(New York Daily News) Holy angry nerd backlash, Batman!
The news of Ben Affleck’s casting as the Caped Crusader in the director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” sequel hit with the force of a Kapow !, -- and the reaction ranged from excitement to outrage from fans who haven’t gotten over 2003’s “Daredevil.”
“I wish I could say I was surprised by the vitriol of the reaction, history has shown that the Internet is a largely a negative place,” says Newsarama.com site editor Lucas Siegel, who wrote an op-ed on the genre news site praising the casting.
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“There's no one in the world that is universally loved enough to be Batman, especially when you're putting them up against so many levels of expectations.