Holy backlash, Batman! On Thursday, Warner Bros. announced that Ben Affleck will play the caped crusader in the sequel to Man of Steel. Then, the Internet exploded.
Rumors as to who would play the big black-winged guy in the yet-to-be-named film have been swirling ever since Zack Snyder announced that Superman and Super Bat would face off for the first time ever on the big screen. And no, Affleck's name wasn't even on The Hollywood Reporter's list of hunky contenders. So what? It wasn't a very good list.
Did you really want Ryan Gosling to talk like he got punched in the throat? I didn't think so.
And Joe Manganiello? I can't even take him seriously, which probably has a lot to do with the fact I can't picture him with pants on, much less a bat suit.
And yes, I acknowledge Affleck as Daredevil was not good. At all.
Still. Relax. I mean, George Clooney was a terrible Batman but a decent Bruce Wayne. And no one thought Heath Ledger was going to be a good Joker and he rocked it. So let's wait it out. Even though we're all still trying to forget Gigli.
Contenders aside, it would have been kind of cool to see Matt Damon become Bat Damon. Not really, but it's a missed opportunity for pretty hilarious punnery.
Maybe he can play Robin.
I can't. The mirth. It's too much.
Seriously, SNL. Pick this stuff up.
If nothing else, we still have Henry Cavill, right? I'm very OK with that.
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