When I saw this headline I thought there must be a joke or a twist behind the title. It is safe to say no one saw this choice coming. The twitter response to the choice was swift and mostly negative, and some sites like Screen Rant were able to make a case for why it might work. Even the studio issued a statement explaining their choice. Many see his skills in directing (think Argo) not acting. The Daredevil role lingers in many minds, but probably could not have been rescued by any actor.
At home the response was one tentative and one “at least it’s not Orlando Bloom!” I had low expectations going into the Man of Steel movie, but was pleasantly surprised. I guess I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and hope for the best. Batman vs. Superman opens July 17 , 2015
“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some,” WB president Greg Silverman said in a statement.