It didn’t take long. We are hearing from former Batman Michael Keaton about the casting of Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight in the sequel to Man Of Steel.
The list of celebrities endorsing Affleck is quickly growing. So far, a few of them have broken their silence about the controversial casting announced by Warner Bros. last Thursday.
After it was made public that Ben Affleck would in fact succeed Christian Bale in portraying Batman, angry fans took to social media and voiced their displeasure with the studio for what they consider is the wrong casting choice.
Not everyone is against the decision. Some of Hollywood’s own are coming to Affleck’s defense. Actor Matt Damon, one of his good friends recently came out in defense of his buddy.
Director Joss Whedon also took to Twitter to say that Ben will be a great Batman.
“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.” Whedon tweeted.
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
The former Batman, has made a statement concerning Affleck’s casting.
When TMZ caught up with Michael Keaton on Wednesday the actor said of the casting news, “He’s gonna be great.”
So that should be good, right? Maybe. These are the comments from Man Of Steel’s director Zack Snyder, who when the announcement that Ben Affleck was cast said,
“He 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. I can’t wait to work with him.”
Affleck’s casting has been so controversial as to cause heated Twitter discussions and opinions. Many are not sold and even started petitions to convince the studio to remove Ben Affleck from the movie. Good luck with that.
One of the best endorsements Ben Affleck can get is that of someone who already donned the Batman suit as is the case with Michael Keaton. Still, Affleck must prove that he can hold his end of the bargain.