Twitter Reacts To Ben Affleck Being Cast As BATMAN

What are the likes of Kevin Smith and CM Punk saying about Ben Affleck being cast as Batman? How about comic creators like Mark Millar and Scott Snyder? Well, while irate comic book fans at one point had "#BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck" trending worldwide, here's what everyone else is saying...

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By Josh Wilding - 8/22/2013
It's not only CBM's readers who have been up in arms about Ben Affleck being cast as the Goddamn Batman, as a variety of celebrities, comic creators and Twitter personalities took to the social networking site to share their thoughts on the actor taking on the role of the Caped Crusader in 2015. Personally, I believe that Warner Bros. couldn't have found a better choice (he's come an awful long way since Daredevil), and his performances in the superb Argo and The Town - both of which he also directed - show just how much he's matured as an actor. Check out a selections of reactions below and then be sure to sound off with your thoughts and feelings in the usual place!



































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3DWitchHunt - 8/22/2013, 11:32 PM
Haha Snyder and Smith are awesome

Cant wait to see what the Fleck does with Batman
Should be awesome seeing him deliver TDKReturns line
Jollem - 8/22/2013, 11:34 PM
what the hell's a cm punk?
CharacterAssassin - 8/22/2013, 11:35 PM
"Affleck will be awesome. They don't just hand huge / iconic parts out at random. (Except Rampage Jackson in "The A Team". That was awful.)
— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 23, 2013"

Sure they don't hand them out but you can certainly buy your way in the role. Better yet, produce the film and then cast yourself for the part?
ShadowPimp723 - 8/22/2013, 11:36 PM
What the hell is a Jollem?
SageMode - 8/22/2013, 11:37 PM
Affleck's Batman voice would be hilarious. He already tried sounding menacing with Daredevil, and that didn't work.

Anyhow, good job WB/DC. Continue to dig yourself in a ditch.
GetsugaTensho22 - 8/22/2013, 11:39 PM
Christian Bale was Welsh and it didn't get in the way of him playing an American.
Also, Daredevil was 10 years ago. Since then he's directed and starred in movies and won 2 Oscars for it. If you're still hung up about the past, then i feel sorry for you.
Also, Brian Posehn is a shitty writer and an even shittier comedian.
3DWitchHunt - 8/22/2013, 11:39 PM
Jollem
Probably someone who's not as entertaining to watch as Pacific Rim was:)

Oh look, Sage ripping on DC
Jollem - 8/22/2013, 11:40 PM
@3DWitchHunt - i sets 'em up, and you knocks 'em down :)
92Marvel - 8/22/2013, 11:42 PM
Every other website people are talking shit about this they all hate it.

General audience thought it was a joke and they all said they ruined superman now there going to ruin batman.
I thought it was funny when someone said hopefully superman kills again and this time it would be batman cause this is horrible.
3DWitchHunt - 8/22/2013, 11:42 PM
Jollem - 8/22/2013, 11:42 PM
dreyfuss. lol
Jollem - 8/22/2013, 11:44 PM
affleck will be really great
taran6 - 8/22/2013, 11:45 PM
Stephen Amell's tweet was freakin hiliarious!
ShadowPimp723 - 8/22/2013, 11:45 PM
The feeling i get from this news,is the equivalence of me getting excited that i might be getting a gift,and it turns out it's the same gift i get from that person every year. It's that type of disappointment
kevberg - 8/22/2013, 11:47 PM
CM punk is one of the biggest ASSWIPES to grace the WWE.

seriously, why does anyone report what he thinks.
CherryBomb - 8/22/2013, 11:47 PM
Seriously people hating Affleck now will be kissing his ass when the movie comes out.

Not only is he a great director, but he's proven himself to be a very talented actor as well and I think he'll be great. Look, they didn't just cast him because, he must've really nailed the audition.
repulse93 - 8/22/2013, 11:48 PM
I personally feel that a Batman/Superman movie should come after a Man of Steel sequel.

...then again, I am the guy who felt like that the Nolanverse should be incorporated into the DC Cinematic Universe, and that John Blake's character arc as the second Batman would be worth exploring. (Not to mention that I'm trying to right my own sequel to The Dark Knight Rises.)
Ocelot - 8/22/2013, 11:50 PM
@kevberg

"CM punk is one of the biggest ASSWIPES to grace the WWE.

seriously, why does anyone report what he thinks."

