That Batman casts a long shadow!
Since the recent announcement that Ben Affleck will be donning the iconic cape and mask in time for 2015’s Man of Steel, the internet has been in uproar.
Twitter was trending, a 67 000 signature petition was launched and overall people just haven’t seemed too happy about the decision.
You might say Affleck’s been getting a lot of flack.
“His acting skill is not even close to being believable as Bruce Wayne and he won’t do the role justice”, wrote John Roden, founder of the change.org petition, “I respect Affleck’s work, I just feel he is inappropriate for the role.”
For a while there Joseph Gordon-Levitt seemed to be the only person offering Affleck any praise, insisting the movie is “gonna be good”.
Now Lucius Fox himself, Morgan Freeman, has issued a comment and he seems open-minded about the whole thing. The casting decision appeared to be new to him when he spoke with USA Today, responding with “Wow! and good luck!”
He went on to state: “after [Christopher Nolan’s] trilogy, I thought that no one would try it again for a few years to let this whole thing die down because it’s still there. So I don’t know, I hope Ben does well.”
No word yet on which other Batman characters will appear in the new movie, slated for release on July 17, 2015.
"If the new movie does have a Lucius Fox I don’t think it’s going to be me," Freeman noted. "It doesn’t seem to work to mix characters in the movies. If you are going to change the lead character, you’re probably going to change all the characters."