Ben Affleck as Batman: Fun Internet responses
Just a warning: Some of the responses are a bit NSFW.
One of the reasons for the strong reactions may have been that no one was expecting Affleck in the role of Batman. Was the actor one of them?
Batman and Robin?
Many people still can't think of Ben Affleck without next thinking of Matt Damon. This GIF proves it.
A reaction from Matt Damon
No, this is not an official statement. But it certainly rings of truth.
Taiwanese animation on Ben Affleck's casting
You wouldn't expect the Taiwanese animation studio, NMA, to not react to the Batman news.
Some people thought of the Aflac duck when they heard the news.
Johnny Depp comforts a child
This would be from the film, "Finding Neverland." What it has to do with Ben Affleck is anyone's guess. But it's awfully cute and has Johnny Depp comforting a sweet little boy, so who cares?
Obviously, many people weren't happy that Affleck was cast as Batman. This GIF indicates that Henry Cavill is one of them
Pie chart of Batman
Why is there such hate? This pie chart has some explanations.
Remember those Oscars ...?
In their responses to the news, many Internet users cited "Gigli" and "Daredevil" as reasons to hate Ben Affleck. Recent Oscar wins and an intense love of "Argo" were forgotten.
Affleck and Damon get their revenge
Thanks to "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have a response to the haters.
Even "God" (the Twitter version anyway) had an opinion on the Batman situation.
... and George Clooney
Unlike the rest of us, George Clooney might actually have something constructive to add to the conversation.
Hitler reacts to Ben Affleck as Batman
This is, as "Hitler reacts" videos often are, an excellent and funny criticism of the casting decision. Interestingly, this is a particularly wordy and Nolan-directed critique. Ben Affleck manages to avoid most of the Hitler screams as a result.
It is probably most fitting to end with a blast from the past: the " Mallrats" reaction (Warning: NSFW).