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Ben Affleck will be a great Batman, Adam West says

By Lisa Respers France, CNN
updated 5:54 PM EDT, Fri July 25, 2014
Sometimes, casting directors can't win for losing when selecting actors for an anticipated film. It's too soon to see how the choice of Ben Affleck as Batman will play out, but you couldn't tell the Internet that. When the news arrived, nearly everyone was convinced that <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/22/showbiz/ben-affleck-batman-superman/index.html?iref=allsearch' target='_blank'>his portrayal would be so awful, it'd make history.</a> Sometimes, casting directors can't win for losing when selecting actors for an anticipated film. It's too soon to see how the choice of Ben Affleck as Batman will play out, but you couldn't tell the Internet that. When the news arrived, nearly everyone was convinced that his portrayal would be so awful, it'd make history.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • TV Batman Adam West spoke on the Affleck casting at Comic-Con
  • Affleck will be "really good" in new movie, West believes
  • The complete "Batman" TV series is being released on DVD

(CNN) -- You can calm down now, Internet. Ben Affleck has gotten the original TV Batman's stamp of approval.

Adam West told People magazine at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday that he has faith in Affleck's ability to carry the role of the Caped Crusader in the highly anticipated movie "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

"My feeling is that Ben Affleck will be really good simply because he's a great talent," West said. "And I'd be very interested in seeing him in the role."

The release of a close-up shot of Affleck at Batman had Comic-Con has once again stirred debate about whether the role was miscast with the Academy Award winner.

One Twitter user posted a picture of an iceberg with the caption, "An Iceberg that looks like an old depressed Batman.....or Ben Affleck as it's now commonly known #BatmanvSuperman."

West, who played Batman in the TV series from 1966 to 1968, was on hand as Warner Home Video announced the coming release of the complete TV series on DVD and Blu-ray. The 85-year-old actor had some words of wisdom for Affleck.

Leela and Fry, from the recently canceled "Futurama," beg on the sidewalk outside the Comic-Con convention in San Diego on Sunday, July 27. Sunday was the final day of the annual convention, mecca of all things pop culture. Leela and Fry, from the recently canceled "Futurama," beg on the sidewalk outside the Comic-Con convention in San Diego on Sunday, July 27. Sunday was the final day of the annual convention, mecca of all things pop culture.
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"Just make the costume work for you, Ben," West said.

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