Ben Affleck as Batman? Fans unconvinced
LOS ANGELES, California (AFP) - The casting of Hollywood A-lister Ben Affleck as the new Batman sparked fan outrage on Friday, with petitions calling for the coveted role to be recast and widespread howling on Twitter.
Warner Bros announced Thursday that Affleck - who earlier this year was the darling of Tinseltown when his Argo took home the Oscar for best picture - would next don the Dark Knight's cape.
Affleck's debut as the savior of Gotham will come in a film slated for release in 2015, and also to feature Henry Cavill as Superman. Zack Snyder is to direct.
The Batman recast is not the first. Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and, most recently, Christian Bale, have all played the role.