Fans cry foul over news that Hollywood A-lister Ben Affleck has been cast as the new Batman.
Who they want? Is Affleck miscast as Batman?
Excited to know why the fans become outraged? Well, check the story below!
In the latest celebrity update, the casting of Hollywood A-lister Ben Affleck as the new Batman sparked fan outrage, with petitions calling for the coveted role to be recast and widespread howling on Twitter.
As previous reports the Warner Bros. declared that Affleck would next don the Dark Knight’s cape.
In fact, Affleck’s debut as the savior of Gotham will come in a movie slated for release in 2015 and also to feature Henry Cavill as Superman. Zack Snyder is the director of the film.
As we all know, the Batman recast is not the first time. Apparently, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and most recent one is Christian Bale have already played the role.
However, fans cried foul, with more than 20,000 people signing a petition at ‘charge.org’ calling on Warner Bros. to ditch the actor.
“His acting skill is not even close to being believable as Bruce Wayne and he won’t do the role justice. He’s not built, nor is he intimidating enough for the role of Batman,” the petition says.
Another petition was also posted on the White House website for several hours prior being removed.
“#BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck was trending. Many Internet users proposed other actors, from Josh Brolin to Affleck pal Matt Damon to – bizarrely – Meryl Streep,” posted on Twitter with the hashtags.
On the other hand, some people defended the choice including Travis Langley, a professor of psychology and author of “Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight.”
“Just remember: ‘Michael Keaton can’t play Batman.’ ‘Heath Ledger can’t play the Joker.’ Anne Hathaway can’t play Catwoman,’” he wrote on Twitter, referring to other casting moves in the Batman universe that were later praised.
Meanwhile, the film critic Justin Chang noted that while Affleck had successfully reinvented himself as a director with “The Town” and “Argo,” his acting disasters such as “Daredevil” and “Gigli” remain fresh in the minds of many.
Yet he gave the actor the benefit of the doubt.
“Ben Affleck has impressed us most as an actor by projecting not gravity but vulnerability, is an essential, often-overlooked quality in any big screen superhero,” he wrote.