Sometimes actors and actresses are cast in roles that fans and critics don’t necessarily agree with. Fans are very vocal about their frustration with certain casting decisions and, once the choice has been made, it’s difficult to change their minds. While some of the stars below surpassed everyone’s expectations, others were predictably poor in their roles. Here are the 11 most controversial casting decisions in recent films!
11. Ben Affleck in Superman vs. Batman
Ben Affleck – who replaced Christian Bale as Batman in Superman vs. Batman – has received a lot of flack for being cast in this role. Fans even launched an online petition demanding that Affleck be replaced. Even though he was warned about fan backlash, the Oscar-winning screenwriter, who has endured his fair share of controversy of the course of his career, wasn’t put off and actually exceeded fans and critics’ expectations. He was considered one of the best parts of the movie!
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