Ben Affleck cast as Batman, Twitter reacts
After news broke that an Oscar winning actor was taking on the role of Batman, Twitter exploded with reactions. Ben Affleck will join Henry Cavill in Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel sequel, the studio announced on Thursday. The movie will put the two super heroes together for the first time and open worldwide July 17, 2015.
“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular superheroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some, said Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.’ president of creative development and worldwide production in a statement.
“His outstanding career is a testament to his talent, and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character,” he added.
And while Warner Bros. execs believe Affleck is right for the role, a number of Batman fans are furious and have since sparked the “#BetterBatmanThanBenAfflec” trending topic with hilarious memes like the one below.
— THE ILLUMINATI (@ThelIluminati) August 23, 2013
Check out more reactions to Ben Affleck’s Batman casting below. -danielle canada