With the shocking news Thursday night that Ben Affleck will step into the cape as Batman in the upcoming sequel to “Man of Steel,” there was much reaction- some positive, some negative- from comic book and movie enthusiasts alike. Some pointed out that Affleck’s on a hot streak and has a lot more credibility as an actor than he used to, while always just made “Daredevil” jokes.
There was also another reaction, that many, many, many people on Twitter had:
So if Ben Affleck is Batman….that can only mean one thing… Matt Damon HAS to play Robin. #Batfleck
— Jessica Northey (@JessicaNorthey) August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck announced as Batman. Does this open the door for a Matt Damon Robin? pic.twitter.com/8mkgnzekde
— Orange Film (@orangefilm) August 23, 2013
Obviously Matt Damon needs to be Robin.
— Jon Friedman (@friedmanjon) August 23, 2013
Matt Damon could totally be Robin.
— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) August 23, 2013
— Chris Donovan (@chrisdonovannbc) August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck as Batman, Matt Damon as Robin and Jimmy Kimmel as Joker?
— Dmitry Chesnokov (@dchesnokov) August 23, 2013
I'm only accepting Ben Affleck as Batman if Matt Damon is cast as Robin.
— Jordan Crucchiola (@JorCru) August 23, 2013
Too soon to get Matt Damon to play Robin?! http://t.co/Gd65S55LF9
— Lesley Goldberg (@Snoodit) August 23, 2013
And Matt Damon is Robin!!
— Wendy O'Brien (@wobjaws) August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck playing BATMAN??? I dont know. But if Matt Damon was to play Robin….then hell yeah!!!!
— Reggi Kolo (@koko_spice) August 23, 2013
Does this mean Matt Damon is the new Robin?????
— Groovyshelly (@groovyshelly) August 23, 2013
If Matt Damon is Robin I will shoot somebody.
— GP (@GregoryP520) August 23, 2013
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) August 23, 2013
I kind of like Ben Affleck as the new Batman. He's got the jaw for it. But a part of me really does hope they get Matt Damon for Robin.
— Ben Mezrich (@benmezrich) August 23, 2013
In a surprise twist, Matt Damon isn't actually Robin, but instead a gender swapped Catwoman. #Baffman
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) August 23, 2013
As usual, Chris Kluwe wins the Internet. Then again, better Matt Damon as Robin than Chris O’Donnell. Also, as of Friday morning, the top two trending topics on Twitter are #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck and Daredevil.
The new movie is scheduled for release July 17, 2005, putting it on the same summer calendar as the “Avengers” sequel and, presumably, the next “Star Wars” film. Stay tuned on the site later today for more takes on the news.