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.
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.”
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.