Batfleck Backlash!

The Internet exploded last night when it was officially announced that Ben Affleck will play Batman in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel.

And the reaction so far hasn't been that positive.

With #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck trending on Twitter, petitions and memes showing him in costume with BFF Matt Damon as Robin, a lot of fans are seeing the announcement as a joke.

Of course, both Heath Ledger and Anne Hathaway were initially met with criticism when they were cast as The Joker and Catwoman -- and both ended up stealing every scene from Christian Bale.

And Warner Bros. got a ton of complaints about Michael Keaton when he was first cast in Tim Burton's now beloved films. 

In short, we think it's a little premature to judge.

Since the news broke, even Hollywood stars have turned to Twitter to react -- with varying results.

See who dissed Ben below ... and who supports the decision. Which side are you on?

And then there was Affleck's good buddy Kevin Smith, who tweeted:

"Holy s**t... BEN AFFLECK IS THE NEW BATMAN!!! Do you know what this means? It means that I've seen Batman naked!!!"

Which side are you on?

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