It didn’t take long after Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman for the social media world to lose its collective mind. With nothing better to do on a Thursday, the Internets wasted not a second in turning the meme machine to 11 and making it clear just how the world felt about the actor-writer-director playing the Dark Knight.
On Twitter, in a blink, hashtags related to Affleck-as-Batman news occupied five of the top 10 trending spots on Twitter in the U.S. But the #Batfleck on is probably the most likely to stick.
#Batfleck pic.twitter.com/EI3BzfWPm6 — John Orquiola (@BackoftheHead) August 23, 2013
A buddy just posted this on my Facebook wall, I died #Batfleck pic.twitter.com/4PdtOFB6fO — BuckeyeEmpire (@BuckeyeEmpire) August 23, 2013
And gee, I wonder who everyone wants to see as Robin?
#Batfleck and This Guy! pic.twitter.com/QgQHrDc0iF — Liz Lanteri (@lizlanteri) August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck as Batman. Does that mean Matt Damon will play Robin? #ThingsToPonderAtNight pic.twitter.com/CjNnTqnRwq — Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) August 23, 2013
And, you know, check back later. Because someone has already set up a Batfleck Tumblr, though hasn’t posted anything yet.