Every time a new Batman movie comes out, there’ll inevitably be backlash over the particular casting of certain characters. Michael Keaton got it back in the late ‘80s and even the Heath Ledger pick for Joker was initially met with contempt. And it was no different when news broke of Affleck taking the part of the Caped Crusader. Many, myself included, wondered why he would play another superhero coming off of Oscar wins for Argo. But he took the part, got in insane shape and won many over.
He was, without question, the best part of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the scene towards the end of the movie involving a group of thugs at a warehouse is the single best fight sequence of any Batman film. Sorry, Nolan fans.
But Affleck’s turn as the character was short-lived though following the disappointment of Justice League. He never got to direct his own Batman movie and Warner Bros. eventually moved on once again, with Robert Pattinson now in the part, with Matt Reeves directing the upcoming solo film.
But now we’ll see Affleck one more time in the role and perhaps even before Pattinson. The Snyder Cut and The Batman are set for release in 2021. Fans want both, but Affleck getting one last shot and with Snyder’s true vision has everyone eager. There’s reports that the cast of Justice League may be brought in to help finish the Snyder Cut but to what extent, we don’t know. Nevertheless, the support for more Batfleck is strong, as you can see down below with the sample of Tweets we’ve found:
It's been 6 years since this glorious reveal of Ben Affleck's Batman in Batman v Superman ? pic.twitter.com/JcKtAYyVzo
— Battman ? (@BatmanFiles) May 14, 2020
— Freeman (@Freeman_1972) May 21, 2020
I think the movement really started with Ben Affleck as a Justice League producer posting deathstroke video. I think that was the beginning of it the real rebel pic.twitter.com/4amPuUr0J0
— celina kyle KE SPOILERS ??? (@celinakyle139) May 21, 2020
Can you please do whatever you have to do to get a film with Ben Affleck #Batfleck Batman?!
— Drew H – #BorgLife (@drewxhoward) May 21, 2020
And NOW you understand why Ben Affleck is looking lean and mean again.
He's back to finish ZSJL for Zack.
Of course he will be happy to help him finish his original vision too.#ReleaseTheSnyderCut
— Ryan (@sickpuppy_93) May 20, 2020
— Best of Ben Affleck (@BestAffleck) May 20, 2020
WE ARE FINALLY GONNA GET CLOSURE FOR BEN AFFLECK'S BATMAN, LET'S GOOOO pic.twitter.com/7pMarIfALb
— ??????♡ (@BatsKryptonian) May 20, 2020
Feeling blessed knowing that we're going to see Ben Affleck as Batman again. pic.twitter.com/9Y5Oae9Kk0
— Jay.. (@x_warinmymind) May 20, 2020
Of course, that’s just a small sample of the support that can be seen for Ben on Twitter this week, and with any luck, the Justice League Snyder Cut will live up to the hype.