The Superman- Batman movie hasn't started to film yet and the controversy over Ben Affleck playing Batman has made its way to the White House. Petitions galore have popped up asking Warner Brothers to take Affleck out of the movie, but one petition is asking President Obama to intervene and have Affleck banned from acting in any Batman movie, according to “Fox and Friends Weekend” on Saturday Aug. 24.
Variety reports on Friday that Affleck as Batman is just not going to fly with fans of the Batman movies. Change.com has seen 30 petitions pop up, all are advocating to get rid of Affleck as the main character of Batman.
This is the same type of backlash that was seen back in 2008 when it was announced that Heath Ledger was tagged to play the Joker in that year's Batman movie installment. It was hard to image Ledger doing the Joker justice, but not only did he do it justice, his role won critical acclaim from some of the toughest movie reviewers out there.
One of the anti-Affleck petitions, with over 3,200 signatures claims:
“His acting skill is not even close to being believable as Bruce Wayne and he wont’ do the role justice.” The petition continues with, “He’s not built, nor is he intimidating enough for the role of Batman.”
Another petition has more than 6,000 signatures and growing in number. President Obama has his name as the receiver of one of the Anti-Affleck petitions that one requests the President to make it illegal for Ben Affleck to portray Batman, or any super hero for that matter, on film for the next 200 years.
Poor Ben Affleck, the pressure is on. He has to make his Batman portrayal one of the best portrayals of Batman to ever come down the pike to show the fans he is Batman worthy!