It's not who Ben Affleck is underneath, but what he does that defines him…as Batman, at least.
On Thursday, Aug. 23, Warner Bros. announced the Oscar winner would be playing the iconic superhero in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. But before Batman Benny could so much as grab a cape, critics were throwing some serious shade at the Dark Knight and what his casting meant for the franchise.
From a Change.org petition with over 10,000 signatures to #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck trending on Twitter for most of Friday, the majority of reactions have been not exactly positive. So, wait, Ben is the misunderstood outcast for the role already, and director Zach Snyder made the choice no one else could make—the right choice? Interesting. Sound a little like anyone else you know?
Thought so. But the backlash that's probably making Ben feel a bit like his Caped Crusader character isn't the only reason he's perfect for the role. Here are five reasons why Ben's the perfect choice to wear the Batsuit.