Ben Affleck: My Batman Won't Be Like Any Other; Actor Slams Daredevil

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Batfleck Speaks!: Ben Affleck is dishing on how his version of Batman will differ from the previous incarnations in the upcoming “Batman Vs. Superman.” “When they asked if I would be Batman, I told them I don’t see myself in the role and I was going to have to beg off. They said I’d fit well into how they were going to approach the character and asked me to look at what the writer-director, Zack Snyder, was doing. The stuff was incredible,” he said in a new interview, when asked how he was convinced to take on the role. “It was a unique take on Batman that was still consistent with the mythology. It made me excited. All of a sudden I had a reading of the character. When people see it, it will make more sense than it does now or even than it did to me initially.” So how will his Caped Crusader breathe fresh life into the beloved super hero? “I don’t want to give away too much, but the idea for the new Batman is to redefine him in a way that doesn’t compete with the Bale and Chris Nolan Batman but still exists within the Batman canon. It will be an older and wiser version, particularly as he relates to Henry Cavill’s Superman character,” he said. And when asked about any past film regrets, Ben added, “The only movie I actually regret is ‘Daredevil’. It just kills me. I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got f****d up the way it did stays with me. Maybe that’s part of the motivation to do Batman.” [Playboy via Latino Review]

Gaga Bits… Again: Lady Gaga getting naked is nothing new, but here is the latest shot of Gaga letting it all hang out! Warning: NSFW! [Refinery 29]

Speaking Of Getting Naked: Former “Saved By the Bell” star Dustin Diamond claims the body that appears in his sex tape is not him… did we just hear a collective “phew” from the entire planet? [Buzzfeed]

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Joe Manganiello’s Pre-Hotness Era: In some “anything is possible lots of time at the gym news” – we give you Joe Manganiello’s teen basketball picture! [DListed]

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