Former cowl-captains Adam West and Val Kilmer took to Twitter to react to Ben Affleck being chosen to carry on the character’s legacy.

Neither clearly endorsed the hire (unlike The Avengers director Joss Whedon’s enthusiastic tweet), but Kilmer at least told bat-fans to ease off bashing Warner Bros.’s choice, while West gave some … er … personal hygiene advice.

Affleck was the surprise pick to star opposite Henry Cavill’s Superman in the untitled sequel of Man of Steel, which Warner Bros. intends to release on July 17, 2015.