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Batman Backlash: Fans Blast Bosses As Ben Affleck Is Confirmed To Replace Christian Bale As Dark Knight
BY BECCA LONGMIRE ON AUGUST 23, 2013
Batman fans across the globe have been left angered today as Ben Affleck was confirmed to play the lead role in the 2015 sequel, taking over Christian Bale in the popular flick and sending the Twittersphere into chaos.
The actor whose film Argo has received critical acclaim, will star alongside Henry Cavill who will resume the role of Superman in the sequel which will see both of the iconic superheros in the same film. Director Zack Snyder also added: "I can't wait to work with him."
However, it seems like Batman fans don't share the same view as the director (to put it politely!) with them taking to Twitter to voice their strong opinions on the whole thing and even calling for a "petition" to stop Affleck playing the upcoming role. One Twitter user tweeted: "Ben Affleck as Batman? With that retarded look of his? Wow Hollywood, you idiots." (sic)