James Franco, Spiderman, Ben Affleck Daredevil

James Franco knows how to shut down all those critics of Ben Affleck playing Batman in the Man of Steel sequel.

"I think he's proved himself now as both a director and an actor, but I will say he's best in the movies he directs," Franco, a veteran of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man franchise, said at the Toronto International Film Festival while promoting Palo Alto and Child of God.

"Maybe he should direct it," he said. "I think he should direct it."

Franco also doesn't think that Affleck deserves all the hate he's getting for his first superhero role.

Ben Affleck, Daredevil

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"Daredevil wasn't my favorite movie, but I don't blame Ben for that," he said. "As an actor, there's this crazy thing where you could be good, you do good work, but then if you're in a movie that's not so good, they blame you…That's just crazy thinking."

The Comic-Con contingent practically imploded when Warner Brothers announced on Aug. 22 that Affleck had signed on to play the Caped Crusader in director Zach Snyder's follow-up to his first Superman flick. Henry Cavill will return as Superman.

"I think he'll be a good Batman," Franco said.

Daredevil, Michael Clarke Duncan

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Liam Neeson, who played Ra's al Ghul in Christopher Nolan's Batman movies agrees. "He'll do a good job," he said at the TIFF premiere of Third Person.

"It's great," former television Superman Tom Welling also told me at TIFF. "He's a tremendous actor, he's a wonderful director and I wish him the best."

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