Being given the chance to play batman is something any batman fan dreams of, to bring justice to Gotham City, and to fight the various amazing bad guys of the Batman universe. It’s no secret that , director and actor, has been chosen and signed for the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, and for a few other batman movies after that; but with this announcement comes great judgment from Batman movie and comic fans everywhere, and they have spoken: 'We don’t want Ben Affleck'.
Being compared to and , the batman fan base is rushing to get Ben Affleck off the project entirely. A petition has been started by a man named John Roden which has received about 70,000 signatures so far. Roden stated on the petition,
"His acting skill is not even close to being believable as Bruce Wayne and he won't do the role justice. He's not intimidating enough for the role of Batman. Batman is someone that strikes fear in the hearts of men. His portrayal of Daredevil was atrocious and he's not remotely close to an action star or a superhero."
This casting has literally torn the internet down the middle. You're either choosing to support the man, saying that it’s too early to judge him and his new role, or you are upset about this poor casting choice and find that it’s like you are being forced to watch Daredevil all over again. With all this negative attention on Ben, comedian has decided to step in and defend him and the role. He posted on facebook:
“A Batman portrayed by someone who's tasted humiliation and a reversal of all personal valences - kind of like Grant Morrison's "Zen warrior" version of Batman, post-ARKHAM ASYLUM, who was, in the words of Superman, "...the most dangerous man on the planet"? Think for a second and admit that Ben Affleck is closer to THAT top-shelf iteration of The Dark Knight than pretty much anyone in Hollywood right now.”
The fans broke out in the comments section, some stating that “the movie isn’t even out yet, how can you judge it” “I didn't know Patton Oswalt could read and write.” and one fan even responded to say “...He’s turned that devastating abyss of an acting career around with some serviceable directorial chops.. And even won an Oscar, as a producer.. He's a tale of woe, and of redemption, all wrapped up together like feel good summer buddy flick where I root for the guy that's been knocked down... But his delivery is still as wooden as the coffin my grandmother was buried in...“ It seems safe to say that fans are not going to change their minds about Ben Affleck, no matter who supports him. And that Warner Bros. Entertainment doesn’t seem to care what the fans think. At this rate, Ben Affleck will be Batman no matter how much we don’t want it to happen. This movie, set to release July 17, 2015, will most likely only attract those who enjoy summer blockbusters, families taking their kids to see another superhero movie – and will be a big disappointment to hardcore fans everywhere.