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Petitioners urge movie studio to drop Ben Affleck as Batman


Comic book fans have launched an online petition in a bid to convince Warner Bros. to drop Ben Affleck as Batman.

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It has been announced the "Argo" director and star will be taking over the Caped Crusader role most recently played by Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" trilogy in the new Zack Snyder film, which will unite Superman and Batman.

The director feels sure he has the right man for the job, stating, "He (Affleck) has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne (Batman's alter-ego)."

But the news hasn't been welcomed by comic book fans and many have taken to to express their negative feelings about the idea of Affleck as Batman, even jokingly suggesting Affleck's friend Matt Damon could play Batman's sidekick Robin.

Now, a petition has surfaced online urging Warner Bros., the studio behind the movie, to "remove Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the Superman/Batman movie."

The petition has garnered over 30,000 signatures since launched on Thursday.

Aug 24, 2013 10:17AM
Are these idiot 'petitioners' the ones funding the movie production?  If not, they need to shut the hell up.  They do not have to go watch the movie if they don't like Ben Affleck.
Aug 24, 2013 10:20AM
I don't really understand what the issue is in  
Petitioners urging movie studio to drop Ben Affleck as Batman. 
what is the problem with him ?  Why would he be disliked and unwanted in playing Batman ?
Aug 24, 2013 10:20AM
Those people who are freaking out have way to much time on their hands. I mean, Really?? They act like Stephen Baldwin from stupid Sci Fi movies was chosen. Affleck is an accomplished actor, for crying out loud!
Aug 24, 2013 10:16AM
Come on folks!  Ben will be the greatest Batman since Val Kilmer!
Aug 24, 2013 10:45AM

Does anyone remember Dare Devil???


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