Fans Take to Twitter: Fun Reactions to the Ben Affleck Batman News
by Alex Billington
August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck as Batman?! Say it ain't so! It can't be true! This is the worst news in the history of the world! News that Ben Affleck has been officially cast to play Bruce Wayne aka Batman in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel hit Twitter by storm last night, spreading instantly all over the world and evoking some of the most heated reactions and discussions we've seen in a while. The actor who gave us Daredevil and Gigli is going to be the next Batman? Thinking about that too much can make your head spin, which is why it's best to kick back (and relax until 2015 when the movie arrives) and enjoy the fun responses that have poured in.
Almost everyone had something to say about the Ben Affleck Batman news, good or bad. Many Hollywood celebrities chimed in as well, a few of them with some hilarious tweets. Here's some of the best ones around:
Really looking forward to seeing Affleck bring the depth and gravitas to Batman that he brought to Daredevil and Gigli.
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) August 23, 2013
You read for a part, you feel good about it, you feel confident, then they cast Ben Affleck.
— Richard Dreyfuss (@RichardDreyfuss) August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck is Batman?!? Ugh, Warner Brothers read a freaking comic, Bruce Wayne is Batman. Ben Affleck is an actor/director.
— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) August 23, 2013
In the Ben Affleck version, Batman's parents kill themselves.
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) August 23, 2013
Casting Ben Affleck as Batman sounds like something The Joker would do to create a distraction at the nerd bank.
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) August 23, 2013
Be thankful Ben Affleck said yes. You know James Franco was next on that list.
— Tim Siedell (@badbanana) August 23, 2013
Now that @BenAffleck is Batman in MAN OF STEEL 2 it's clear this is just a ruse to save American hostages in Vancouver.
— Ethan Anderton (@Ethan_Anderton) August 23, 2013
Spend ten years working your way back into everyone's good graces. Win an Oscar. Then you get cast as Batman, and BAM! You're Gigli again.
— Tim Carvell (@timcarvell) August 23, 2013
— Jocelyn, Miss Andry (@KryptonGirl) August 23, 2013
I've just seen Christian Bale going to Affleck's apartment with some Huey Lewis records and an axe.
— THE STUDIO EXEC (@studioexec1) August 23, 2013
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