Ben Affleck is still getting some pretty intense heat for being cast as Batman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming film Batman vs. Superman. But other actors and friends of Affleck haven’t been afraid to throw their support behind the decision and Affleck. While others have been encouraging towards Affleck, Oscar buddy George Clooney has probably given Affleck the best endorsement yet.
In speaking with Empire Magazine, Clooney came to Affleck’s defense, saying he couldn’t possibly ruin the character of Batman since Clooney himself did that back in 1997.
Per the latest issue of Empire Magazine:
“I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part … I tend to look at it like this – let’s just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing.”
Not only is this the coolest endorsement that Affleck has gotten, but it shows that basically everyone involved with the 1997 abortion of a film known as Batman & Robin is really sorry for it. You’ll remember that a few years ago director Joel Schumacher came forward and actually apologized to fans for the film.
Clooney has a point in saying Affleck wouldn’t be the first person to ruin Batman but it’s been over ten years and three classic Batman films since Clooney put on the Batsuit. Affleck isn’t following Clooney, he’s following Christian Bale, but as Clooney noted at least he wouldn’t be alone in ruining Batman.