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Ben Affleck is Batman for 'Man of Steel' Sequel - Confirmed!

Ben Affleck is Batman for 'Man of Steel' Sequel - Confirmed!

Ben Affleck has officially been chosen to play Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel!

The 41-year-old actor will star alongside Henry Cavill in the movie that will bring Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen!

Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry‘s Superman,” director Zack Snyder said in a statement (via Hypable). “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.”

The film is set to go into production in 2014 with a release date of July 17, 2015. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane are all confirmed to return for the film.

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  • James

    Ben Affleck as Batman? What? I just can’t see it.

  • Candice

    Well that was shocking. He wasnt even in my mind about playing Batman.

  • jhy

    I am so happy about this. He will be much better than Bale was.

  • saadgkhan

    That’s just horrible, first he got Gone Girl and Now This.. THAT’S HORRIBLE!!!!!!! BOOOOO!!!!

  • ummmmm

    wtf really..that dude is like a pansy ass man..he tried comic character Daredevil..sucked…met his wife ur, on top of the world give it up when ur ahead…christian bale is Batman….shitty ass news

  • Vivian

    Holy smokes!
    I gotta admit, he wasn’t in my list of potentials at all.
    But, he does have that older/wiser quality.

    Guess we’re going to completely wipe him as Daredevil from our minds, it’s the only way he’ll get the fair chance he deserves…

  • amika

    oh no…. oh no oh no oh no oh no

  • MXz

    IMO, not a good choice. But I guess, I can’t say until its actually seen on the screen. I just can’t see it. There were so many other great candidates who could’ve been batman.

  • Jenny

    a joke and an epic failure…

  • alexandrina

    @jhy: i can see Affleck as batman because he wears mask, but as Bruce Wayne and batman Bale’s the best ..

  • Nah!

    You’ve got to be kidding me. He will fail the franchise. It’s about time to quit going to the movies. Too many horrible actors out there and if they make 1-2 great movies, it’s like so what, it doesn’t mean you continue acting. Ben A has no talent and has no depth. His wife is a better actor than he is. I feel sorry for her taking care of their children and him too!

  • ella

    Gross. What a waste of a role. Batman is suppose to be mysterious, cool, smart magnate and so much more. Ben Affleck is no Batman. Golly. I won’t be watching. Be is doofy and mostly lame. Start a petition people.

  • HCfan

    mmm, at least he’s a good actor.
    Henry still going to be the eye candy :P

  • amber

    he has done bad movies but what actor hasn’t hes an award winning actor and im sure he will do the movie justice. its better than actors such as joe manganiello who can’t act at all without having to have his shirt off. ben is a great actor and anyone who says different needs to do something better with their time then hate on people more successful than you

  • http://- Kate

    Hmm …

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  • George Carlin

    They should call the movie Lumberjack vs Luberjack….Thumbs Down!!!

  • Fishnuts

    WTF?!!! That’s it for me. Screw him and screw everybody who allowed this to happen.

  • Pandora

    I’m just sad, really, really sad. I can not believe out of all the actors in Hollywood they chose him. I mean WHY???? Dear God why?????

  • GGGive

    he has the voice ….. but when he did daredevil he said he couldn’t do another movie with masks it was degrading and stupid blah blah blah… now this???

  • Bring back Michael keaton!

  • Lena

    Oh no!! He is so wrong for this!! He’s such a wimp. He must know the right people.

  • Lena

    He’d be much better than Ben!

  • EternalSunshine

    This is no-sense, Wes Bentley was the best candidate to be Batman, Ben does not fit with Batman, Wes is more dark, more like Batman.

  • DV8

    No why?????!!! I love Ben don’t get me wrong but I just don’t see him as Batman after watching Christian Bale perfect Bruce Wayne.

  • Pandora

    I’m seriously going to cry. He’s going to ruin Batman and Superman all in one swift motion. They say that the Superman actors are cursed, now we see how this will ruin things for Henry. Curse of the Affleck!

  • Joker


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  • http://. ////

    He’s not a good actor but it doesn’t take much acting to be Batman, so he’ll probably fit the role just fine (I did enjoy Bale, Keaton and Kilmer). The villians are the main attraction anyways!!

  • Desperate

    Superheros are so yesterday…

  • Finally

    About 12 years too late. No one can do it better than Bale

  • mfb

    horrible!!!!! worst decision ever!

  • essie

    LOL what a joke

  • Lovely

    Nnnnooooooo!! I like Ben but he is no Batman. Did they not see Daredevil!?

  • amber

    they need to just give up on the batman movies. its overplayed and they will never do better the what heath ledger did in the dark knight. im so done with overplayed superhero movies.

  • mimi

    let see how he can works on BATMAN versus bale. its interesting enough to pick him to play a legendary superhero characters. he need to learn from RDJ.

  • Roxy

    HAHAHAHAHAHA You gotta be kidding!!
    He’s already another superhero: Daredevil! Remember? He was a MARVEL face before, and he will always be! No way he’s also Batman.
    You can not be a MARVEL poor-project-of-superhero once, and then,
    like it’s no big deal, a DC Master of Masters Superhero!
    It’s like oil and water, at least to me, it’s a No-no.
    Obviously, it’s a joke. No way, ever. Undeniably impossible.

  • ace11

    How about J – Lo for BAT GIRL????


  • Roxy

    @amika: EXACTLY! :O

  • guest

    @ace11: Yes, now we are talking ratings if Jlow is batwoman. I will def see the movie!

  • Ada_


  • Shamrock

    Incredible and utterly shocked of the news tonight regarding Mr. Affleck.
    I have been a fan of his since his low point(Gigli era), and read many articles and viewed several interviews of Ben stating he would NOT make another Superhero film going forward. Now, a BIG change in his direction, and why?? Especially, after his recent accolades of ARGO and ramp up in the directing world.
    Well, I did see “Man of Steel”, and it was entertaining. Also, I would not miss a moment to see Mr. Affleck in a Batman costume, and saving the world from all the darkness.
    So, cheers to him and the cast of this upcoming film!!!

    P.S. I’m patiently waiting for Matty and Benny to reunite on the big screen together.

  • fechi

    Why is this a monumental JOKE ?
    Why do you think there wasn’t Dare Devil 2?

  • fiona

    He was not ever in my mind to play Batman. They should just stop with the batman movies for awhile. I really liked Bale and Ledger together. That was the best one.

  • just sayin

    Lmao, its like these two his wife and him keep getting movies w/o being good actors…who is doing who.

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  • Dd

    I like Ben, but not as Batman.

  • Jessie

    Hahahaha! Oh, they’re serious. He’ll do for Batman what he did for Daredevil.

  • Crazy town

    It’s like the same boring set of actors in every movie…zzzzzzzz. Putting batman and superman together is stupid, how many times can you retread these tired stories? On top of that MOS is gay.