Dont do it Kev, dont do it, dont be "that guy"
ShadowPimp723 - 8/22/2013, 11:50 PM
I have a feeling that as soon as they called and he said he would audition...they just gave him the role
BlackHulk - 8/22/2013, 11:51 PM
Hopefully Afflecks Batman wont need Lucius Fox to be the brains behind his operation the way Bales Batman did.
kevberg - 8/22/2013, 11:51 PM
@cherrybomb

Thats whats so crazy.. for a Guy whos earned some Hollywood clout, and he'd almost written off CBMs...I have even a hard time trying to imagine him auditioning.

kevberg - 8/22/2013, 11:54 PM
@ocelot---

did you see that thing where he threatened that fan monday?

He was in a bad mood and just randomly threatened somebody and called them sh@t ? from reports, it wasn't scripted.

He has a history of douche level behavior.

I have no sympathy for him.
kevberg - 8/22/2013, 11:55 PM
@ocelot

I can come off as a jerk, but i don't expect people to care what i think.
MrSuperheromoviefan - 8/22/2013, 11:55 PM
This is so much bullshit! He is a good actor and director, but he is no Batman. Bleh, really bleh!
Happy11 - 8/22/2013, 11:56 PM
As the biggest batman fan I will wait until I see the movie first. Everyone went nuts about heath ledger being cast as joker and nailed it. In fact the same was said about Keaton, Bale, Downey, Nortonnneed I go on. I'm not Affleck's biggest fan but I'll give him a chance. Please prove as wrong Ben.
PeterDarker - 8/22/2013, 11:58 PM
Brian Posehn. Funny hearing that come from the guy currently ruining Deadpool. I like how it's the losers and has-beens that are taking a swipe, and the people that have accomplished something all for it. I'm starting to detect a pattern.
jerryblake - 8/22/2013, 11:59 PM
@CherryBomb


not sure if he nailed the audition. What WB wants, WB gets. I'm pretty sure there were many more talented actors out there ...
ShadowPimp723 - 8/23/2013, 12:00 AM
jerryblake - 8/23/2013, 12:00 AM
I can't imagine him speaking Batman voice ... some electro voice changer, mr Snyder ?
Geotheleo - 8/23/2013, 12:00 AM
Just get his fighting right! For christ sake! No one-two elbow
JediPhilosopher - 8/23/2013, 12:02 AM
My verdict. Doesn't look like Batman. Well, acting matters too, but it's the question you ask after the looks question. But before all that, you get some DECENT WRITERS.
Battabing - 8/23/2013, 12:03 AM
I gonna laugh when everyone here starts jizzing in their pants when the first trailers start dropping.

Then we'll here shit like "EPIC" ad nauseum, when you haters should have believed from the beginning.

Affleck is getting the same scrutiny Michael Keaton, Heath Ledger, and even Ann Hathaway got before they took up their roles.

I'm gonna see this movie 20x just to thank Synder and Affleck for killing Tyler Hoechlin fans' dreams.

MUUUWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

P.S. Wil Wheaton get a real job.
AlexDeLarge87 - 8/23/2013, 12:04 AM
Just woke up and found out Affleck is Batman. Now i want to go back to sleep and never wake up again.
TheBlackNerd - 8/23/2013, 12:04 AM
CherryBomb - 8/22/2013, 11:47 PM
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Seriously people hating Affleck now will be kissing his ass when the movie comes out.

Sweet Jesus, took the words right out of my mouth! lol
TheBlackNerd - 8/23/2013, 12:05 AM
Screen shoting all these negative comments and saving them for when the trailer drops! lol

Do your thing Ben! You got this hommie!
miklonus - 8/23/2013, 12:06 AM
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Humperdink - 8/23/2013, 12:06 AM
JDUKE25 - 8/23/2013, 12:07 AM
He'll do just fine. People need to chill.
SuperSam - 8/23/2013, 12:07 AM
I wonder what Morgan Freeman thinks.

MightyZeus - 8/23/2013, 12:07 AM
Seriously. Ben Affleck as Batman is the worst choice on DC's part.

He's a good director but does anyone remember 'Daredevil'? When he actually played a superhero and how bland and boring he was in the role.
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