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TODAY   |  September 17, 2013

Ben Affleck addresses Batman backlash

The actor opens up about how he deals with online criticism of his casting as Batman, revealing on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” that even he was a bit skeptical when offered the role.

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>>> on the batman backslash. the two-time oscar winner appeared on jimmy fallon and talks about how he deals with criticism surrounding his new role at the caped kcrusader.

>> just don't use the internet for a couple of days. i look at the first comment and it's like ben afleck is going to be batman and the first-person is like no.

>> he joked after seeing the comments he decided to turn off the family computer for awhile. i think he'll be a great batman.

>> i do too.

>> he'll play him as an older more war weary kind of guy.

>> i don't get the backlash. i was surprised.

>> daredevil was tough.

>> people were freaking out about michael keaton and he was great.

>> great.

>> you don't read below.

>> never read the comments.

>> that's what's trending today. meanwhile,