Sad Batman

Sad Batman

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Updated Mar 27, 2016 at 02:19PM EDT by Brad.

Added May 14, 2014 at 01:19PM EDT by Molly Horan.

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Sad Batman is a photoshop meme based on a black-and-white photograph of actor Ben Affleck posing as the sullen-looking protagonist on the set of the upcoming Batman film. Similar to Sad Keanu and Sad Kayne, the meme involves editing a cutout exploitable of Ben Affleck's Batman into the background of images that accentuate his apparent loneliness.

Origin

On May 13th, 2014, Zack Snyder,[1] the director of the Man of Steel sequel tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman (2016), tweeted the first picture from the set of the movie featuring Batman (played by Ben Affleck) standing next to the Batmobile. Within 48 hours, the photo gained over 44,000 retweets and over 24,000 favorites.


* 塩Follow ZackSnyder& @ZackSnyder I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom. #Batman #Batmobile #Gotham imgur.com/3hRU6px pic.twitter.com/p5DEf6fLzJ Reply t. Retweet ★ Favorite More RETWEETS FAVORITES 44,246 24,921 匣 。 12:11 PM-13 May 2014 Flag media

Within fifteen minutes, Twitter user LaughingStoic[9] tweeted the photo with sad Keanu photoshopped into it captioned with the question, "why are u so sad batman?"


Follow @LaughingStoic bcuz keanu stole my sandwich its not fair! :( pic.twitter.com/5hEnaZ87DA Reply t Retweet ★ Favorite More REWEETSFAORITESAl 2:21 PM-13 May 2014 Flag media

About half an hour later, the hashtag #SadBatman was introduced by Twitter user Willhanafin,[2] and in the following 48 hours, the hashtag #SadBatman[3] was tweeted out over 1,000 times.


* 塩Follow WILL HANAFIN @willhanafin @lanDempsey he looks fierce sad! #sad batman わReply Retweet ★ Favorite More FAVORITES 。 2 2:40 PM-13 May 2014

Spread

On the same day as the photo was tweeted, The Daily Dot[4] published an article titled “Why is Ben Affleck such a sad Batman? Here are some answers” and Blastr[4] published an article titled “That didn’t take long: ‘Ben Affleck is Sad Batman’ memes already rolling in.” The meme was also covered by several sites on May 14th, including SlashFilm[6], Metro[7] and Yahoo Movies.[8] Within 48 hours, the hashtag #SadBatman[3] was tweeted out over 1,000 times.


THIS IS MY "DEPRESSED STANCE

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81 ROGKS UP IN BATMOBILE LEAVES KEYS INSIDE

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