In a response to the recent hair-tearing over the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel, Hollywood figures have taken to the Internet to show their support of the actor.
"Give Ben a chance!" Tweeted out Batman Forever star Val Kilmer.
Give Ben a chance!
— Val Kilmer (@ValEKilmer) August 23, 2013
Adam West, who played Batman in the campy '60s TV show, had this advice for Affleck:
— Adam West (@therealadamwest) August 23, 2013
Pop-culture King Joss Whedon Tweeted out that he thinks Affleck will "crush it," while refreshingly outspoken actor Patton Oswalt wrote a lengthy Facebook message calling for some perspective over the decision.
"A Batman portrayed by someone who's tasted humiliation and a reversal of all personal valences -- kind of like Grant Morrison's "Zen warrior" version of Batman, post-ARKHAM ASYLUM, who was, in the words of Superman, "...the most dangerous man on the planet"?" Wrote Patton. "Think for a second and admit that Ben Affleck is closer to THAT top-shelf iteration of The Dark Knight than pretty much anyone in Hollywood right now."
Affleck'll crush it. He's got the chops, he's got the chin -- just needs the material. Affleck & Cavill toe to toe -- I'm in.
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) August 24, 2013
And hey, we think he'll make a pretty great Batman too.
Source : ign[dot]com