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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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122 Responses to “Ben Affleck is Batman for 'Man of Steel' Sequel - Confirmed!”

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  1. 26
    DV8 Says:

    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.

  2. 27
    Pandora Says:

    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!

  3. 28
    Joker Says:


  4. 29
    britney spears Says:


  5. 30
    //// Says:

    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!!

  6. 31
    Desperate Says:

    Superheros are so yesterday…

  7. 32
    Finally Says:

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

  8. 33
    mfb Says:

    horrible!!!!! worst decision ever!

  9. 34
    essie Says:

    LOL what a joke

  10. 35
    Lovely Says:

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

  11. 36
    amber Says:

    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.

  12. 37
    mimi Says:

    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.

  13. 38
    Roxy Says:

    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.

  14. 39
    ace11 Says:

    How about J – Lo for BAT GIRL????


  15. 40
    Roxy Says:

    @amika: EXACTLY! :O

  16. 41
    guest Says:

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

  17. 42
    Ada_ Says:


  18. 43
    Shamrock Says:

    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.

  19. 44
    fechi Says:

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

  20. 45
    fiona Says:

    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.

  21. 46
    just sayin Says:

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

  22. 47
    Happy Says:


  23. 48
    Dd Says:

    I like Ben, but not as Batman.

  24. 49
    Jessie Says:

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

  25. 50
    Crazy town Says:

    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.

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