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 Change.org 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.
Sorry I'm pro-Ben RT @tylerkingkade if elected, will you stop Ben Affleck from playing Batman?— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 23, 2013