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It was a dark and harrowing night on the Internet following yesterday's news that Ben Affleck will play Batman in the 2015 "Man of Steel" sequel.

Once word broke out, the #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck backlash took about, oh, two seconds to start building. "Daredevil" was referenced. "Gigli" was excoriated. Petitions were formed on Change.org, including one that now has over 10,000 signatures. And Twitter nearly combusted, with many users going through the stages of grief.

First, denial: Then, anger: Bargaining: Followed by depression: But it's time for acceptance, people -- Affleck's already training for the role. It's happening!

Not everybody on the Internet is disappointed with Affleck as Batman. Naturally, the backlash to the backlash is underway:
What do you think? Are you still (digitally) gnashing your teeth? Or have you reached acceptance?

[via the Twitterverse]

Best Twitter Reactions After Ben Affleck Cast as Batman
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