Ben Affleck As Batman: The Internet Reacts To ‘Batfleck’ (Predictably)

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The Internet’s collective reaction to the announcement that Ben Affleck would be the new Batman in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” followup was met with the kind of contemplative, wait-and-see attitude we’ve all come to know and love from around the web.

Of course, what I really mean is that people lost their collective junk, as though “Gigli” had just come out last year and the actor hadn’t distinguished himself with excellent work in front of and behind the camera since he was on the front of the tabloids. But not every reaction in the meme-worthy “Batfleck” blowup was immediately depressing. Some were actually pretty funny and clever.

After the jump, check out a few choice picks.

First up, Patton Oswalt offers a suggested line reading for Ben’s first day in Gotham:

While longtime Affleck friend Kevin Smith shares his special relationship with the new Caped Crusader:

“100 Bullets” creator and “Joker” writer Brian Azzarello still thinks there was a missed casting opportunity here:

Meanwhile, “Batman: Year Zero” writer Scott Snyder discovers he’s a little late to the party:

…but adds:

While “Starman” writer James Robinson shares the love as well:

While artist Greg Capullo… well, he might have misheard who was cast:

“Superior Spider-Man” writer Dan Slott imagines an even more Internet-breaking announcement:

While “Savage Dragon” creator and Image co-founder Erik Larsen tries to put it all into perspective:

Comedian and former G4 host Chris Gore gets in on the act with a visualization of the conflict in the 2015 film:

For the Internet haters out there, artist Cully Hammer (“Blue Beetle”) offered some of the more excitable fans a sage piece of wisdom:

Finally, we’ll let Clark Kent get in the last word: