Pandemonium swept across the web last week with the announcement that Ben Affleck will be putting on the cape as Batman in the sequel to this summer’s Man of Steel. The casting decision was met with some yays, and a lot of nays.
No one was more bummed than our group of male underwear models who took to twitter to voice their opinions. Colby Melvin tweeted, “Ben Affleck as the new Batman? Not crazy about it. He’s the ‘guy next door’ you borrow tools from…and not cool bat tools.” Colby’s fiancé, Brandon Robert Brown, also couldn’t help but throw some shade Affleck’s way, by Instagramming a pic of himself dressed as The Dark Knight with #betterthanbenaffleck.
This had us thinking. Maybe Brown was on to something. Maybe the studio execs should have looked at a crop of underwear models to play the part of the bat. Letting our imaginations run wild, we decided to see what a world would be like if Brown, Melvin, and some of our other favorite male models donned the Batman mask.
Check out these models in the gallery below. Who do you think would make a great Batman out of the bunch? Let us know in the comments or by tweeting @underwearexpert.
Photo Credit: Andrew Christian, The Underwear Expert, Coty Tarr, Rick Day, Tumblr