Ben Affleck as Batman in the Man Of Steel sequel… seems some folks have thoughts on the casting and have taken to twitter to air them. Here are some of the better responses from comic industry folks… and a few surprises.
Having already taken a turn as Daredevil to mixed reviews, the recent film Argo that involved comic legend Jack Kirby and a biopic about George Reeves the 60s Television Superman called Hollywoodland, Affleck is no stranger to comic fans but the casting seems to have been met with quite a diverse response from tempered enthusiasm to outright horror.
Holy shit… BEN AFFLECK IS THE NEW BATMAN!!! http://t.co/acivqxFl0U Do you know what this means? It means that I’ve seen Batman naked!!!
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 23, 2013
These Ben Affleck as Batman reports can’t possibly be real, right? RIGHT?
— Frank Tieri (@FrankTieri) August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck is the new Batman? I’m so glad I’m going on vacation.
— Joshua Williamson (@Williamson_Josh) August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck as Batman could be amazingly cool — or it could be a train wreck. Either way it should be fun. I’m pulling for the former.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) August 23, 2013
I can think of worse things plaguing this planet than Ben Affleck as Batman. Jennifer Garner as Wonder Woman, for example.
— J. Torres (@jtorrescomics) August 23, 2013
Fun Fact: Ben Affleck is now the only actor to play both Batman AND Superman.
— MTV Geek (@MTVGeek) August 23, 2013
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 23, 2013
I’m going to do something crazy and reserve judgement on Affleck as Batman… Till when the movie come out . #ChillNerds
— john siuntres (@johnwordballoon) August 23, 2013
Weirdly, I think I will SEE THE MOVIE FIRST before I decide if I like Ben Affleck as Batman.
— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) August 23, 2013
You read for a part, you feel good about it, you feel confident, then they cast Ben Affleck.
— Richard Dreyfuss (@RichardDreyfuss) August 23, 2013
Right now, there are people who are SCRAMBLING to cut footage from “The Town” into Batman clips…
— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) August 23, 2013
At least we can all agree to call him Batfleck, yes? -A
— Girls Reading Comics (@girlsreadcomics) August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck officially cast as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel. For the first time in history, I kind of want Superman to win.
— The Batman (@TheBatman) August 23, 2013
I’ve no doubt Affleck will be good as Batman, I’d just be more interested to see him doing anything else.
— Scott Allie (@ScottAllie) August 23, 2013
I’m now totally confident I’ll eventually play Iron Man.
— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 23, 2013
(sadly hangs up the Bat-Whisky-Dispenser-Cowl) (unpacks cigarettes from utility belt) (slowly chews bat-flavoured condom, weeping softly)
— Warren Ellis (@warrenellis) August 23, 2013
OOOOOOOOOOOOH Matt Damon as the new joker? waddya think of them apples?
— Robert Kazinsky (@RobertKazinsky) August 23, 2013
— Brian Azzarello (@brianazzarello) August 23, 2013
I go to my yoga class and when I get out, Ben Affleck is Batman. Did.Not.See.That.Coming!
— Kevin Maguire (@maguirekevin) August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman. All I want to know is, will it be slashy?
— Colleen Doran (@ColleenDoran) August 23, 2013
Not defending, but everyone’s saying the same things about Affleck that was said about Keaton and that one was cheered on opening.
— Jeff Parker (@jeffparker) August 23, 2013
LOL!! RT @petersuderman: Republicans vow to reject Affleck as Batman.
— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) August 23, 2013
Blaming the dude who directed and starred in Argo for RUINING Daredevil is just silliness.
— jeremy haun (@jerhaun) August 23, 2013
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