What do Batman fans think about Ben Affleck as the caped crusader? Does that mean that Matt Damon will star as Robin? Since the announcement yesterday that Affleck will star as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel, fans stormed Twitter and Facebook, expressing their love or hate for the new Bruce Wayne. Here’s the latest update about your favorite Dark Knight.
When it comes to fans beloved Batman, Christian Bale is a hard act to follow. The casting announcement by Director Zack Snyder tried to pump up Affleck and soften the blow for hardcore Dark Knight fans.
He said, “Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.”
While we agree, Ben Affleck is an amazing Actor, Writer and Director, we’re not so sure he’s the right choice to star as Batman.
#Batman fans were not so kind on Twitter:
Mashable cut to the chase with, “15 Suggestions for a Better Batman Than Ben Affleck.” Gee, I guess they’re not thrilled with the choice either.
Agent Smith, “Apparently the qualification standards to be Batman are now the same as those to be a
#TSA agent.” LOL, we thought that was funny.
The Studio Exec, “I’ve just seen Christian Bale going to Affleck’s apartment with some Huey Lewis records and an axe.”
Frankie Boyle, “As a dad, I have to go to all the big superhero movies. Ben Affleck’s casting has actually made me love my children less.”
Also trending on Twitter, #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck. Well, I think that sums up Twitter’s reaction.
Astrologically speaking, we think the fan backlash will be a blow to Ben Affleck’s, Leo ego. Every morning, he must lovingly gaze at his two Oscars and decided to tackle Batman would be a fun opportunity. Now, he can no longer bask in the critics glow and will be questioned in the media for the next year before the Man of Steel sequel comes on.
Astrochicks thinks this role will be challenging for Ben Affleck. Saturn in Scorpio will chip away at his confidence and he may drop out of the Batman role. Warner Bros. under estimated fans backlash and hatred on Twitter. We think Affleck would do fine as a Batman but we think he should stick to more serious roles. Just saying.