Superhero Bits: The All-"Ben Affleck Is Batman In 'Man Of Steel' Sequel Edition"

We're going to take a break from your regularly scheduled Superhero Bits to focus on what might be the biggest superhero story of the year: Ben Affleck being cast in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel. (Provisionally called Batman vs. Superman.)

Below, you'll read bits about how Affleck was cast, the crazy fan reactions, the similarity of this to other Bat-castings, Affleck's physicality, the potential location of the new Gothan City and so much more. Check it out in today's All-Affleck edition of Superhero Bits.

Heath Ledger Joker CastingReddit hilariously points out that reactions to Heath Ledger cast as the Joker weren't very positive.Variety has a story about the multiple online petitions that have popped up to get Warner Bros. to uncast Affleck. Here's another from Hollywood Reporter, too.batman-keaton-nicholson

When Michael Keaton was cast as Batman, the reactions were very similar and mean. Bleeding Cool has a great selection of quotes.

Deadline's movie expert Mike Fleming explains why he thinks Ben Affleck is a great choice as the Caped Crusader.

This is interesting.

Entertainment Weekly has some ideas of what Affleck can do to make Batman vs. Superman great.ben-affleck-1Us Weekly reports Affleck is already working out two hours a day to prepare for the role.The Hollywood Reporter has as close as we have yet of the story of how Affleck was cast.

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The Daily Rehash recaps the madness that was Twitter after the announcement.

Unreality TV has a great round up of funny Twitter reactions to the casting.

An important point.

With Ben Affleck as Batman, Variety asks just how "dark" the Dark Knight will be this time. Plus, they discuss how his recent success has not changed public opinion about the casting.

Super weird video by Taiwanese animators about the news.

IFC thinks the Affleck news is awesome.

THR has a great collection of famous Twitter reactions, including the one above from Affleck's good friend Kevin Smith.

And finally, a piece of good news regarding the film. Latino Review reports Detroit might substitute for Gotham City this time around.