‘The World’s End’ & Ben Affleck is Batman – SR Underground Ep. 106

Published 2 years ago by , Updated August 28th, 2013 at 10:00 pm,

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one hundred six of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.

Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow SR editor Kofi Outlaw as well as guests Andrew Dyce and Hannah Shaw-William as we review The World’s End, offer our thoughts on Ben Affleck as Batman, and discuss new Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron casting.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 106 - The World’s End

We review The World’s End, offer our thoughts on Ben Affleck as Batman, and discuss new Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron casting.

[0:00] News: Ben Affleck Is the New Batman; ‘Superman vs. Batman’ Release Date RevealedConfirmed: Bradley Cooper & Elizabeth Olsen In Talks With Marvel StudiosSylvester Stallone in Talks for ‘Rambo’ TV Series.

[1:14:46] Rants and Raves: The Mortal Instruments, Orphan Black, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones, You’re Next, and Jobs.

[1:45:14] Review: The World’s End (read our full The World’s End review).

[2:11:29] World’s End SPOILERS discussion (join the conversation in our World’s End spoilers post).

[2:23:57] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

[2:28:41] Game Rant News Brief

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw.



Next Week: TBD

Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (Kick-Ass 2 opening): Sal reports the poor showing of Kick-Ass 2 and the surprise of The Butler really threw everyone for a loop. Yet, 14 people nailed the tiebreaker! However, with a score of 10, BigNerd was the high score and lone wolf this week.

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • Closed Circuit (on Wed.) – 800
  • Getaway – 2,000+
  • One Direction: This is Us – 2,500+

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

  • The Grandmaster – Unspecified Expansion

Use the comment section below to continue our various discussions by weighing in with your own thoughts – or just to let us know what you think of the show.

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As discussed on the show: Kevin Rose Battling a Raccoon

As discussed on the show: Ben Affleck Responds to His Batman Haters

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  1. For the older ones of us out here, I only remind you of Michael Keaton. Same thing happened back then, and it turns out that Keaton actually wasn’t that bad. So, I’m all for giving an actor a chance (sometimes). It might suck, it might not, but if it does, it more than likely won’t be Afleck’s fault, and certainly not he’s alone.

    • Well, they also doubted Clooney, so it’s not as if the public is always wrong. But the Keaton outcry was far louder and more universal (pre-internet thankfully). He wasn’t bad. I still didn’t like him at the time but I can appreciate now that Tim Burton wasn’t bothering with the perfect looks that the comics give Bruce Wayne. That’s not what they’ve done this time, but maybe they could and should have.

  2. My question is, in what world is combining Superman and Batman in the same movie together considered a “risky” venture? It’s rather amazing that no one in the industry has thought of it until now. Hell, you’ve had World’s Finest Comics which featured Bats and Supes together since the 40s. Fan films have been toying with the idea for at least a decade already. Hollywood as usually is generally the last guys to the party, but they seem to get the most fanfare once they show up.

    Also, you guys are giving Hollywood waay too much credit for being smart. They’re in it for the money. Period. Trying to act as if they actually care about the project in any way other than getting the most butts in the seats regardless of the end product being necessary “good” or not is pretty naive considering you’ve got tons of examples that show that bad decisions get made by people all the time, because they looking at the box-office potential and not the end product.

    • I can see a lot of your points and even agree. But by “risky” they mean introducing a new batman in a new series (MOS), after a successful trilogy. It is kind of a no-brainer money-wise, but not without significant hurdles.

    • Nothing against skepticism, but screenwriters and directors don’t get into making films or writing them because it will make them millionaires, so…

  3. Box office:
    1. Lee Daniels’ The Butler
    2. Getaway
    3. One Direction: This is Us
    4. We’re the Millers
    5. Elysium
    10. 2 Guns

  4. I’ve been going back and listening to older episodes that I missed out on… today I listened to the Avengers one. Whichever dude on the podcast who keeps calling Joss Whedon “Josh” always cracks me up. I don’t get why he does that, and I don’t get why none of the other podcast guys point it out.

    Also, who’s the person who keeps saying memes (pronounced MEEMS) as “MEEMAYS” or “MEEMEES” ? Again, the other guys just let it happen instead of saying “Haha, it’s MEEM you dork.” He’s done it in a few episodes and I still shake my head & think “hasn’t figured it out yet?” when it happens.

    • We’ve all been brought up to speed. That’s why they are “old” episodes.


      The “Mem-may” guy.

  5. 1 – One Direction
    2 – The Butler
    3 – We’re The Millers
    4 – Planes
    5 – The Mortal Instruments
    10 – You’re Next

  6. Ben Affleck is going to look damn good under the cowl. He has the perfect chin shape.

  7. After seeing that picture of batfleck under the cowl, I believe he can pull off the batman look. In terms of why he got chosen, my guess is he wowed the casting directors. Also, he will probably have some say in the script and direction of Batman vs. Superman and maybe Justice League. From the past 2 movies he has been in, it is easily noticeable that he can play both the caped crusader (the fighter) and the world’s greatest detective. All I am waiting for is to hear his batman voice.

  8. Its really funny listening to this episode now after knowing that Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor and hearing Ben’s comparison to how he will react when Luthor is cast.