Twitter blew up with tweets about Afleck himself, as well as the Batman and Superman franchises when it was announced that Jennifer Garner’s husband had landed the huge role.
Ben Afleck now follows in the footsteps of Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Christian Bale, who have all played the Caped Crusader on the big screen.
However, many fans were not happy about the casting choice, and hopped on their social media accounts to complain.
Although Ben has played a superhero in the past, (Daredevil) some don’t think he has what it takes to take on the power of Batman.
While everyone seemed to have an opinion about the Batman casting in the new Superman film, others think that this is just a mini-crisis for the Dark Knight’s fan base, and are comparing it to the outrage that occurred when Michael Keaton took on the role in the late 1980’s.
Many spoke out about Keaton’s acting chops when it came to playing the super hero. However, he has become one of the most beloved Batman’s of all time.
So, will skeptical fans be pleasantly surprised when Ben Afleck becomes Batman on the big screen in the new Superman movie? What do you think of the casting choice?