Fans Take to Twitter: Fun Reactions to the Ben Affleck Batman News
by Alex Billington
August 23, 2013
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:
I like Ben Affleck. And I look forward to the next installment to add to the DC universe: TO THE WONDER WOMAN.
— Linda Holmes (@nprmonkeysee) August 23, 2013
— Josh Costella (@JoshCostella) August 23, 2013
The last Ben Affleck movie I saw was DAZED AND CONFUSED, so already I'm picturing Batman swinging a wooden paddle.
— Matt Zoller Seitz (@mattzollerseitz) August 23, 2013
I feel like Ben Affleck as Batman is bring us closer together. Now it's time to grab our torches and pitchforks.
— Pointless Levi (@IAmPointlessMan) August 23, 2013
Bradley Affleck is Rocket Bat in Zack Snyder's GUARDIANS OF THE GA'HOOLE GALAXY 2.
— Jesse A. Carp (@jessecarp) August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck to play Rocket Raccoon in Avengers 2, which will be shot on film. #NewsOverload
— Brian Salisbury (@BriguySalisbury) August 23, 2013
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) August 23, 2013
How dare Ben Affleck ruin the integrity of a franchise where a grown man pretends he's a bat!
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 23, 2013
I don't like the idea of Ben Affleck playing James Bond at all. He's American, he's too young and last time I saw him he had a beard.
— Mike Booth (@somegreybloke) August 23, 2013
Fuck it. Just let Idris Elba play Wonder Woman.
— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) August 23, 2013
The last one is great because by that point of the night, many folks had reached the "fuck it" stage and were tweeting absurdly hilarious things. For more amusement, Mashable has memes + Uproxx has more tweets.
In all honesty, it's still way too early to really judge this kind of casting decision (especially considering this won't be in theaters until July 2015). There's so much we don't know about the sequel and where Warner Bros / DC Comics wants to take the story next after Batman vs. Superman (or Man of Steel 2). This could all be leading towards Ben Affleck directing the Justice League movie (while also playing Batman) and if that happens, things will get even crazier. But for now, it is fun to see all of the reactions and responses, and to laugh at how much this has enraged fans. Even if you hate this casting, don't worry, the world isn't over.
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