Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Divorce: Why Are We So Obsessed About This Former Couple?

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorce

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner shocked — or maybe not — many with the announcement of their impending divorce. So why can’t we just let them be?

The word celebrity is at the center of this phenomenon. Some like to follow their favorite stars’ private lives, as well as their career and when two of them get married, well, the attention increases tenfold.

This is the case with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s divorce. ‘Say it ain’t so’ is what most people thought when they first heard the official news, which came from Bennifer — as the couple was known prior to the sad news. Now everyone wants to know what happened. Did he cheat? Did she? Or did they just could not overcome their differences.

Actors have tough lives. No, we shouldn’t feel sorry for them, but let’s face it, it’s not easy. Traveling all over the world pretending to be someone else, while making millions, sounds glamorous, but it can be brutal on relationships and that’s probably be why most don’t last sadly.

Before the announcement, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner seemed to have it all. Looks, fame, and a beautiful family to be proud of. He is an Oscar-winning director (Argo) and established actor. She is not bad either, with her own fortune. A beautiful couple who appeared to be happy as well.

There were increasing rumors that trouble was in the horizon and that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were divorcing or separating. Moving trucks were seen at their home, but they dismissed the talk saying that they were remodeling. Well, it ended up being not true.

We’re not sure what led them to make a public announcement on their troubles, perhaps the intense scrutiny. However, it must feel like a relief to finally have it out there and hopefully they get the privacy they need to deal with the heartbreaking breakup.

Over the weekend, some photos surfaced showing Affleck — who is still wearing his wedding ring — and Garner having a serious talk while on a family vacation in the Bahamas. They have resolved to live together for the sake of their young children, Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3. This is a new trend for Hollywood couples and was highly publicizes when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin “consciously uncoupled.”

Affleck won’t have much time to brood, as he is scheduled to be part of the Warner Bros. panel at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con starting on July 9. Jennifer is said to be filming a new movie Miracles From Heaven, according to E! and that will probably help her, during this difficult time.

Nobody knows what resulted in Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s divorce announcement, but whatever the case, we should all remember that these are two people, just like the rest of us, who unfortunately have to deal with personal problems while in the public eye. We wish them both the best.

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New ‘Batman V Superman’ Photos And Plot Details Released [Spoilers]

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Today has been a good day for Batman v Superman fans with the release of new photos and more details about the secretive plot.

The amazing photos come courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. The spread — included in its latest issue coming out Friday — shows never before images of the main characters.

The new Batman v Superman photos show Ben Affleck in his role of Bruce Wayne and Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman, dancing at a fancy party. This is maybe part of the footage shot at that big filming day at the University of Michigan last summer.

We also got a new image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Henry Cavill as Superman, and Ben Affleck in his Batsuit.

All of these images are great, but perhaps the best of them is the one that gives fans a taste of what will happen when Batman and Superman face-off for the first time in Batman v Superman.

Check out the cover that will come to newsstands all over the country when EW is released Friday and it promises behind-the-scenes Batman v Superman details we haven’t heard before.

In the interviews included with the special issue, director Zack Snyder talks about Kryptonite and confirms that indeed it will make an appearance as part of the Batman v Superman plot. Batman will use it to confront and try to destroy a Superman the world now sees as a threat.

Snyder said he thought of introducing the popular weapon at the end of Man of Steel, but obviously that didn’t happen. Additionally, both Affleck and Cavill talk about their roles in Batman v Superman.

“He’s on the verge of being swallowed up by the anger and the rage that we see haunt this character in the other manifestations of it,” says Affleck, who plays a much older version of Batman. “But this guy is further down the line and has become more embittered and cynical.”

For his part, Henry Cavill explains how the tables have changed for his Superman in Batman v Superman, according to Comic Book Movie.

“I like to think that Man of Steel was the perspective of the world from Clark, Kal-El, looking at the world and trying to exist with in it. Batman v Superman is definitely more mankind’s perspective of Superman.”

What do you think of the new Batman v Superman photos and plot revelations?

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Henry Cavill Speaks About Superman in ‘Batman v Superman’

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If you are wondering why Henry Cavill’s Superman doesn’t just squash Ben Affleck’s Batman in Batman v Superman, period, you’re not alone. This is a burning question fans have not been able to get the answer to until today.

The lovely Henry Cavill was at the London Collections: Men in London this past weekend, checking all the latest fashions. During the event, he took some questions from the press regarding this very topic.

We have all seen the amazing Batsuit and Batmobile Ben Affleck will use in Batman v Superman and they are impressive, even more so than those Christian Bale wore for The Dark Knight Trilogy. Bigger and better seems to be the theme with the latest superhero movies and Zack Snyder is making sure his characters will leave a lasting impression.

But how on Earth will Batman avoid being killed by one swipe of Superman’s hand? How fierce will their rivalry really be?

Earlier this year, Henry Cavill touched on the subject very briefly, when JoBlo asked the question?

“Well, if Superman is Superman, which he is, he wouldn’t,” Cavill said at the time. “And therein lies your answer.”

Reading between the lines, it’s quite simple really. Even though Superman has more than enough power to obliterate Batman, he will not because it’s not in his nature. He is a pacifist and we all saw how much it took for Superman to finally get rid of General Zod in that epic, controversial battle.

Even though it would be easy for Superman to really hurt Batman and possibly kill him, the Kryptonite is not a violent person whatsoever. On the contrary, Superman avoids conflict and walks away rather than getting in a fight.

This past weekend Henry Cavill expanded on this topic and got us a little inside his Superman’s motivations in Batman v Superman.

“Superman wouldn’t get into a cage fight with just anyone. Imagine, you wouldn’t get into a fight with someone if they hit you and you didn’t feel it, barely registered it. Superman wouldn’t even notice; he’s not quick to engage.”

As we impatiently await more promo material to dissect, as well as cast interviews to give us more details about what we can expect when Batman v Superman finally arrives in theaters, we thank Henry Cavill for throwing us a much needed bone concerning his character.

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