Fans took to social media including Twitter to share their thoughts on Affleck, who was maligned for his role as "Daredevil" including one fan commenting she was "too full of nerd outrage to tweet about the whole Ben Affleck thing."
Christian Bale had played Batman in recent movies and fans seemed to be comfortable and satisfied with him in the role. Bale had indicated that he would not be part of any future endeavors involving the character though.
In describing why Warner Brothers chose Affleck for the role Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.' president of creative development and worldwide production said, "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. 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."
Production for the movie is slated for 2014 and the release of the film is expected in July of 2015.
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