to return.

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PHOTO: Beyoncé Strikes a Superhero Pose as Batman | Beyonce Knowles

Beyoncé Strikes a Superhero Pose as Batman

Originally posted 07/26/2013 09:50AM

What's this, Queen Bey as the Prince of Darkness?

Beyoncé is already practically a superhero herself – her very own Wonder Woman. But she channeled a different DC Comics character during a recent visit to a toy store.

The pop star, 31, donned a Batman mask and posed for pictures with friends, which she then posted to her website.

The singer has a thing for classic superheroes, it seems.

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Whoa! Did David Letterman Spoil Dark Knight Rises? | Anne Hathaway

David Letterman May Have Spoiled The Dark Knight Rises

Originally posted 07/13/2012 12:25PM

David Letterman had better not set foot in Gotham City.

SPOILER ALERT: READ NO FURTHER if you plan to see The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy – or if you have friends or family who intend to see The Dark Knight Rises, or if you do not want so much as a hint about the end of The Dark Knight Rises!

Okay, now that nobody is left reading ...

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Marion Cotillard Joins Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale for Batman 3 | Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard Joins Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale for Batman 3

Originally posted 02/14/2011 05:00AM

Gotham City is about to get a French accent. Already set to star Anne Hathaway as Catwoman and Christian Bale returning as the Caped Crusader, the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, is also welcoming a formidable femme fatale: 2008 Oscar winner Marion Cotillard.

While it still remains to be seen whether the French star, 35, will play a romantic interest or a rival superhero to Hathaway's character of Selina Kyle – also known as Catwoman – the addition of Cotillard comes as a surprise, reports Monday's Le Parisien newspaper.



Sources also tell PEOPLE that the La Vie en Rose Oscar winner, who is expecting a baby in April with her French actor-director beau Guillaume Canet, signed onto the Batman project Saturday in Paris.

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