Filmmaker Kevin Smith has worked with Ben Affleck in a number of projects, most notably in Chasing Amy, the film Affleck was working on when Smith helped him pitch the script for Good Will Hunting to Miramax (a script for which Affleck and his co-writer Matt Damon later won an Oscar, Affleck’s first but not last).
So it’s not surprising that the director, who nearly wrote a Superman movie for Warner Bros. and has written a number of Batman miniseries, had an opinion on his longtime friend and collaborator being cast as the Dark Knight in the forthcoming Man of Steel sequel that pits Superman and Batman against one another.
After all, Smith tends to have an opinion on just about everything.
“Holy s–t… BEN AFFLECK IS THE NEW BATMAN!!!” Smith tweeted shortly after the announcement. “Do you know what this means? It means that I’ve seen Batman naked!!!”
Also, Affleck’s love interest in Chasing Amy was Smith’s real-life girlfriend at the time! So he and Batman have shared a lover!…Kind of.