Ben Affleck to Play Batman in Superman Vs. Batman Film (WTF!)

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Ben Affleck is set to star as Batman in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel, Warner Bros. has announced.

“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" said Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros. earlier today. "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.”

“Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman," added director Snyder. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.”

“We are so thrilled that Ben is continuing Warner Bros.’ remarkable legacy with the character of Batman," continued Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution President Sue Kroll. He is a tremendously gifted actor who will make this role his own in this already much-anticipated pairing of these two beloved heroes."

Warner Bros. has a longstanding relationship with Affleck. His most recent hit for the studio was 2012's Argo, which won Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards. Affleck's next directorial effort, Live By Night, will also be produced by Warner.

Affleck is no stranger to the superhero gig, having played Daredevil in 20th Century Fox's 2003 flick of the same name. His will be the fifth big-screen Batman since Michael Keaton donned the cowl in Tim Burton's 1989 effort.

The Man of Steel sequel, which will likely be called Batman vs Superman, was announced at Comic-Con earlier this year. The film will be penned by Snyder and Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer, and is currently slated to open worldwide on July 17, 2015. The sequel will reunite Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams and Diane Lane.

Man of Steel has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date.

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FFS I don't like this to be honest. I really wanted it to be Jon Hamm =/

At least it isn't Matt Damon.

Seriously what's wrong with Ben Affleck? Seems like a good choice to me looks and acting wise...

They think we forgot Daredevil. They're right.

Dumb. I guess they are playing off his new found career choices? Meh. He should stay away from super hero movies imo.

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This can be really good actually.

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disolitude said:
At least it isn't Matt Damon.

Seriously what's wrong with Ben Affleck? Seems like a good choice to me looks and acting wise...

He's a great actor. I loved Argo and the Town, I just can't see him being Batman. Like I said, I REALLY wanted Jon Hamm! DAMN!

Comment on IGN that I agree with...

So everyone who "loves this idea," okay, you've obviously NEVER read a Batman comic in your life. That's fine. You've got some amazing books out there waiting for you. One thing you'll be surprised to learn- Batman is supposed to be basically a ninja who's mastered many different fighting skills, who's also pretty much a genius. Now picture Ben Affleck. Yea, no. And I'm a huge fan of Affleck, on and off the screen. But this is not a good call, and anyone who knows how bad-ass Batman can, and is supposed to be knows this.

I will NEVER accept him. Never.

Bale will always be Batman. ALWAYS.