Is the tide turning for Ben Affleck as Batman? After Warner Bros. announced Ben Affleck as Batman last week, the Internet was outraged, petitions were started, and #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck trended on Twitter.
As a petition to have Ben Affleck removed as Batman appeared to be on the fast track for 100,000 signatures, many were starting to wonder if Warner Bros. might have no choice but to recast. But then other celebrities started to weigh in with their support. Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Hoff, Chris O’Donell, Kevin Smith, Matt Damon, and more offered words of support to Ben Affleck.
Then, a Batman Vs. Superman fan trailer showing Ben Affleck as Batman started making the rounds. It proved to be a hit, easing people’s doubts about Ben Affleck as Batman, while accumulating over 1.3 million views in just a couple days. As the Batman Vs. Superman fan trailer has taken off, the anti-Affleck petition seems to be stalling at around 85,000 signatures.
Could it be that people are beginning to accept Ben Affleck as Batman already?