Ben Affleck IS Batman
The film: Batman Vs. Superman (2015)
The actor: Oscar-winning writer of Good Will Hunting, Oscar-winning filmmaker of Argo, non-Oscar-nominated actor.
The character: Every man’s favourite billionaire playboy vigilante who dresses as a bat.
Well this escalated quickly – it really got out of hand. No sooner had Ben Affleck been announced as Batman than the internet lost its freakin’ mind. 90,000 signed a petition against it; people compared the news to getting divorced; “Today I woke up to a nightmare rather than from one” said another (read more here). It did inspire some laughs, however: @studioexec1 tweeted, ‘I've just seen Christian Bale going to Affleck's apartment with some Huey Lewis records and an axe.’ Affleck’s probably just glad that Miley Cyrus finally came along and gave everyone something else to be outraged about.
Protestors preferred: Josh Brolin, if going for an older Batman; Ryan Gosling; Tyler Hoechlin; any other brunette in Hollywood.
The result: Remains to be seen, but we’re trusting to Affleck’s huge love of the character and good recent acting work to carry him through.
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