While the announcement of Ben Affleck as Batman has been met with groans by a large portion of fans online, some people are definitely on board with the casting. “Marvels: The Avengers” director Joss Whedon tweeted his support, writing, “Affleck’ll crush it.” Now, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the first person from Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy weighing in on the choice.
While walking the red carpet at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Levitt, who played Detective John Blake in “The Dark Knight Rises,” was asked about Affleck’s casting by E! News. “That’s gonna be great,” he says. Levitt is unfazed by the criticism surrounding the choice, reassuring, “It’s gonna be good. I think it’s gonna be good.”
Levitt himself was touted by fans as a possibility to take on the cape and cowl, before Affleck was announced. It was implied at the end of “The Dark Knight Rises” that his character would replace Batman in that universe, as the hero of Gotham.