Now, we have a former Robin weighing in with his opinion. In an interview with ET Canada, Chris O’Donnell, who played Robin in Batman & Robin and Batman Forever, voiced his support of the Ben Affleck casting. O’Donnell said, “I think it’s great. I think Ben will be a great Bruce Wayne.”
O’Donnell added, “He’s been on huge films before. Ben knows what he’s doing… I think it really raises the interest level for that movie — not that there wouldn’t already be — but there’s a huge section of the movie-going population that is really going to be interested in that film now because Ben’s in it, especially coming off Argo.”
In addition to thinking that Ben Affleck will do a great job playing Batman, O’Donnell also mentioned that he could see Affleck eventually directing a Justice League movie.