14 most hilarious reactions to Ben Affleck being cast as Batman
Superhero casting is a tough job. There are a billion and one nerds waiting to burst into a frenzy at the news that you’ve cast the guy from Gigli as Batman. That’s right. In case you’ve just woken from a coma, Ben Affleck has been cast as the new Bruce Wayne for the Superman v Batman movie.
Naturally, the entire internet had something to say about this. So we went out and picked some of the most hilarious (over) reactions to the news. We’re omitting the 250,000 who posted some variation on “I don’t want to live on this planet anymore”, because really they’re just a bunch of drama queens and they say things like that when their mother brings home a different brand of toilet paper…
Sir, your casting process is broken…
We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, but then we said “Nah” and cast Ben Affleck instead. – LadyTrekka on Reddit
Or maybe the casting directors had been hitting the bottle?
DC/WB what on earth are you thinking? Have you people not seen Daredevil? Ben Affleck will ruin your movie. Go home producers… you are drunk. -Facebook commenter
Ben Affleck as Batman makes as much sense as Tyler Perry portraying Helen Keller.
— Jian DeLeon (@jiandeleon) August 23, 2013
— Allison Greer (@firestar_32) August 23, 2013
So are we now supposed to hate Affleck again? I'm confused. Because I thought we all liked him.
— Ted Geoghegan (@tedgeoghegan) August 23, 2013
Meanwhile…over at Marvel Studios…
Breaking news!!! All you Can hear in New York rite now is Stan lee laughing – Facebook commenter
— Maurice Scarborough (@MAScarborough) August 23, 2013
America: "Bradley Manning got 35 years and now he wants a sex cha… wait, fucking Ben Afflect is Batman!? THAT'S BULLSHIT!"
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) August 23, 2013
Oh please, why not just cast J Lo as Catwoman, too, and REALLY torpedo the whole thing.
— Stephen Whitty (@StephenWhitty) 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
Affleck gonna be like "It's the Jokah! Or the Riddlah! Rahbin! Call Commissionah Gahden!"
— D'Brickashaw (@DragonflyJonez) August 23, 2013
"Wow, Ben Affleck sure was great in Daredevil. I hope he gets to play ANOTHER superhero!!" – Things no one has ever said.
— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) August 23, 2013
There’s always that one guy who promises to boycott all future DC projects…
After reading that Ben affleck has been signed on to play batman I have lost all interest in any DC franchises. Horrible decision. – Facebook commenter
Finally, here are some of the best photo memes we spotted around the web