HOLLYWOOD – The first image of Ben Affleck as Batman in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman has caused confusion and consternation among fans.
The very first image of Ben Affleck as Batman has been published EXCLUSIVELY by the Studio Exec, but the reception has not been unambiguous and some are claiming that the whole idea of an Affleck Batman is fatally flawed.
Lead geek Henry Bolt said:
Ben Affleck is obviously wearing the wrong costume. Anyone can see he ought to be wearing a mask with little pointy ears and not this ridiculous get up. It’s just so … Frankly, it’s embarrassing.
Ben Affleck in the photograph seems to be frowning and slightly perplexed, as if asking himself, ‘Wait, is this actually my changing room?’ but Mr. Snyder believes that it will all be fixed in post ‘where movie magic happens’.
Snyder spoke to the Studio Exec following the publication of the photograph:
This is just a storm in a teacup. Believe me. It’s like with Russell Crowe in Man of Steel. We invited him to the set and we did this whole ludicrous subplot about him being Superman’s father and it was terrible. Russell said, ‘cut it out. I don’t like it and no one else will’. ‘Don’t worry’ I said, ‘we’ll edit you out.’ And that’s what we did. What? What do you mean we didn’t?
Batman v Superman looks like being one of the most widely anticipated bad films of 2016.