The Internet Nerd Rage over the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Batman vs Superman, Man of Steel sequel has slowed down a bit, now maintaining a slow rolling boil, waiting for the proper spark to re-ignite the passions of those enraged at the casting. I was betting that Affleck’s first official response to the outcry at his casting might just touch off another round of “Whack-A-Afleck” at the Internet Arcade.
Thankfully Ben Affleck took the one road that bypasses setting the Internet aflame again, the self-effacing, humorous road that might just get people to give him a chance.
Appearing on The Jimmy Fallon Show, Affleck talked about his children and how he came to take the role of Batman. Watch the video below and meet me on the other side to discuss.
What did you think? I think it was the right amount of humor, pointed at himself, along with confidence in his current abilities as an actor that creates a likable mixture for Affleck. We all know that he’s not going to change the mind of any of those most ardent in their opposition until they see it on the big screen and Affleck nails it (hopefully). What this does is give him the breathing room with concerned fans, those upset, but not writing death threats in crayon on toilet paper.
What’s your take on the whole thing? Is your rage still burning hot, or has it cooled to an ember?