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18 Angry Tweets About Ben Affleck Being Cast as Batman

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Last night, Warner Bros. confirmed that Ben Affleck would be playing Batman in the upcoming ‘Man of Steel’ sequel, and it seems like the Internet lost it.

This is partially because people question whether Ben Affleck can successfully play the brooding billionaire with a tragic past, but mostly because his other superhero film, ‘Daredevil,’ was pretty poorly received.

“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular superheroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill and then some,” WB president Greg Silverman released in a statement, seemingly unaware that Twitter was abuzz with the news — and not in a good way, for the most part.

Below you will find the most entertaining Twitter commentary from this surprising — and to some, rage-worthy — news. Enjoy!

And of course, the parody Twitter accounts arose from the ashes of the controversy.

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