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 Casting

Reddit 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.


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.


Us 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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