Eric Bana, Edward Norton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney. Heck, Billy Dee Williams. You never knowMaybe hate is a little strong. It's the old schoolyard thing. When I was growing up you either liked Batman OR Supes. They are about as diametrically opposed as they can get so that adds to it. I never identified with Superman. And, when I was younger, what he stood for basically offended me. Too lily white, too easy, too aryan(especially surprising considering he was created by Jews). Batman was dark, which appealed to the outsider that I was while Supes was the establishment with his smart haircut and strong moral values. As I got older I have accepted him. And yes, Snyder being involved gave me interest in a new iteration. But I never rule out being influenced by something enough to change my mind. I went and saw all of Nolan's movies with an open mind, so there is that. At this point the whole Nolan vs Snyder argument is just tiresome to me, and I imagine to everyone else. So I apologize for my part in beating that dead horse to death.
As far as Affleck, is he ideal. Well no. Is he better than others that were suggested? Almost certainly. The studios have one interest in this...money. So they made a decision based on that idea. It could work out, or it could go south. Maybe I am less evolved because I like Snyder's films...whatever. I also think there is unfair criticism involved when it comes to him, so somewhere in between lies the truth.
But, if you are un-fond of Affleck's casting...too bad.
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When they announce Matt Damon as Robin, well then we have a problem.