Above you'll see one of the many fan posters made and appearing online to commemorate the announcement made just a few days ago - We have a NEW BATMAN. Despite drawing a LOT of mixed reactions and criticism from all fronts around the globe, I will certainly say that it's still TOO EARLY in the game to judge Affleck, and we should be patient well until we actually see news/ footage/ trailers showing him in the cape and cowl. Heck, we should wait until the movie shows on 2015 to get a proper view of what turns out, and even people known to be associated with Affleck, or have engaged in the comic book movie industry or have even played the role of the Caped Crusader at one point weigh in on Warner Bros. choice! Read on and see some of the comments from the stars who have buzzed and shared their thoughts via Twitter!
One of Mr. Affleck's longtime pals and associates, comic book writer and guru Kevin Smith, had this to say about the casting of his bestfriend as The new Dark Knight of Cinema
Holy shit... BEN AFFLECK IS THE NEW BATMAN!!! http://t.co/acivqxFl0U Do you know what this means? It means that I've seen Batman naked!!!
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 23, 2013
Affleck'll crush it. He's got the chops, he's got the chin -- just needs the material. Affleck & Cavill toe to toe -- I'm in.
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) August 24, 2013
Heck, even the legendary Batman of 1966, Adam West, had this to say:
Remember Ben, with the cape and cowl comes great responsibility (and lots of heat). Bring deodorant. #batman @BenAffleck
— Adam West (@therealadamwest) August 23, 2013
It's been rumored as well that the star has literally begun training for the role, working 2 hours a week and giving himself the physique necessary to play a charming Billionaire playboy, as well as an imposing Dark Knight Detective. We'll see how it goes down the road. In the mean time, let's fan the flames of hate and give the former Daredevil and Argo director a chance to shine and prove himself. Former Batman star Michael Keaton was questioned back before Tim Burton's Batman film came out in 1989... And look how that turned out eventually! This is a different Affleck from the "Bennifer" days, and I say let's wait and see what happens!
The new Batman/ Superman movie, which is a sequel to "Man Of Steel", hits theaters on July 17, 2015.