HOLLYWOOD – Ben Affleck has been named as the new James Bond.
The internet reeled today as Batman star as EON producers announced that Ben Affleck is to be the new James Bond. In a statement, the company said:
Batman’s loss is our gain. We are very happy to announce that Ben Affleck will be replacing Daniel Craig in the next James Bond adventure, provisionally entitled Bond 25.
Daniel Craig told the Studio Exec:
Frankly it’s a relief. I’ve been treading water for at least one film now. So it’s time to give the other chap a go.
Some fans objected to the fact that James Bond will, for the first time, be played by an American actor. Others were just incensed that it was Affleck. Mike Olivetto said:
He ruined Batman and he ruined Jersey Girl and now he’s going to ruin 007.
However, others were willing to give him a chance. ‘We’ve had an Aussie, a Welshman, a Scottish Bond and even a Mick. Why not a yank?’ said Archie Bigert.
Ben Affleck himself was unavailable for comment.
Bond 25 will be released in 2018.