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Zack Snyder Reveals Who He Would Have Cast As Batman If It Wasn’t Ben Affleck

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Zack Snyder has revealed that Rust and Bone’s Matthias Schoenaerts was a possible backup to play Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had Ben Affleck said no.

As reported by Comicbook.com, Snyder was a guest on the Happy Sad Confused podcast and he admitted that, while Schoenaerts never “got in the suit,” he did a bunch of mock-ups of him when Affleck was unsure if he would take up the role of the Dark Knight.

Image Credit: Stefania D'Alessandro/WireImage

Image Credit: Stefania D'Alessandro/WireImage

“I was talking to him a lot about it,” Snyder reveals. “He never got in the suit, but I did do a bunch of mock-ups of him, because Ben was on the fence. And I don’t blame him. Everyone should be on the fence when you’re asked, ‘Do you want to play Batman?’” Snyder said.

It was also shared that Schoenaerts felt that being in his 30s wasn’t appropriate to play a Bruce Wayne/Batman that was in his mid-40s.
Affleck obviously ended up taking the role and became one of the bright spots of the DCEU, and even made it to #5 in our list of the best movie Batmans.

However, he announced that he was retiring as Batman following the infamously troubled production of the original Justice League film. Despite that, he has a planned appearance in the upcoming The Flash movie and returned for reshoots for Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

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Trump ‘stoked’ crowd on January 6 and should be held accountable, federal judge says

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Though she did not refer to Trump by name, District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said during a sentencing for riot defendant Russell Peterson that the former President and other speakers at the Ellipse riled the crowd and “explicitly encouraged them to go to the Capitol and fight for one reason and one reason only — to make sure the certification of the election didn’t happen.”

“There may be others who bear greater responsibility and should be held accountable,” Jackson said to Peterson. “But this is not their day in court. It’s yours.”

Jackson joins the ranks of several federal judges in Washington who have sharply criticized Trump for his inflammatory speech at the January 6 rally, with one judge saying last month that rioters were “pawns” provoked into action.

While Jackson stopped short of laying full responsibility at the feet of those who spoke at the January 6 rally, she and other judges have lambasted Trump and even suggested he may face legal consequences.

Jackson has handled many politically significant court cases from the Trump era and its aftermath, and she’s known for her sharp criticism of his administration. She handles a number of the more than 670 Capitol riot cases, and has repeatedly disavowed attempts to frame rioters as political prisoners and called attention to what she considers dangerous lies about the 2020 election.

Jackson also said Peterson should be held accountable, noting that he is an adult and responsible for his own actions on January 6. “

You did receive a lot of overwhelming inaccurate information on social media,” Jackson said to Peterson, “but you had a choice to reject the lies and not to join the antidemocratic call for martial law.”

“No one was swept away to the Capitol. No one was carried,” the judge added.

Peterson was sentenced to 30 days in jail — twice the jail time prosecutors had asked for — and was ordered to pay $500 for damage done to the Capitol building during the riot. Jackson pointed to concerning posts on Peterson’s social media accounts before and after the riot, including a comment where he said he “had fun lol” on January 6, as one of the main reasons she believed he deserved a jail sentence.

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Marcus Lamb, a Christian Broadcaster and Vaccine Skeptic, Dies of Covid – The New York Times

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Marcus Lamb, a Christian Broadcaster and Vaccine Skeptic, Dies of Covid  The New York Times

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Wicked Movie Looking To Cast Wheelchair User For Nessarose Role – Screen Rant

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Wicked Movie Looking To Cast Wheelchair User For Nessarose Role  Screen Rant

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