In case you missed it, Deadline Hollywood announced yesterday that Ben Affleck has decided to step away from the role of Batman and is going to “pass the torch to the next generation of actors,” which Affleck himself confirmed in a follow-up tweet.
He seems to be handling this very graciously, but I guess I’m a little confused about him saying he’s no longer going to play Batman because, I dunno, it almost feels like he never really started? Although he appeared in Justice League, Batman v. Superman, and briefly in Suicide Squad, unlike the Caped Crusaders who came before him Affleck never had a standalone Batman film.
A lot of people seem to feel the same way, and the reactions to his departure have been a mixed bag
which of Ben Affleck’s zero Batman movies did you like best
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) January 31, 2019
1. Michael Keaton
2. Adam West
3. Christian Bale
4. Val Kilmer
5. Make-a-wish kid Batman
6. George Clooney
7. plethora of animated batmans
8. video game batman
9. action figure batman
10. Anyone else I forgot
11. Ben Affleck
— Teej (@TJCarpenterShow) January 31, 2019
there’s ppl who actually believe that ben affleck is the best batman/bruce wayne………. when christian bale exists… we live in a society pic.twitter.com/eeDy0DFG4e
— becca (@timischalamet) January 31, 2019
Some thought his time as Batman was appropriate
I’m a long way away from caring who plays Batman anymore but I always felt Ben Affleck was the grumpy divorced dad Batman this moment in time deserved
— Moloch-André Fleury (@alex_navarro) January 31, 2019
Some fans are still trying to recover
And there’s already some suggestions for who should take over…
… which we’re totally on board with
and whether it’s Michael Cera or Will Arnett, it looks like the people want the next Bats to be a Bluth
Although, there is always this option.
all this talk about who should play Batman how about hire an actual bat
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) January 31, 2019
How do you feel about Ben Affleck hanging up his cape?
Wait, Ben Affleck was Batman?
Hell yeah get that guy outta here
DC will answer for this crime. We will not rest until we have vengeance
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