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.

    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  2. dess

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

    1 year 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.

    1 year 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.

    1 year agoby @daveactor7Flag

  5. Ryan222

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

    1 year 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.

    1 year agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  7. David garcia

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

    1 year 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

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  9. ed_wood

    I'm gonna give Ben a chance.

    1 year agoby @ed-woodFlag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    Only 1 person shows support!!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. 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

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  12. Writer220

    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.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  13. 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.

    1 year agoby @brady1138Flag

  14. darkdream

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

    1 year agoby @darkdreamFlag

  15. 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.

    1 year agoby @thebdFlag

  16. supermanvenom

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

    1 year agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  17. 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

    1 year agoby @dfellaFlag

  18. 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?

    1 year agoby @Kevin-MahFlag

  19. 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.

    1 year agoby @Chad-LangenFlag

  20. mikehd

    ben do your thing f*ck the haters

    1 year agoby @mikehdFlag

  21. Andrew Arnold

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

    1 year agoby @Andrew-Arnold-81272164Flag

  22. Sean

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

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  23. caifa

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

    1 year agoby @caifaFlag

  24. TheDude1

    @thedude-abides Truer words have never been spoken.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  25. Bawnian©-Dexeus

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

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  26. Sean

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

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  27. PJ Smith

    Ben Was In The Movie Not The Show.

    1 year agoby @PJ-SmithFlag

  28. Adamsandlerfggot69

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

    1 year agoby @adamsandlerfggot69Flag