Well, to be honest, it was kind of a slow week. Nothing of major importance really dominated the newsfeed.
But yeah, there was that tidbit that—a little more than a year after Christian Bale officially hung up his cape and cowl in The Dark Knight Rises—we already have a new Batman. The actor? Everyone’s favorite promising-newcomer-turned-pop-culture-punchline-turned-redemption-story—Ben Affleck. Yes, the Oscar-winning writer/director/producer/actor will be playing Batman to Henry Cavill’s Superman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, set for release in 2015.
This being the Internet, everyone chimed in with their reactions—from the excited to the indifferent to the perplexed to the angry (though, to be fair, the Twitter reactions tended to lean towards the latter two).
The comments were numerous, but we’ve collected some of the best Ben-Affleck-as-Batman reactions here for you.