The Internet Is Not Happy That Ben Affleck Is Their New Batman

August 23rd, 2013 // Leave a Comment
Ben Affleck Batman

How quickly they turn!

Ben Affleck, who won the Best Director Academy Award this year for Argo (and who acted pretty damn good in the film too) has been named the new Batman!

When news of this broke, the internet when ape shit. I guess, everyone still remembers Daredevil. Too soon? 

In the announcement, Greg Silverman, Warner Bros’ President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, said, “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. We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some.”

The internet had something else to say about it. Under a variety of hashtags — chiefly #betterbatmanthanbenaffleck #batfleck and #benaffleckasbatman – Twitter was in a tizzy over Warner Bros.’s choice of Ben Affleck to play the next Batman:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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By Michael Prieve

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