When Ben Affleck was announced as the new 'Batman,' the internet blew up with plethora of mixed opinions. By the majority, it seems as though the 41-year-old actor has a great deal of critics that are pessimistic about him nailing the role of Batman. Despite all the questioning, Warner Bros. CEO reaffirmed Kevin Tsujihara reaffirmed his belief in Affleck this week at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference earlier this week. However, even his choice of words were met with further negativity.
"Ben is perfect for the vision Zack has for that character. The fact that you saw such a passionate response in the blogosphere is really kind of a testament to the love that people have for this character. [He'll be] tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for a while," shared Tsujihara.
"We think it's going to be huge," he added.
The words "tired and weary" are already receiving criticism, as fans wonder how this statement was meant to positively change their minds about Affleck's new role as the Dark Night.
The unnamed film which is directed by Man of Steel's Zack Snyder is rumored to be called Superman vs. Batman.
Whether Batman enthusiasts like it or not, Affleck is playing their favorite superhero, and nothing will change that. Couldn't it be possible that his critics are motivating him to completely surpass all expectations, even landing him some award-winning honors? Stranger things have happened..