Ben Affleck will be playing Batman. The people are not happy.
It wasn’t a nightmare. Ben Affleck is…Batman. http://t.co/MgITFv6vrh
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 23, 2013
Oh no. Why is Michael Keaton trending? I hope he’s not dead. [Sees Ben Affleck is the new Batman.] IT’S WORSE THAN I THOUGHT.
— Chris Jones (@MySecondEmpire) August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck as Batman? http://t.co/NEfVJ36ef3
— Chris May (@chrismayphilly) August 23, 2013
I’m just hoping that playing Batman keeps Ben Affleck to busy to star in Ben Affleck’s next directorial effort.
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) August 23, 2013
It’s not just insta-punditry. There are several goddamn Change.org petitions already. To me, the greater tragedy seems that we have to endure yet another Superhero movie. But if you feel bad for poor Ben, don’t worry: He got the last laugh–when he called this whole flare-up twelve years ago.