An angry Batman fan has started a petition against Ben Affleck playing the role of Batman in Man of Steel 2.

John Roden, a resident of Kentucky, is demanding that the role be re-cast as he doubts Affleck's ability to play the part.

The petition reads, "His acting skill is not even close to being believable as Bruce Wayne and he won't do the role justice. He's not built, nor is he intimidating enough for the role of Batman."

Roden added, "His portrayal of Daredevil was atrocious and he's not remotely close to an action star. Please find someone else."

It's not all negative towards the Argo star however with Joss Whedon tweeting his support, "Affleck'll crush it. He's got the chops, he's got the chin – just needs the material. Affleck and Cavill toe to toe – I'm in."

The Zack Snyder directed Batman – Superman film is due to open worldwide in September 2015.