The Internet absolutely exploded and was none too pleased upon hearing that Ben Affleck had been cast as the next Batman last night.
But, as one Redditor pointed out, it’s not the first time people have bashed an unlikely Gotham hiring. The Internet was also furious back in 2006 when Heath Ledger, who, at that point in time, didn’t have a very impressive resume, was cast as The Joker.
As we all know from The Dark Knight, Ledger absolutely crushed his portrayal of the villain and the role earned him a posthumous Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
I’m not saying Affleck is be as good as Ledger’s Joker when he puts on the Batman suit for Zack Snyder’s 2014 Batman vs. Superman flick, but maybe everyone should be a little more hesitant to banish him from Hollywood before they see what he can bring behind the mask.
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