Ben Affleck, the man who went from reasonably well-liked actor and Academy Award-winning director to the internet’s most despised human in the space of about 3 seconds after his surprise casting as the Dark Knight in Zack Snyder’s Batman Vs Superman movie, has appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and spoken about the negative public reaction to the Batfleck announcement.
Affleck revealed that after he signed on for the film, the studio suggested he “don’t use the internet for a couple of days”, anticipating the Bane-sized backlash that his casting inevitably drew from Batgeeks the world over. Affleck told Fallon that he thought “I’m a big boy. If I can handle the Emmy snub, I can handle anything… I handle shit”.
“I read the thing, ‘Ben Affleck’s gonna be Batman’, the first commenter just goes ‘NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!’“
Affleck is actually pretty gracious and grown up about the whole thing,
never resorting to the easiest and most apt comeback now available in
his utility belt.
Happily, there’s been no developments in the Beiber/Robin “Oh for the love of God please do not be true” casting rumours sparked by Justin himself.
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