Fans have gone crazy at the thought of Ben Affleck as 'Batman', but they have yet to consider what Zack Snyder or the producers at Warner Bros. were thinking when they cast him. Fans and the internet just might be wrong about their reaction, according to a recent article in Forbes magazine.
While the internet seems to unanimously have the bitter taste of 'Dare Devil' and 'Gigli' in their mouth. Fans can't help but wonder if Affleck is destined for a flop or a success in his next role as the "Caped Crusader". Fans went even as far as putting up a petition on the official White House page asking the president to intervene and help reverse the casting. The petition was immediately removed from the page saying that it violated terms of service.
The choice to get Affleck onboard wasn't just a spur of the moment thing. It took some decision-makers to ultimately come to a decision, which is usually the case with major studio movies like this one. Zack Snyder, Greg Silverman (president of Warner Brothers), and WB's board members ultimately had a hand in this decision.
Here's what Silverman said about Affleck:
“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,”
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