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Ben Affleck to Play Batman in ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel

IMAGE: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette

IMAGE: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette

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!

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sr200179
sr200179

 Ben Affleck as an older and wiser Batman?! That's genius.

IdleTime
IdleTime

Afflect always comes off dweebish to me.  Batman?  Affleck?  I don't think so.  And I don't really care.  Not like I'm going to watch that movie anyway.  So he could suck all he wants and it wouldn't affect me.

Amanda 1
Amanda 1

All I can think of is Daredevil... lol, BUT I hope he pulls this off, I loved Bale's Batman. So we'll see what Affleck does with it, good luck to him.

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

HOLY SHIT!


I'm both skeptical and totally on-board, if that's even possible.


I love me some Batman, and I love Ben Affleck. But I have no idea if it will work. I am excited to see him try though. Ben is more than good enough to make it work.

Noelle
Noelle

Unexpected. Does he have enough charisma to pull it off?

aryehgizbar
aryehgizbar

I'm on the fence with this. Wasn't a fan of him when he was Daredevil. and his face seems too soft for the batman role. but who knows.

JoeTranch
JoeTranch moderator

@NickRoman1 Honestly, someone I follow on Twitter posted that Damon was playing The Joker, and I Googled for around fifteen minutes before realizing it was a joke.

JoeTranch
JoeTranch moderator

@Amanda 1 That was not a great time in Affleck's career or life, generally speaking, right?

JoeTranch
JoeTranch moderator

@NickRoman1 The problem is that "trying" to be Batman will never be Batman. He's that kind of a specific character, you know? Ben Affleck is the most "Batman" ready he's ever been at this point in his career, though! If he'll ever be Batman, it's now!

JoeTranch
JoeTranch moderator

@Noelle Is Batman charismatic to you? I think of Batman as a badass black sheep.

sr200179
sr200179

@JoeTranch @Amanda 1   right!  Daredevil was ages ago  Affleck has grown respectable actor/director and is HUGE now . We shall see!