This is in from the jocose Eye of the Tiber:
Pope Francis Calls Zack Snyder To Complain About Choice Of Ben Affleck For Batman
Hollywood, CA––”Hello, it’s Pope Francis,” were the first words spoken during a conversation in which His Holiness telephoned Zack Snyder, director of the upcoming film “Man of Steel 2.” “Hello Your Holiness,” answered a dazed Snyder, no stranger to celebrities but still star struck to be speaking to the Holy Father, the Vicar of Christ on earth. “Listen, I’ll get to the point,” said Pope Francis, “I thought 300 was awesome, and Man of Steel was pretty great too. But I don’t know about Ben Affleck as Batman in your next movie.” Snyder reportedly stuttered at this point, unsure what to answer His Holiness. “I mean, I trust you as a director and all that, and I’m sure it won’t be that bad, but there really weren’t any better choices? I mean this is the guy that played Daredevil. Did you even see that movie?” Snyder then reportedly answered that he had not. “Exactly,” answered the Pope, before concluding, “My son, I’m not saying this is an enormous mistake or anything, and I’m certainly not speaking ex cathedra here. I’m just asking you to reflect a little more when you make decisions like this.”
¡Papa Francisco acude en auxilio! Santo Padre, por favor, ayuda a los pobres admiradores de Batman!
And, yes, I know that Batman in Spanish is “Batman”.