Saturday, 24 August 2013

Hollywood Weighs in on Affleck as Batman

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:

Remember Ben, with the cape and cowl comes great responsibility (and lots of heat). Bring deodorant. #batman@BenAffleck

— 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.

via The Hollywood Reporter.

Lucy is Entertainment Editor at IGN AU. She thinks Affleck will be great for the gig. Follow her on IGN and Twitter. 

Source : ign[dot]com

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