Ben Affleck cast as new Batman.

Ben Affleck cast as new Batman.

HOLY TWITTER is trending on this one, folks. Ben Affleck as the new Batman?

So long Christian Bale, hello the next Adam West?

From Variety:

“Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne,” Snyder said in a statement. “I can’t wait to work with him.”

The announcement of a Batman-Superman film was revealed last month at Comic-Con to much excitement of fanboys, who will surely be watching as the studio begins to assemble its Justice League.

Reactions were swift, even hilarious, and also insulting.