The announcement that Ben Affleck will don the hallowed Batsuit for the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel has led to what can fairly be described as a massive hissyfit from some fans. To see just how massive, we can check in at Change.org, where more than 75,000 people have signed a petition to register their disgust and demand Affleck's removal from the role.
The petition gives a litany of reasons why Warner Brothers should dump Affleck from the film project. These include inadequate acting skills to portray Bruce Wayne. ("He's not intimidating enough for the role of Batman," writes petition-starter John Roden. Says a signer, "He can't carry a movie on his own and is certainly no superhero.") Also cited: his "atrocious" portrayal of superhero Daredevil in the 2003 movie of the same name. … Read more