Yet another one of Ben Affleck's big-screen Bat-compatriots has just weighed in on his decision to don the cowl.
Both Michael Keaton and Val Kilmer have already voiced support for Affleck, even as large portions of the internet continue to rage against his casting as Batman opposite Henry Cavill's Superman, and now Batman & Robin star George Clooney -- who had his own kind of trouble with the role -- has also stepped in to both support his collaborator (Clooney produced Affleck's Oscar-winning film Argo) and give viewers some advice about jumping to conclusions.
"I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part," Clooney said while out and about promoting his new film Gravity. "I tend to look at it like this - let's just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing."
Though it might not have been entirely his fault, Clooney knows all too well what the consequences might be when you make a bad Batman movie. Batman & Robin had a big effect on his blockbuster prospects for quite some time. He's since rebounded, but it took a while. Then again, Affleck already knows about the repercussions from less-than-acclaimed superhero films thanks to Daredevil, so maybe he does know what he's doing...
But what about all the potential viewers who are losing their minds over this decision? Is Clooney right about them too? What do you think? Is it possible for all those rabidly angry Batman fans to even think about withholding judgement at this point?
(Via The Playlist)