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It's an exciting moment for Ben Affleck, who is preparing to become Batman for the sequel to "Man of Steel," however he hasn't really said anything about joining the cast since the announcement was made. That is, until he stopped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

Ben is excited about the movie and says what director Zack Snyder and company have planned is "brilliant." Before they let him sign on though, they made sure Affleck knew what he was getting into. Specifically in terms of internet reactions to previous superhero movie castings.

"I was like, 'I'm a big boy. If I can handle an Emmy snub, I can handle anything.'" Ben says Warner Bros. warned him to just avoid the internet for a couple days after the announcement, but he couldn't do that. "I handle s***," he reasons. So he jumped online to check out the response and it only took one comment to knock him off the computer for a bit.

At the end of the day, Ben can handle it. It's nothing he hasn't been through before. Not only was he a superhero once, he lived through "Gigli."
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