Ben Affleck will don Batman’s Cowl Announces Warner Bros.

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Ben Affleck Batman

Ben Affleck Batman

Ben Affleck is your new Batman, ladies and gentlemen.

The Oscar-winning writer/director/actor will play the caped crusader in the “Man of Steel” sequel set to hit theaters in 2015. The highly anticipated (still untitled) Superman/Batman team-up will feature returners Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Amy Adams as Lois Lane as well as returning director Zack Snyder and writer David Goyer.

No stranger to a hero’s mask, Affleck portrayed Marvel’s Daredevil back in 2003 and perhaps more interesting he portrayed Superman actor George Reeves in the film Hollywoodland in 2006.  Affleck’s Batman will be an “entirely new incarnation of the character” according to the studio but he still faces the daunting task of reintroducing the popular character merely three years after Christian Bale concluded his reign in Gotham.

What do you think about Ben Affleck taking on Bruce Wayne’s secret identity? Is there anyone else you think should have been given the role instead?

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