Michael Keaton Batman Blessing
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Ben Affleck has received the Bat Seal of Approval from a Caped Crusader alumnus.

Michael Keaton was asked last night by a TMZ photographer about the news that Affleck would be be playing Batman in the upcoming Batman/Superman flick.

“He’s gonna be great!” Keaton said a few times, after admitting he only “just” heard the news.

Not everyone shares Keaton’s opinion — the Internet has been overrun by fan outrage and petitions to Warner Bros. to have Affleck removed.

Keaton himself knows a thing or two about fan backlash — he was not a popular choice for the role back in 1989.

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