Cory Booker supports Ben Affleck as Batman

Cory BookerDemocratic New Jersey Senate candidate Cory Booker moved into dangerous political territory Thursday night. Booker said he was pro actor Ben Affleck playing Batman.

The news broke Thursday evening that the “Argo” director would be the caped crusader in the next “Man of Steel” film, putting Batman and Superman on film at the same time. Affleck will play opposite of Henry Cavill as Superman and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

Twitter users immediately panned the decision. A petition was created to remove Affleck from playing Bruce Wayne. But when one Twitter user asked Booker is he would use his U.S. Senate powers to change the casting, Booker came out in defense of Ben.

Read his tweets below.