It seems that everybody has an opinion on the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel, which is being tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman. One person who is definitely in favour of the casting, is Anthony Mackie, who says the he believes Ben Affleck will make Batman cool again.
Mackie was talking with E! News, telling them, "I think [his casting is] great. My favourite Batman was Michael Keaton because he made Batman like an everyday guy we can relate to. I feel like the last few [actors playing] Batman have been lost in trepidation that you really can't relate to."
He added, "So I feel like Ben Affleck - what makes him a star is he has that everyman quality. I feel like he is going to bring that back to Batman and make him cool again."
Of course, Anthony Mackie obviously has some bias towards the casting, as he co-stars with Ben Affleck in the upcoming movie Runner Runner, which will open on September 27 in the UK, before then going on to hit the big screen in the US on October 4.
What do you think of the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman?