The Internet was awash with commentary on the decision to cast Ben Affleck as Batman in the "Man of Steel" sequel. Several relevant hashtags trended on Twitter on Thursday night following the announcement, and come Friday morning #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck was at the top of the list. #Batfleck also made its way through the Twittersphere, with both hashtags producing a bevy of interesting responses. We've compiled a few of our favorites.One user had to put his thoughts to bed after finding out.
Some people know their own Batman who can step in.
Slept on it, still don't like Ben Affleck as Batman...Christian Bale why have you forsaken us??? #Batfleck
— Cedric Lega (@mryouweakashell) August 23, 2013
— kate rose (@YeahItsKatelynn) August 23, 2013
— Boneshaker (@C_Avella) August 23, 2013
— Jesus Christ (@MrJChrist) August 23, 2013
The drunken hobo that lives under the overpass would be a #betterbatmanthanbenaffleck
I am still at a loss for words.
— Ginger Gilbert (@beautytravel80) August 23, 2013
Most were dipping from the bottom of the superhero barrel to replace Affleck.
— Clinton F. Barton (@_ClintBarton_) August 23, 2013
The Leg Lamp from The Christmas Story #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck
— Slow_Lucic (@Slow_Lucic) August 23, 2013
Vanilla Ice #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck
— Shelley Williams (@shelleylou) August 23, 2013
Some people actually offered decent suggestions.
#BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck Carlos Danger
— JLThorpe (@JLThorpe) August 23, 2013
Channing Tatum #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck
— Jessica (@JessicaGoldstei) August 23, 2013
#BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck Gerard Butler. GERARD BUTLER!!! DAMMIT WARNER BROS!!!!
— Danica R. (@itsDANEETSA) August 23, 2013
#BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck Tom Hardy, J Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Craig (maybs), Sam Rockwell, Gosling
— Oliver Wilkinson (@official_wilko) August 23, 2013
Others had some rather odd thoughts.
— Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) August 23, 2013
sure, i can think of a #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck... but the silver lining is at least it is not john mayer.
— Martha Sowerby (@marthasowerby) August 23, 2013
#BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck Oprah Winfrey
— Johnny Mancini (@BlueEyeJohnny71) August 23, 2013
Betty White. #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck
— Gordon Heck (@GordoFabulous) August 23, 2013
Carrot Top would be a #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck
— Andrew Cottle (@Cottle24) August 23, 2013
A small sect defended Affleck.
#BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck Karl Rove
— Obamaroid Ointment (@Obama_Ointment) August 23, 2013
#BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck - Leave him alone, he's still better then you. Give him a chance.
— Ash Nolan (@RecklessTurtle) August 23, 2013
Although this #betterbatmanthanbenaffleck trend is way harsh he could be alright we don't know yet...
— Laura (@_Laurs1991) August 23, 2013
One person was just plain confounded.
#BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck has been fun. The Internet also freaked out when they announced Heath Ledger as the Joker. How'd that work out?
— Jackleg Joe (@JacklegJoe) August 23, 2013
But ultimately, Louis the Pug is right.
I hate to say but who is Ben Afflect. How the fuck on earth he managed to replace Christian Bale. Batman will never be same again #Batfleck
— Aanjaneya (@anjaneya94) August 23, 2013
— Louis the Pug (@PugLouis) August 23, 2013