The Internet Is Not Happy That Ben Affleck Is Their 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:
Ben Affleck as Batman? You know who’d have been a better choice? Alan Rickman. #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck
— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) August 23, 2013
The drunken hobo that lives under the overpass would be a #betterbatmanthanbenaffleck I am still at a loss for words.
— Ginger Gilbert (@beautytravel80) August 23, 2013
— Wayne efc (@wazza1305) August 23, 2013
— Marcus Wong (@Bubblegum_Imp) August 23, 2013
Wow. The petition to boot Ben Affleck from the Batcave has reached 2,000 signatures. We feel a bit sorry for him… http://t.co/UGz6x9PHPD
— Girls Love Sci-Fi (@GirlsLoveSciFi) August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck as Batman… pic.twitter.com/QBm48Zj7LK
— Thor Odinson (@GodAwesomeHair) August 23, 2013
— Dark Bunny Tees (@DarkBunnyTees) August 23, 2013
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