ben affleck batman superman man of steel celebrity reaction Ben Affleck as Batman: Celebrities react on Twitter

When Ben Affleck was announced as landing the role of Batman in the upcoming sequel to “Man of Steel” Thursday night (August 22), the reactions were instantaneous. A quick glance at Twitter would have made you believe nothing else was happening anywhere in the world.
As is usually the case, celebrities offered some of the best comments about the casting. Some were angry, while others were funny. Then there was U.S. Senate candidate and Newark, N.J. Cory Booker, who was very clear about his support of Affleck, even if it costs him a few votes.
Check out some of our favorite celebrity responses below, from Stephen Amell to Patton Oswalt, and let us know how you feel about Affleck donning the cape and cowl to go head-to-head with Superman.

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