Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner’s low-key Labor Day: is Ben ready to be Batman?

These are photos of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner out separately with their kids on Labor Day. The only thing that could make these photos better is if they were all together, and if Ben was shirtless… while barbecuing. There are plenty of scenarios I could come up with to make these photos better, and most of them involve Matt Damon, lots of alcohol, and no kids around, but I’ll let you fill in the blanks. I’ll take what I can get and these photos are decent enough. Plus their kids are adorable. Look at little Samuel walking like a champ. He’s already one and a half and he’s getting big!

Jennifer is stepping up her casual outfit game, this isn’t bad. I swear I own that same gray v-neck sweater in a much cheaper, sweatshop version and I have so many a-line skirts. I regularly wear them together like she’s doing here. Those shoes are probably comfortable, but she could get a cuter pair. Still, she’s out at the playground with her kids and is dressed for comfort. It looks like they’re all having a great time.

Ben was out with his daughters separately getting ice cream and lunch, if the photo agency is accurate. Check out his badass vintage car. It looks like a fan is harassing him here.

Can you believe this dude is the new Batman? I’m still having trouble with the idea, but maybe he’ll pull it off. Ben is said to be training 2 hours a day in preparation. Batman vs. Superman starts shooting (in Detroit!) “early next year,” so Ben has about four months to get into shape. I doubt he’ll be Hugh Jackman buff, but he’ll definitely be hot enough. Hotness was never his problem.

I checked to see if Ben has a Twitter account and if he’s said anything about playing the caped crusader. He does have a Twitter account, but he keeps it very professional and focused on his Congo charity and politics. Ben plans on cashing in with this big franchise and then going into politics. Just wait. He’s got the “image revamp” part down.

photo credit: FameFlynet

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  1. LB says:

    Samuel is sooo cute.

    (I’m tired of debating the casting so I’ll focus on these adorable children Ben and Jennifer have).

    • JenD says:

      I agree on both counts: adorable kids, and tired of the Batman debate.

    • V4Real says:

      I’ll debate for you. I’m a fan of Ben but this casting is all wrong. Kevin Smith said it best when he said ” If you ask kids who is Robert Downey Jr they will say Iron Man. If you ask kids who is Ben Affleck they will say who or Argo f_ck yourself. By becoming Batman Ben is hoping he will be the next Robert Downey Jr.
      Now I don’t know exactly how Kevin meant that because I thought he and Ben were friends. But it was an interesting response.

      • Mia 4S says:

        It’s got to be something like the RDJ thing. It makes no sense otherwise. Man of Steel got horrendous reviews (with a few exceptions) so it is not like stepping into the hugely respected Nolan films. He lacks the charisma of RDJ, and Bale for that matter. We’ve seen what you can do Affleck, you’re not Batman. Then again, since Man of Steel was mediocre, I guess they needed mediocre Batman for the sequel.

      • LB says:

        I don’t really need anyone to debate it for me. I have exhausted my feelings on it and I’ve only discussed it once. now we just need to wait and see because the decision has been made. It won’t be changed regardless of my feelings or Kevin Smith’s feelings or anyone’s opinions on it.

        Thanks anyway.

      • Lelu says:

        I heard Ben and Kevin aren’t friends anymore. It has something to do with the fact that Ben thinks he’s too good now for Kevin’s movies and would never be in another one, even though it was Kevin who have him a start way back when.

      • Shoe_Lover says:

        Come on, Its Batman. Its not a hard role. The real trick will be pulling off the Bruce Wayne side but I do think Ben can do that. I say that as someone who has seen all of his movies so I know that just as much as he can suck he can also be good.
        Christian Bale is extremely overrated as Batman. He was lucky enough to be backed up by a great writer and director and an awesome supporting case (minus Katie Holmes and Maggie Gyllenhaal). Michael Keaton was a million times better then Christian Bale.

        With regards to Kevin Smith and Ben no longer being friends- the reason is, and this was said by Kevin himself, is that Jennifer Garner doesn’t like him so Ben isn’t allowed to hang out with him anymore. Its because Ben told Kevin details about his and JGs s*x life and Kevin blabbed about it.

      • Bridget says:

        I have such a hard time even picturing Jennifer Garner and Kevin Smith in the same room, and I cannot imagine that she likes him much. This is a woman who said her favorite curse word is ”rats” and Kevin Smith, who gave us the term ”snowball”. And ”finger trap”. And everything Jay ever said. She must have been utterly horrified by him. I can’t even inagine how much Ben Affleck had to clean up his act around her, let alone Kevin Smith!

  2. Jane says:


    • Tiffany says:

      Thank you, Jane. I don’t know why this guy continues to get whitewashed. He is an all around jerk and he is going to screw up his career again and he will have no one to blame but himself. He is the one celebrity where I see his face and all I think is, punchy.

  3. MrsBPitt says:

    Ben got really buff for The Town…His body looked awesome in that movie…and I agree “hotness was never his problem”…He is def hot! I just hope they don’t mess with the batman suit and give it nipples or some other funky thing! Didn’t love the new Superman outfit…

  4. LadyJane says:

    Horrendous shoes.

  5. brumhildawayne says:

    I know people love these two, but I just can’t with them. Everything seems so manufactured. IMO, they use their kids for good publicity.

  6. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    Glad they got out of the house and did something fun for the kids on Labor Day. I personally find Labor Day deeply depressing! End of summer, children leaving etc.

  7. Finn says:

    Why oh why does Jen dress so badly? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy?

  8. MsAubra says:

    Ben is sexy

  9. JJ says:

    They can use their kids as much as they want for favourable publicity, but nothing will change the fact that Ben is a terrible actor and they are both insufferable douches.

  10. Hakura says:

    I don’t get it. I just plain *don’t* find this guy attractive, & never have. I don’t see what others are referencing when they say ‘hot’ or ‘sexy’. I can’t explain it, but something about him just says ‘asshole’ to me.

  11. Dawn says:

    I love Ben the actor and I have for awhile but I am tired of all Batman talk too. So I will wait for the release of the movie to make up my mind if he was good or not so good. They really do have cute kids!

  12. Maritza says:

    Beautiful family!

  13. Rux says:

    Is it just me or does Samuel look like a baby version of Matt Damon…just sayin’

    • Janet says:

      Actually he looks like a baby version of his dad Ben Affleck (see Ben’s baby pic on his profile page at People and see for yourself).

      Why on earth would anyone have a baby by Matt Damon (talented butnot good looking at all plus according to Scarlett Jo, he has terrible breath) when they could have Ben’s baby?

    • Janet says:

      Actually he looks like a baby version of his dad Ben Affleck (see Ben’s baby pic on his profile page at People and see for yourself).

      Why on earth would anyone have a baby by Matt Damon (talented but not good looking at all plus according to Scarlett Jo, he has really bad breath) when they could have Ben’s baby?

    • Debbie says:

      It’s just you. Nice try, though.

      Though Garner genes are apparently super-strong, he looks more like his dad than I’ve ever seen him in the slide pic.

  14. Debbie says:

    Vi looks like she’s having a bad day. Boo. I like smiley, skippy Vi.

  15. metallicwow says:

    The both of them wear the strangest clothes for both the season and living in LA. They never seem to match up. It was in the mid-80s on Labor Day!