Writer S.E. Sinkhorn posted a pic to Twitter of an old Trivial Pursuit card from 2008. Less than ten years ago in time, perhaps a million years in feelings. There's so much we know now that we didn't know then, and most of it is bad.
It's perhaps understandable then, why Sinkhorn took the question, "Who has never been Batman?" pretty personally.
In 2008, the makers of Trivial Pursuit thought we'd live in a world where Ben Affleck would never be Batman. Little did they know.
Everyone in the replies was upset that the game gave movie execs ideas, but they still had a few knocks to get out against other offending Batmans:
This obviously their fault. They gave some shmuck the idea and now Batman sucks.— Prerna Pickett (@prernapickett) December 4, 2017
People didn't hold their punches.
The correct answer is Ben Affleck as he should never have been cast as Batman after Daredevil bombed so badly.— Joe Lefoe (@JoeLefoe) December 4, 2017
Others laid off Ben Affleck and took their blows elsewhere...
"George Clooney."— Johnny Von Rotten (@JohnnyVonRotten) December 4, 2017
"But George Cl-"
"There's never been a Batman movie with George Clooney."
"Yes, there was, it was Ba-"
"NEVER BEEN BATMAN, GEORGE CLOONEY."
Sure, predicts the future, blahblah, but the real question here is... Where is Michael Keaton?— seriologa (@seriologa) December 4, 2017
Poor Ben Affleck.
it says "been" and not "played."— the.effing.librarian (@effinglibrarian) December 4, 2017
so the only answer is "everyone who is not Adam West"
It's acceptable to disavow Clooney over the bat nipples issue.— Jerry Bianco (@JerryBianco) December 4, 2017
I think it's safe to say Clooney and Affleck were never batman...— Toby Tremayne (@magicindustries) December 4, 2017
I'll tell you who isn't Batman - billionaire wastrel playboy Bruce Wayne. I read it in a Daily Planet editorial by that nice Ms Lane.— Doubtful Guest (@theletterzed) December 4, 2017
How deep does this anti-Affleck conspiracy go? Is it just board games, or has it infiltrated TV too? DEAR GOD WHAT ABOUT JEOPARDY?— Elizabeth Skipper (@eclareskipper) December 5, 2017
Oh great. Now you've done gone and made Tobey Maguire the next Batman. Thanks.— 🚨Der🚔Identitäts👮Polizist🚓 (@NuclearBants) December 5, 2017
Also, someone pointed out this was a similar question in an edition of Cranium, though they don't specify the year this edition was printed. But if it preceded Affleck's casting as the dark knight, that's scary: