Fri, 15 Nov 2013 06:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Morgan Freeman supports Ben Affleck as Batman

Actor Morgan Freeman, who will be seen next in 'Last Vegas', talks about Ben Affleck playing Batman

Morgan Freeman supports Ben Affleck as Batman (© Reuters)

Los Angeles: Morgan Freeman, who played a prominent role in 'The Dark Knight' series, has slammed the outcry over Ben Affleck playing the new Batman.

The Academy award winner said it was wrong to judge Affleck before watching his performance.

"Listen: Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, and Christian Bale have played it. It's a franchise! It'll stand on its own merits, and you can't really say anything until he's done it. The pre-judging was strange. Give him a shot!," Freeman said.

Affleck has been cast to play an older world weary Batman in Zack Snyder's Superman sequel opposite Henry Cavill. The actor's casting received a backlash from the fans of the Caped Crusader.

Freeman, who has previously worked with Ben Affleck in the drama 'The Sum of All Fears' will soon be seen alongside stalwarts Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline in the upcoming buddy comedy 'Last Vegas', releasing on November 22.

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