BEN AFFLECK is taking BATMAN Seriously!

It’s been a bit crazy these past 24 hours, as millions of fanboys and fangirls groaned collectively about this latest bit of casting news.

Yes, Ben Affleck is going to play Batman in the upcoming sequel to this summer’s Man of Steel.  But let me just say, is it really that bad?

Despite the fact that the upcoming flick is not even slated to begin production until 2014, the future caped crusader is reportedly already hard at work training and building the physique necessary to go toe-to-toe with Superman.

According to US Weekly:

[Ben Affleck]…has already begun intense training to fill the iconic superhero’s suit. A source tells Us Weekly that the actor, director and father of three has been working hard to get buff — training two hours a day to transform his physique.

Say what you will about the casting but I believe the man has enough good will at his back to go hunting for a proper portrayal of a character that has endured many renditions over nearly seventy years.  And with the team behind the DC Cinematic Universe I’m willing to give them a bit of leeway here considering what they’ve already accomplished.

But what are your thoughts on all this?  Sound off below!

The (as yet) Untitled Zack Snyder Super Hero Film (this is what Warner Bros. is currently calling it) is being scripted by David S. Goyer with a July 17, 2015 release date in mind.