Written by Kim Lyons on .

If you've been living in a cave for the past 24 hours (other than the BatCave), or are not as addicted to Twitter as we are at the Pittsblogh, you might have missed the news that Ben Affleck will star as Batman in the sequel to this summer's "Man of Steel" Superman flick. The news was met with surprise:

...skepticism and humor

...and a fair amount of disdain. Despite winning multiple Oscars for "Argo," Affleck did not fare all that well in his last superhero role; 2003's "Daredevil" was widely panned. But, the hive mind of Twitter was all over the subject of who would make a better Batman than Affleck. The lengthy hashtag #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck was trending worldwide for a while last night. A few of our favorites:

By this morning, there was even a White House petition seeking to ban Affleck from playing Batman

What do you think: Will Ben Affleck make a good Batman? If not, who would you choose (this is assuming you care as much as the Twitterati did)...

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