Ben Affleck Cast as Batman in ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel: Twitter Reacts
Warner Bros. unmasked the new caped crusader to star as Batman in the superhero mash-up sequel of Man of Steel on Thursday … and Twitter reacted!
The major announcement that the role of Bruce Wayne will be played by Argo actor and director Ben Affleck — replacing Dark Knight veteran Christian Bale — sparked a Twitter frenzy and caused the worldwide trend of #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck and #Batfleck!
Here are some of the funniest tweets:
First look at Ben Affleck in Batman suit: pic.twitter.com/4iG2B38BbV
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) August 23, 2013
I want to congratulate Ben affleck on winning the part of batman it was some battle but you won fair and square .
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) August 23, 2013
“I am the gawddamn protectah of Gawtham, Clahk! Nawt you! Go Sawx!” #Batfleck
— Benari (@BenariLee) August 23, 2013
“You know the best part of my day? For ten seconds, I drive up to the Bat Cave, and think, maybe you’re not there.” – Alfred #batfleck
— Kevin Kania (@kkania) August 23, 2013
They should have combined movies: Affleck rescues hostages by pretending to film a Batman movie in Iran #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck
— Mike Coleman (@buddhatree) August 23, 2013
So we’ll hunt him because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. He is the #Batfleck
— Brad Goodwin (@bradwingood) August 23, 2013
What do you think about the new Bruce Wayne? The Marvel legends will make their debut on the silver screen July 2015.