Ben Affleck, Batman
Name: Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman
Movies: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, The Batman
The Hero: When Affleck was first announced to take over the role from Christian Bale (for a new line of films not connected to the original trilogy by director Christopher Nolan), internet fanboys damn near revolted. But Affleck turned things around quickly, as fans found that his take on the character in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was one of the best things on screen in 2016. Everyone loved the Bat-fleck. Affleck needed to embody the musclebound, physically powerful Batman and he passed the test with flying colors.
How He Did It: Affleck got huge to play Batman. Working with his longtime trainer Walter Norton Jr. from the Institute of Performance and Fitness, Affleck added slabs of muscle and trained in various fighting disciplines to make sure he looked like a natural when he battled against the criminals of Gotham—and of course, Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel. It worked—in Dawn of Justice, Affleck is totally believable as Batman and goes toe to toe with Superman before teaming up to fight the big bad Doomsday.
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