Joss Whedon Shows His Support for Ben Affleck as Batman

‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ director has nothing but good words for the actor as their movies go head-to-head summer 2015.

Not even the news of a new Star Wars: Episode VII brought this much attention to a single film project. The announcement that Ben Affleck is our new Batman in Man of Steel 2 has caused quite a bit of controversy. While many are happy with the casting, quite a few more folks are steaming mad, some even going as far as to petition Affleck out of the role.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon isn't jumping on that hate train, though. He has nothing but love and support to show for his former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star (yes, one of Ben's first breaks came courtesy of Joss on this cult favorite show).

Check out the director's Tweet from last night.

This is obviously good sportsmanship on Whedon's part, as his Marvel mega-blockbuster The Avengers: Age of Ultron will open May 1, 2015, the same summer Ben Affleck debuts as Batman in Man of Steel 2 on July 17. Its going to be a box office showdown unlike anything we've ever seen.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.

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    @daveactor7 - Sad, but true.

    2 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  2. dess

    translation ... thank you wb, for all the billions affleck will bring once our films go toe to toe.

    2 years agoby @dessFlag

  3. Daveactor7

    I don't mean to sound like a douchebag but the ignorance just proves how truly retarded film audiences are nowadays.

    2 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  4. Daveactor7

    what is with the ignorance below me? Did you kids not learn from Heath Ledger, Henry Cavill, Daniel Craig, Michael Keaton, Christian Bale?
    "Pretend this isn't going to suck" oh I'm sorry-pass that link to piratebay to me, I've been dying to see a movie that came out in 2015.

    2 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  5. Ryan222

    Hey everyone, Josh is in!!!! Now buy your popcorn, shut up, and pretend this isn't going to suck.

    2 years agoby @ryan222Flag

  6. David garcia

    I wonder who would be the real villain that's gonna appear in MOS2, I wish its John Corban (aka Metallo) or brainiac at the end credits.

    2 years agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  7. David garcia

    @ed-wood yeah! It won't hurt.

    2 years agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  8. Bane5000

    And now Adam West and Val Kilmer have gone on the record to give support to Affleck playing Batman.

    If he gets support from either Michael Keaton or Christian Bale, then there is nothing negative anyone can say about him having the role

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  9. ed_wood

    I'm gonna give Ben a chance.

    2 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  10. Sean

    @darkdream Exactly.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. CelluloidDreams

    Only 1 person shows support!!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  12. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Whee i lav you man but #shut-the-hell-up! stop trying to stick your ore in, yes your a billionaire now, but dont push down or boost up just cause you have a name

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  13. WongFu

    When it comes to action films I find Ben isn't as good, I preform him in romantic or drama films, yes I said it.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  14. LuxoIII

    @supermanvenom@thebd It's happened with Heath Ledger, Michael Keaton (who I actually didn't like too much, but I understand why most fans like him), Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo, and many other comic book actors. If fanboys actually learned from past events, there would be a lot less whiny BS going on. I'm not saying that Affleck has it in the bag, but the response from many has been downright unreasonable.

    2 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  15. darkdream

    hey give Affleck a chance, i mean we all thought Heath Ledger playing the joker was a mistake, then he mastered the role

    2 years agoby @darkdreamFlag

  16. Brainiac

    @supermanvenom agreed. Everyone pissed and moaned about heath ledger, then the movie came out and everyone praised him. everyone pissed and moaned about Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, then the movie came out and everyone loved them both.

    ppl need to calm down, and Ben Affleck is very underappreciated. The Town, Gone Baby Gone, and Argo are all awesome. Yeah he made a few sh*tty movies earlier in his career but in the last like 7 years he has made all good sh*t.

    2 years agoby @thebdFlag

  17. supermanvenom

    @dfella Its still going to be good. I think everyone needs to stop hating and bitching.

    2 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  18. Dfella504

    fuk this!!! he knows that sh*t aint gonna have sh*t on avengers 2
    marvel very happy lol
    cuz warner and sc jus fuk them selves

    2 years agoby @dfellaFlag

  19. Kevin Mah

    yes, i love daredevil as batman. NOT!!!!! that is the only real problem. ben is a good actor but i thought they wanted an older batman? they already had horrible actors before for batman like adam west (but that was a comedy), keaton, kilmer, clooney, so why not ben?

    2 years agoby @Kevin-MahFlag

  20. Chad Langen

    I love how this says it will be a box office showdown like we've never seen...even though The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises both opened last summer.

    2 years agoby @Chad-LangenFlag

  21. mikehd

    ben do your thing f*ck the haters

    2 years agoby @mikehdFlag

  22. Andrew Arnold

    Pre-Argo I would say "Hellz No!" Now, I'm not so quick to dismiss.

    2 years agoby @Andrew-Arnold-81272164Flag

  23. Sean

    @bawnian-dexeus Bawnian, I was just saying that I agree with your first comment below, that is from about an hour ago.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  24. caifa

    for the last f*cking time, NOOOO....a

    2 years agoby @caifaFlag

  25. TheDude1

    @thedude-abides Truer words have never been spoken.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  26. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @themoviefanatic And you're an idiot, as usual.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  27. Sean

    @bawnian-dexeus Right, Because he agrees with and likes the casting choice for Batman in the Man of Steel sequel.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  28. PJ Smith

    Ben Was In The Movie Not The Show.

    2 years agoby @PJ-SmithFlag

  29. Adamsandlerfggot69

    @ObiWanShinobi Doesn't everybody in this day and age?

    2 years agoby @adamsandlerfggot69Flag

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