Ben Affleck Has Joss Whedon’s Support to Play Batman

Hey Ben Affleck, there’s at least one person out there who’s excited about your net role: Joss Whedon.

Some 24 hours after it was announced that Affleck would take on the role as the Caped Crusader in the upcoming Batman/Superman film with Henry Cavill, Whedon tweeted the following:


Fans of the beloved franchise have been expressing their rage over the new hire on Twitter and beyond, with #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck and #Batfleck holding strong in the trending department.

A petition has also been created.

The tentatively titled Superman vs. Batman, the sequel to Zack Synder’s Man of Steel, is slated for a July 2015 worldwide release.