In need of a life: 1,000s petition to remove Affleck from Batman role

In need of a life: 1,000s petition to remove Affleck from Batman role

He’s tall, dark and — well, he’s definitely tall and has dark hair and once played the real-life role of Jennifer Lopez’s man candy.

But is Ben Affleck man enough to play “Batman?”

Controversy erupted across social media networks when Warner Bros. announced Thursday the 41-year-old Affleck will star in the newest version of the Dark Knight, a movie that promises to bring Batman and Superman together.

And then this happened: Two petitions started, one on change.org and another in the “We the People” section of the White House website.

The change.org petition is aimed at Warner Bros.; the White House petition asked the Obama administration to “denounce the selection of Ben Affleck” and recast the role of Batman.

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