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Ben Affleck Will Play Batman In ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel

Thu, August 22, 2013 10:02pm EDT by 29 Comments
Ben Affleck Batman

Holy Affleck! Ben is set to play the next Batman in the upcoming ‘Man of Steel’ sequel, Warner Bros. announced on August 22.

Actor and director Ben Affleck will star as the next Batman opposite Henry Cavill, who is reprising his role as Superman. This will be the first time the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel join forces on the big screen!

Ben Affleck Is Batman — He Will Play The Caped Crusader In ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel

According to Gossip Cop, director Zack Snyder said in a statement:

Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. 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.

Ever since the Comic-Con announcement that the Man of Steel sequel will feature an appearance by fellow DC Comics staple Batman, the internet has been flooded with wishes and suggestions for which actor should next slip on the Dark Knight’s iconic mask. Christian Bale has brushed off the idea of reprising the role himself, and we bet Ben is very thankful for that!

A source close to Ben confirms to that he is the new Batman. We can’t wait to see him in action!

Christian Bale Confirms He’s Leaving Batman Behind

As much as most people would love for Christian to continue playing the role he perfected in the Christopher Nolan trilogy, it just wasn’t meant to be. During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Christian was asked about reprising his nocturnal character in a potential Justice League movie — and his answer was less than promising:

We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. That’s enough. Let’s not get greedy. … I have no information, no knowledge about anything. I’ve literally not had a conversation with a living soul. I understand that they may be making a Justice League movie, that’s it. … It’s a torch that should be handed from one actor to another. So I enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with.

We’re so glad Ben has accepted that torch from Christian! He’s going to be great in the Man of Steel sequel.

HollywoodLifers, do you think Ben will make a good Batman? Cast your vote below, then drop a comment with more thoughts on this interesting choice!

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