Hugh Jackman Sends Up Bat Signal of Support for Ben Affleck

Those superheroes have gotta stick together, we guess. In an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, Hugh Jackman told MTV News' Josh Horowitz that he thinks Ben Affleck is "just going to crush it" in the role of Batman.

Affleck was a controversial choice to play billionaire-turned-superhero Bruce Wayne in the follow up to Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel," but Jackman, star of "The Wolverine," expressed his extreme confidence in the Batfleck's abilities. He even theorized that Affleck may thrive on the hubbub being made over his casting.

 

"He's a tough guy," Jackman said. "Probably deep down he doesn't mind takign on something that's a little controversial."