Warner Bros Chief Grapples With Defending Ben Affleck As Batman

When the announcement that was made on August 23 that talented Actor/Director Ben Affleck would be playing the role of Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, the wretched gates of hell creaked open: it was an unfortunately dismal day for DC fans and trolls who take pleasure in jumping aboard the hate-mobile whenever an ~outrageous~ event arises. Death threats were hurled. The Batmobile was reduced to a beige Prius. Hopefuls across the world begged for the decision to be elaborately control+Z’d out of their lives. The convenient moniker of Batfleck turned sour. First world problems reached dizzying heights. 

Ben Affleck as Batman? The internet says no.
In the throes of Batfleck loathing, the defences of Batfleck put forward by Hugh JackmanJoss WhedonMatt DamonJosh Brolin and former caped crusaders hardly dented the popular opinion that Ben Affleck would ruin the beloved superhero, and possibly their own lives. 

Enter: Warner Bros’ CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who came to Batman’s rescue like no civilian ever should. Keeping it cool, at an event on Thursday: “We think it’s the perfect springboard for Batman and Superman. Ben is perfect for the vision Zack has for that character,” said Tsujihara, “The fact that you saw such a passionate response in the blogosphere is really kind of a testament to the love that people have for this character.” 

But just when you thought that Tsujihara had done a fairly banal, damage control kind of job, he topped off his rebuttal against millions by saying, that Ben Affleck would be portraying Batman as “tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for a while.

Tired and weary? Way to sell the loathed casting choice to everyone, bud. I’ll excuse myself while you dig yourself a nice hole over there.

The only truly convincing, and potentially swaying counter defence of Batfleck is this incredible fan-made trailer, drawing heavily off the highly-likely rumour that Bryan Cranston will take on the role of Lex Luther opposite Ben Affleck, touché: