Deadline is reporting that Ben Affleck has officially signed on to play Batman in the Man of Steel crossover sequel! The announcement was made today.
Filmmaker Zack Snyder is said to be working alongside Affleck to create an entirely new version of Bruce Wayne, one that will fit seamlessly in the world established by Man of Steel. Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane are also slated to return for the sequel, which is set to launch on July 17th, 2015. The film has yet to set an official title.
President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Greg Silverman, had this to say regarding the casting of Ben Affleck:
We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.
What do you think of Ben Affleck as Batman in the Man of Steel Sequel? Whom would you have chosen if not Affleck? Check out the logo reveal for the film at 2013 Comic-Con below!