It's Wolverine to the rescue!
While making the PR rounds for his latest film, Prisoners, at the Toronto Film Festival, Hugh Jackman gave Ben Affleck a big vote of confidence when asked his thoughts about the controversy surrounding the latter being cast as Batman in Zack Snyder's upcoming sequel to Man of Steel.
"He's a Boston Kid, right? He's a tough guy," the X-Men star told MTV News.
Of course, Jackman would know a thing or two about anchoring a comic book franchise, having played Marvel's adamantium-infused superhero Wolverine in six installments.
And he has no doubt the Oscar winner has the mettle to follow in the footsteps of previous Batmen Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale and put his own spin on D.C. Comics' iconic Caped Crusader.