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article imageBen Affleck responds to Batman criticism on 'Jimmy Fallon'

By Andrew Ellis     Sep 18, 2013 in Entertainment
New York - When Ben Affleck was announced to portray Batman in the 'Man of Steel' sequel, something happened. Fans descended like vultures to the comment threads and expressed their disapproval.
When the academy award-winning director appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to promote his new movie, Runner, Runner, he talked about the criticism that followed the announcement of him being chosen as the caped crusader.
According to Wired, Affleck said that the executives told him about the criticism that followed when other actors had been chosen for the iconic role in previous years. He even said that they showed him some of the comments.
Affleck said,
“These things were like, ‘Kill Him!' You can’t say that before a movie comes out. It doesn’t matter what you think then, it matters what you think when you see the movie,”
So they told him to stay away from the Internet for a couple of days, but Affleck thought he could handle it, reported New York Daily News.
He explained,
“They said, ‘Just don’t use the Internet for a couple of days.’ What do you mean? I handle sh*t, you know what I mean? I’m very tough."
Then he went to look at one of the comment threads of an article that made the announcement.
This is what happened, Affleck said,
“I looked at the first comment and it says ‘NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!’ And I was done! We’re going to be Luddites for a while,” reported Wired.
The Warner Brothers movie is due out July 2015, and his new movie Runner, Runner is due out October 4th.
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