Affleck to play Batman in ‘Man of Steel’ sequel


Ben Affleck. AP

LOS ANGELES – Ben Affleck will don Batman’s cape and cowl.

Warner Bros. announced Thursday that the 41-year-old actor-director will star as a new incarnation of the Dark Knight in a film bringing Batman and Superman together. The studio says Affleck will star opposite Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman from “Man of Steel.” The movie will also reunite “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

The big-screen DC superhero mash-up was originally announced at last month’s Comic-Con International in San Diego by director Zack Snyder.

Snyder said in a statement that Affleck will provide a counter-balance to Cavill’s Superman.

Production is expected to begin in 2014, and the as-yet-untitled film is set for release July 17, 2015.

First posted August 23, 2013 | 10:28 am

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  • nakawan

    Oh God… Bale bailed out at the right time

  • PinoyNYC10128

    Ben Affleck did the DAREDEVIL character many years ago and the movie faltered just like the blind lawyer …. as BATMAN …. I’ll bet my balls … he will fail miserably in the ticket booths ….. NO WAY !!!!!!


    • RyanE

      I watched the movie, seems fine with me, soundtrack is good..

      • WeAry_Bat

        yeah, daredevil seemed ok. another ben affleck movie, paycheck, was very nice.

    • Pablo Juan

      dude.. better make sure you already have kids.

  • hustlergalore

    ben affleck is great when he is not in front of the camera!

  • IntelligentFund

    Oh I do not know about this one. Daredevil did not do so well. But let’s give the man a chance until the movie comes out.

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