The Ben Affleck Batman casting made the Internet explode in a series of onomatopoeic bubbles like Bam! Pow! and Boing! to the point that it was kind of painful to watch (read?). Apparently people were not happy.
And yet, Ben Affleck has stayed as cool as the other side of the pillow. Earlier this week Affleck told Jimmy Fallon that he took one look at a negative comment on the casting and decided not to engage the hate.
It’s that kind of attitude that makes me think a) the Ben Affleck Batman will probably be fine, and b) he seems like he’s a pretty great dad. Dads need to know when to step back and let the world do what it do.
This video (below) is making the rounds because of the conversation about Batman, but it is worth watching because of the way Affleck and Fallon talk about their kids. That’s dads being dads, celebrity be darned.
I’ll take a good dad over a good Batman any day, but thanks to Ben Affleck we may not have to choose.