Meet the NEW Batman: Ben Affleck!


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Violet and Seraphina can call their dad a movie star and an Oscar-winning director, and now these two kids can also call their dad Batman. Yes, it was announced today that Ben Affleck has been cast as Bruce Wayne, aka the one and only BATMAN.

Ben will be following in the footsteps of such notable portrayals of the caped crusader as Adam West, Michel Keaton, and Christian Bale. He’ll be playing opposite Henry Cavill in the Man of Steel sequel.

Director Zack Snyder released this statement about the casting, saying: “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.”

But we’ll have wait to see how he does. The film doesn’t start shooting until next year and is slated for a July 17, 2015 release.

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